Bright Eyes - The City Has Sex Lyrics

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and the lonely once bandaged lay fully exposed
having undressed their wounds for each other.

And there's a boy in a basement with a four-track machine,
he's been strumming and screaming all night, down there.
The tape hiss will cover the words that he sings,
they say it's better to bury your sadness
in a graveyard or garden that waits for the spring to
awake from it's sleep and burst into green.

Well I've cried, and you'd think I'd be better for it
but the sadness just sleeps and it stays in my spine
for the rest of my life.

And I've learned and you'd think I'd be something more now
but it just goes to show it is not what you know
it is what you were thinking at the time.

This feeling's familiar, I've been here before.
In a kitchen this quiet I waited for a sign or
just something that might reassure me of
anything close to meaning or motion (with a reason to move).

I need something I want to be close to.
And I scream, but I still don't know why I do it,
because the sound never stays it just swells and decays,
so what is the point?
Why try to fight what is now so certain?
The truth is all that I am is a passing event that will be forgotten.

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 If Winter Ends
  • 2 Padraic My Prince
  • 3 Contrast and Compare
  • 4 The City Has Sex
  • 5 The Difference in the Shades
  • 6 Touch
  • 7 June on the West Coast
  • 8 Pull My Hair
  • 9 A Poetic Retelling of an Unfortunate Seduction
  • 10 Tereza and Tomas

  • Credits
    album: Track 4 in album Letting Off the Happiness
    release date: 1998-9-2
    popularity : 68 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 2:12
    engineer: Andy LeMaster
    Album Information
    label: Saddle Creek Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin