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You belong to the gang
And you say you can't break away
But I'm here with my hands on my heart

Our families can't agree
I'm your brother's sworn enemy
But I'd shout out my love to the stars

So await for the stone on your window, your window
Await by the car and we'll go, we'll go

When first we laid eyes
I swore to no compromise
'Til I felt my caress
On your skin

Well how soon we were betrayed!
Your sister gave us away
And your father came all
Unhinged

So await for the stone on your window, your window
Await by the car and we'll go, we'll go,

But O Valencia!
With your blood still warm on the groud
Valencia!
And I swear to the stars I'll burn this whole city down

All I heard was the shout
Of your brother calling me out
And you ran like a fool
To my side

Well, the shot it hit hard
And your frame went limp in my arms
And an oath of love
Was your dying cry

So await for the stone on your window, your window
Await by the car and we'll go, we'll go

But O Valencia!
With your blood still warm on the groud
Valencia!
And I'll burn this whole city down

Valencia!
With your blood getting cold on the groud
Valencia!
And I swear to the stars I'll burn this whole city down



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    UnregisteredDec 6, 2011 at 1:54 am
    The perfect romeo and juliet / west side story song. O valencia! About forbidden love, and how the two lovers try to keep their relationship secret, ending tragically in death.
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    jessaweezeJun 4, 2010 at 6:43 am
    Such a sad, but beautiful song. Definitely a Romeo and Juliet type story. One of my favorites from The Decemberists! Love it!

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