The Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight Lyrics

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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


  • Credits
    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 : 200 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
    Album Information
    country(area): Canada
    script: Latin