The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

The Postal Service


writers: Benjamin D Gibbard, James Scott Tamborello
album: Track 1 in album Give Up
release date: 2003-2-18
popularity : 17 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

Album Information

country(area): Canada
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Postal Service Give Up cover art


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Smeared black ink
Your palms are sweaty.
To last demands.
I'm staring at the asphalt wondering

(Where I am)
I wear my badge.
Adhering to my chest.

"I am a visitor here."

Keeping me dry is
It seems so out of context
A stranger with your door key

That I was the one worth leaving.

In the gaudy apartment complex.
Explaining that "I'm just visiting".
I am finally seeing
I was the one worth leaving.
The district sleeps alone tonight
And send the autos swerving

That 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