Bright Eyes - Middleman Lyrics

Bright Eyes Cassadaga cover art
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I traveled though the atmosphere as a wall of feedback climbed
The pegs were gold, the band was old, they played in half time
Now every dream gets whittled down just like every fool gets wise
You will never reap of any seed deprived of sunlight

So I have become the middleman
The gray areas are mine
The in-between, the absentee
Is a beautiful disguise

So I keep my footlights shining bright just like I keep my exits wide
Because I never know when it's time to go, it's too crowded now inside
The dead can hide beneath the ground and the birds can always fly
But the rest of us do what we must in constant compromise

So I have become the middleman
The gray areas are fine
The "I don't know," the "maybe so"
Is the only real reply
It is the only true reply
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Clairaudients (Kill or Be Killed)
  • 2 Four Winds
  • 3 If the Brakeman Turns My Way
  • 4 Hot Knives
  • 5 Make a Plan to Love Me
  • 6 Soul Singer in a Session Band
  • 7 Classic Cars
  • 8 Middleman
  • 9 Cleanse Song
  • 10 No One Would Riot for Less
  • 11 Coat Check Dream Song
  • 12 I Must Belong Somewhere
  • 13 Lime Tree


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Conor Oberst
    album: Track 8 in album Cassadaga
    release date: 2007-4-9
    popularity : 101 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Country Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 4:49
    Album Information
    label: Polydor
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 0602517320109
    script: Latin