I Watched You Taking Off Lyrics

Bright Eyes


album: Track 10 in album A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995–1997
release date: 1998-1
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length: 3:59

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in the darkness of a dorm room
somewhere in this suffocated mid-west
but if this is real then I was mistaken
and if there is truth then why can't we find it?
but beauty comes to those who have been waiting for something
that is bigger than themselves
but this is the sound of the hopeless kids
as they scream from the basements of the houses of their parents
and this is the sound of the hopeless ones
as they stare down at their books
and realize that they’ve been lied to
but if this is real then I was mistaken
and if the vision’s gone then I was not aware
consistency like that which I have craved
is that people change so unexpectedly
and realization finds you in a drunken airport
some planes depart and others never arrived
so with this in mind I don't plan on waiting
if it’s time to leave and break these old ties
without something more the vision is fading
but until it’s gone the pain will make us try
it’ll make us try
but this is the hope I’ve been searching for
as the wings catch the sunlight of the cold Nebraska skyline
and this is the dream I am dying in
as I wait to find tomorrow be content without perfection
but if this is real then I was mistaken
and if the vision’s gone then I was not aware




Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Invisible Gardener
  • 2 Patient Hope in New Snow
  • 3 Saturday as Usual
  • 4 Falling Out of Love at This Volume
  • 5 Exaltation on a Cool Kitchen Floor
  • 6 The Awful Sweetness of Escaping Sweat
  • 7 Puella Quam Amo Est Pulchra
  • 8 Driving Fast Through a Big City at Night
  • 9 How Many Lights Do You See?
  • 10 I Watched You Taking Off
  • 11 A Celebration Upon Completion
  • 12 Emily, Sing Something Sweet
  • 13 All of the Truth
  • 14 One Straw (Please)
  • 15 Lila
  • 16 A Few Minutes on Friday
  • 17 Supriya
  • 18 Solid Jackson
  • 19 Feb. 15th
  • 20 The ‘Feel Good’ Revolution