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Mary, this station is playing every sad song.
I remember like we were alive.
I heard and sung them all from inside of these walls.
In a prison cell, where we spent those nights.
And they burnt up the diner where I always used to find her.
Licking young boys blood from her claws.
And I learned about the blues from this kitten I knew.
Her hair was raven and her heart was like a tomb.
My heart's like a wound.

I saw tail lights last night in a dream about my first wife.
Everybody leaves and I'd expect as much from you.
I saw tail lights last night in a dream about my old life.
Everybody leaves, so why, why wouldn't you?

Mary, I worried and stalled every night of my life.
Better safe than making the party.
And I never had a good time, I sat by my bedside, with papers and poetry about Estella.
Great expectations, we had the greatest expectations.

I saw tail lights last night In a dream about my first wife.
Everybody left me and why wouldn't you?
I saw tail lights last night in a dream about my old life.
Everybody leaves and why, why wouldn't you?

It's funny how the night moves.
Humming a song from 1962.
We were always waiting... always waiting.
We were always waiting for something to happen.

I saw tail lights last night In a dream about my first wife.
Everybody else left me and Mary why wouldn't you.
I saw tail lights last night in a dream about my whole life.
Everybody leaves and why, why wouldn't you?



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    UnregisteredAug 28, 2012 at 3:11 am
    Reminds me of my life with my first wife. I'm too damn young to know lyrics like this as intimately as i do.
  • U
    UnregisteredDec 6, 2011 at 3:42 am
    Mary esta estación toca todas las canciones tristes
    recuerdo como estuvimos vivos
    las escuché y canté todas dentro de esos muros
    en un calabozo gastamos todas esas noches
    y ellos encendieron la cena donde siempre solíamos buscarla
    lamiendo sangre de chicos jóvenes de sus garras
    y aprendí acerca de las tristezas de ese gatito que conocía
    su pelo y su corazón fueron devorados como una tumba
    mi corazón es como una herida

    Ayer vi colas de luz en un sueño acerca de primer esposa
    todos salen y yo podría esperar tanto de ti
    ayer vi colas de luz en un sueño acerca de mi primer esposa
    todos salen, ¿por qué? , ¿por qué tú no podrías?

    Mary, me presioné y estanqué cada noche de mi vida
    mejor librarme que hacer la fiesta
    y nunca tuve buen tiempo, me senté por mi mesa de noche con papeles y poesía de estelle
    grandes expectativas, nosotros tenemos grandes expectativas

    Ayer vi colas de luz en un sueño sobre mi primer esposa
    todos salieron ¿y por qué tú no podrías? Todos salen ¿y por qué? , ¿por qué tú no podrías?

    Es gracioso cómo las noches se mueven
    zumbando una canción de 1962
    nosotros siempre estuvimos esperando... Siempre esperando
    nosotros siempre estuvimos, esperando por que algo pasara

    Ayer vi colas de luz en un sueño acerca de mi primer esposa
    todos los demás me sacaron y mary ¿por qué no podrías? Ayer vi colas de luz en un sueño acerca de mi primer esposa
    todos salen y mary ¿por qué tú no podrías?

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