The District Sleeps Alone Tonight Lyrics

The Postal Service


publisher: ©SONY ATV MUSIC PUB LLC, THE BICYCLE MUSIC COMPANY
writers: Benjamin D Gibbard, James Scott Tamborello
album: Track 1 in album Give Up
release date: 2003-2-18
popularity : 15 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Synth-pop/Indie Rock/Indie Pop
length: 4:45
guest background vocals: Jenny Lewis
recorded by: Chris Walla
guitars: Benjamin Gibbard
background vocals: Jenny Lewis
programming: Jimmy Tamborello
lyricist: Benjamin Gibbard

Cover Art

The Postal Service Give Up cover art
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Smeared black ink

Your palms are sweaty.
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 wear my badge.
A vinyl sticker with big block letters
Adhering to my chest.


It tells your new friends,
"I am a visitor here."
"I am not permanent."

The only thing
Keeping me dry is

It seems so out of context
In this gaudy apartment complex.
A stranger with your door key
Explaining that "I'm just visiting".

I am finally seeing
That I was the one worth leaving.
I was the one worth leaving.

DC sleeps alone tonight.

It seems so out of context
In the gaudy apartment complex.
A stranger with your door key
Explaining that "I'm just visiting".

I am finally seeing
That I was the one worth leaving.
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.

I am finally seeing
That I was the one worth leaving.
I was the one worth leaving.
I was the one worth leaving.
I was the one worth leaving.


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