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David Byrne & St. Vincent – Dinner For Two lyrics

By the time the guests arrive, ooh, already it was dark outside
Tables set with China dishes
We're welcomed in with tiny kisses
What's her name?
I don't remember
Isn't that the famous author?
Harry's gonna get some appetizers
Well, he's keeping out of range of small arms fire
Dina has a phone she says is working
Now she's crawling on the floor, across the kitchen
Something I should tell you but we are never alone

Tanks outside the bedroom window
We'll be ok with the curtain closed
The guests are fine behind the sofa
It's much too late, they should not go home

Something I should tell you but we are never alone
Up by dawn, already morning
I ask myself, “What is going on?”
Some tender words and sidelong glances
Are you ok?
Have you lived here long?

Underneath the stairway somebody's changing her clothes
Sweaters and a t-shirt, silk dresses cover the floor
Sit down by my side
Take my overcoat
When will we get out?
Maybe we will soon
Some of us losing it
Some of us breaking down
Some of us speaking out
Used to it now

Something I should tell you but we are never alone
There's something I should tell you and I've been waiting so long
When it's over with, going our separate ways
How about you and me?
Dinner for two

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