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I saw the autumn leaves
Peel up off the street
Take wing on the balmy breeze
And sweep you off your feet

And you blushed as they scooped you up
On sugar maple wings
To gaze down on the city below
Ablaze with wondrous things

Downy feathers kiss your face
And flutter everywhere
Reality is a lovely place
But I wouldn't wanna live there
I wouldn't wanna live there

Weighed down by heavy lids
And lunar lullabies
I knew you were wide awake
'Cause you smile with your eyes

Downy feathers kiss your face
And flutter everywhere
Reality is a lovely place
But I wouldn't wanna live there

From the green belt balcony
The wildfires look so pretty
Ponderosa canopy
I'd never leave if it were up to me

To the ruby redwood tree
And to the velvet climbing ivy
Painted all mahogany
I'd never leave if it were up to me
If it were up to me

With a starry brush
Paint the dusk venetian blue
'Cause in the evening hush
You'll never believe the view

And when the leaves return
And their whisperings fill the night
They'll freeze and burn
Where fire and ice collide
Where fire and ice collide

Can you feel a silk embrace
In the satin air?
If we dissolve without a trace
Will the real world even care?

Downy feathers kiss your face
And flutter everywhere
Reality is a lovely place
But I wouldn't wanna live there
I wouldn't wanna live there

I saw the autumn leaves
Peel up off the street
Take wing on the balmy breeze
And sweep you off your feet



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  • U
    UnregisteredMar 23, 2012 at 1:07 am
    I think he's saying that he likes this one girl, but she's too far out of his league. He's saying that he wants to live in a dream world where all his dreams can come true.
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 21, 2012 at 3:26 am
    The real world was far from love,
    Far far far away...
    Same as you was far from reality for me,
    Far far far away...
    No one else can make me feel loving, only u
    For real world, i should not think about you,
    Cause never possible. But unable forget you.
    The real world i've to responsible for many thing.
    Only i just "do what i can, with what i have, where i am," it's life =)
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    It is beautiful,i really love this song, also has a gret music. I love adam young, and every one of his songs.
  • U
    UnregisteredOct 30, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    Really beautiful. Great imagination of the real world.
    Super love this song! Adam you are one of the greatest songwriters.
    The words that he used in here were perfectly beautiful.

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