The Airborne Toxic Event Duet Lyrics

I’ve been away for far too long

I’ve had my mind wrapped around this one song

I heard last week on the radio while

Driving near that place we used to go

Where the track homes all look the same

With the roofs and the tiles and the similar frames

All these streets are so wide and these cars are so lame

And on every block I heard the whisper of your name

I spent so many evenings in my head

I’d lie alone on an unmade bed

Counting the minutes like numbered clocks

Should I call, should I write, should I read, should I stop?

I’m a child, I’m a ghost, I’m a slur, I’m a boast

I’m a prince, I’m a king, I’m a ryhme, I’m a ring

I’m unable to sleep, I’m unable to sing

I’m a desperate and lonely, frightened, unholy thing

And you’d say la la la I’m so glad I’m over you

As you reach for your drink and you tell me you like my shoes

And I smile like a wretch, there’s not much else I can do

I say I know what you mean, yeah it’s weird for me too

Besides what would I sing about if I had you?

Kinda sounds like la la la…

La la la…

I think maybe it was Radiohead

That had this weird little beat and a keyboard instead

Of guitar playing chords, I remember how bored

You would get with those bands

You always said they play the same three chords

And you’d dance around in your t-shirt and sing

Don’t you love Modest Mouse and adore Promise Ring?

Don’t you wish that you could just avoid everything?

Join a band, go on tour, and think of me when you sing?

And I’d think la la la yeah that sounds okay to me

And you’d fall on the bed and I’d fall down to my knees

And I’d smile like my life depended on it

That’s so weird I was mostly right about that

Always eager to love and eager to leave

La la la la la la la la la la la la la la…

And I’d think la la la all these songs are so untrue

As I stare at this space inside of you

And we don’t belong and it sounds so wrong

And you’re beautiful with that gray scarf on

I think yeah okay but maybe it’s just the song

And I miss you but it might just be the song