The District Sleeps Alone Tonight Lyrics

The Postal Service


publisher: ©THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY, SONY ATV MUSIC PUB LLC
writers: Benjamin D Gibbard James Scott Tamborello
album: No. 1 track in album Give Up
release date: 2003-2-18
popularity : 55 users have visited this page.
length: 4:45
guitars: Benjamin Gibbard
programming: Jimmy Tamborello
recording: Chris Walla
background vocals: Jenny Lewis, Jenny Lewis
guest vocal: Jenny Lewis

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Smeared black ink... your palms are sweaty
And i'm barely listening to last demands
I'm staring at the asphalt wondering what's buried underneath where i am

I'll wear my badge... a vinyl sticker with bigh 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
A stranger with your door key explaining that i am just visiting
And i am finally seeing why i was the one worth leaving

D.C. sleeps alone tonight

You seem so so out of context in this gaudy apartment complex
A stranger with your door key explaining that i am just visiting
And i am finally seing why i was the one worth leaving
The district sleeps alone tonight after the bars turn out their lights
And send the autos swerving into the loneliest evening
And i am finally seeing why i was the one worth leaving


[Thanks to pardonsheryl@yahoo.com for these lyrics]
[Thanks to f150aggiegirl@aol.com for correcting these lyrics]

Track Listing

  • 1 The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
  • 2 Such Great Heights
  • 3 Sleeping In
  • 4 Nothing Better
  • 5 Recycled Air
  • 6 Clark Gable
  • 7 We Will Become Silhouettes
  • 8 This Place Is a Prison
  • 9 Brand New Colony
  • 10 Natural Anthem