The District Sleeps Alone Tonight Lyrics

Birdy


publisher: ©SONY ATV MUSIC PUB LLC, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY
writers: Benjamin D Gibbard, James Scott Tamborello
album: Track 5 in album Birdy
release date: 2011-11-7
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Acoustic/Indie Rock
length: 4:45
lyricist: Benjamin Gibbard

Cover Art

Birdy Birdy cover art
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Smeared black ink... your face is ashen
And I'm barely listening to last demands
I'm staring at the asphalt wondering what's buried underneath
Where I am
Where I am

I'll wear my badge... a vinyl sticker with big block letters adherent to my chest
That tells your new friends I am a visitor here...
I am not permanent
And the only thing keeping me dry is
Where I am (You seem so out of context in this gaudy apartment complex)
Where I am (A stranger with your door key explaining that I am just visiting)
Where I am (And I am finally seeing why I was the one worth leaving)
(Why I was the one worth leaving)

D.C. sleeps alone tonight
D.C. sleeps alone tonight
Where I am (You seem so out of context in this gaudy apartment complex)
Where I am (A stranger with your door key explaining that I am just visiting)
Where I am (And I am finally seeing why I was the one worth leaving)
(Why I was the one worth leaving)

The district sleeps alone tonight after the bars turn out their lights
And leave the autos swerving into the loneliest evening
And I am finally seeing
Why I was the one worth leaving
Why I was the one worth leaving
Why I was the one worth leaving
Why I was the one worth leaving


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 1901
  • 2 Skinny Love
  • 3 People Help the People
  • 4 White Winter Hymnal
  • 5 The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
  • 6 I’ll Never Forget You
  • 7 Young Blood
  • 8 Shelter
  • 9 Fire and Rain
  • 10 Without a Word
  • 11 Terrible Love