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I opened my eyes, last night
and saw you in the low light
Walking down by the bay, on the shore
Staring up at the stars that aren't there anymore
I was feeling the night, grow old
and you were looking so cold
So like an introvert, I drew my overshirt
Around my arms and began to shiver violently before
You happened to look, and see
the tunnels all around me
Running into the dark, underground
All the subways around create a great sound
To my motion fatigue, farewell
With your ear to a seashell
You can hear the waves, in underwater caves
As if you actually were inside a saltwater room

(Time together is just never quite enough)
When you and I are alone, I've never felt so at home
(What will it take to make or break this hint of love?)
Only time
-Only time-

Can you believe that the crew, has gone
and wouldn't let me sign on?
All my islands have sunk, in the deep
And I can hardly relax or even oversleep
But I feel warm with your hand, in mine
When we walk along the shoreline
I guess we'll never know, why sparrows love the snow
We'll turn out all of the lights and set this ballroom aglow

(So tell me darling do you wish we'd fall in love?)
Yeah all the time
(All the time)

(Time together is never quite enough)
When you and I are alone, I've never felt so at home
(What will it take to make or break this hint of love?)
Only time
-Only time-
(When we're apart whatever are you thinking of?)
If this is what I call home, why does it feel so alone?
(So tell me darling, do you wish we'd fall in love?)
All the time
-All the time-

(Time together is just never quite enough)
(When we're apart whatever are you thinking of?)
(What will it take to make or break this hint of love)
(So tell me darling, do you wish we'd fall in love?)
(All the time)
Oh all the time



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  • unCLEVERSLEAZOID
    +9
    unCLEVERSLEAZOIDJul 20, 2008 at 4:25 pm
    Dangg Rainie, why couldn't you write out the WHOLE song? LOL

    I always have to go back and read the chorus. LOL

    Whatever, I love you Rainie XD!!

    I took me 3 hours to figure out that this was your account, haha, I looked at the user and saw you. I bet you can guess who I am :]]

    ROSALLY! :D
  • Cobaltshadow
    +6
    CobaltshadowMar 26, 2009 at 12:10 pm
    owl city writes the most clever lyrics and rhymes i have ever seen. and they make it work perfectly. better than perfect. OWL CITY IS THE BEST! and this song, as well as Rainbow Veins and Super Honeymoon
  • b
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    BlahBlahBlahBlahBlahMar 28, 2009 at 3:18 am
    OMG! I live this song! Its so cool! I listen to it everyday and sing it over and over! BEST SONG EVER!
  • s
    +3
    SpokesDec 31, 2009 at 12:39 am
    To me it sounds like a couple that know each other well, but he is always gone somewhere, and they can never quite get things started before he is gone again. Work, school, whatever. They both want to further the relationship, but life keeps getting in the way, so it stays the same. Kind of melancholy, but it has hope intertwined with it.
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    liquorcrUnkjuice18Jan 9, 2009 at 11:10 am
    wow.amazing.i love it. buhh yea..haha no clue what im talking about. this is the best song.oh hott damn. great song. o_0

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