The Airborne Toxic Event Chains Lyrics

Midnight

I stare out the window from my room

I hear the dogs it’s going to be dawn soon

I wonder where you are

In my mind’s eye

I’m floating alone in the night sky

The treetops, the buildings beneath me

I feel my heart beating

So I try to find anything

To kill the time

To quiet my mind

There’s got to be something

There’s got to be someone

Else still awake in this city

I can’t take another night

I can’t stay

I’ve got to break and break and break

These chains away, away

Bars close

We stumble around through the echoes

Hiding our past in some old clothes

Like its some dirty secret

And I see a face

In the passing light

It’s so good tonight

I’m tired of putting up this fight

There’s got to be somewhere

There’s got to be someone

Else still alive in this city

I can’t hide another night

I can’t stay

I’ve got to break and break and break

These chains away, away

These chains away, away

We lean into the wind

Riding our nerves and choking engines

Built for a time not 50 years old

I can hear the whispering at the door

When I’m alone in this cell

With 10,000 words and nowhere to go

And I wish you could know

How much I still need you

The spell of this town, the graves on the hill

Lit up like a crown

The names on the signs

I can’t even say

Have to break and break and break

These chains away, away

These chains away, away

Sometimes I feel the pain

At the heart of this ember

All these ashes I choke on

Does anyone remember

Where we came from, where we came to

A place with no center and no edge

And no end