The Postal Service - Clark Gable Lyrics

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I was waiting for a cross-town train in the london underground
When it struck me that I've been waiting since birth to find
A love that would look and sound like a movie so I changed
My plans and rented a camera and a van and then I called you
"I need you to pretend that we are in love again" and you agreed to

I want so badly to believe that "there is truth, that love is real"
And I want life in every word to the extent that it's absurd
I greased the lens and framed the shot using a friend as my stand-in
The script it called for rain but it was clear that day so we faked it
The marker snapped and I yelled "quiet on the set"
And then called "action!"
And I kissed you in a style that clark gable would have admired
(I thought it classic)

I want so badly to believe that "there is truth, that love is real"
And I want life in every word to the extent that it's absurd
I know you're wise beyond your years, but do you ever get the fear
That your perfect verse is just a lie you tell yourself to help you get by?


[Thanks to pardonsheryl@yahoo.com for these lyrics]
[Thanks to raelee89@comcast.net 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


  • Credits
    album: Track 6 in album Give Up
    release date: 2003-2-18
    popularity : 152 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Pop
    styles: Synth-pop/Indie Rock/Indie Pop
    length: 4:55
    drums: Benjamin Gibbard
    guest background vocals: Jenny Lewis
    recorded by: Chris Walla
    programming: Jimmy Tamborello
    Album Information
    country(area): Canada
    script: Latin