Posted by: outroversion | December 23, 2010

Track of the year: Bright Eyes- I know you

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Bright Eyes

O.K I know I said I wasn’t doing an actual track of the year before saying that villagers was it… Well I’m still not doing a track of the year but once again IF I was then THIS would be it! Conor Oberst has the habit of soundtracking your life with every word and and this track was no different, if you can’t relate to these lyrics you’re probably not all that human…

walking with you through the courtyard
where everything’s marble and smooth
you said the idea of perfection
was just fundamentally cruel
and talked about joining the circus
and trading your face for a mask

oh i know you want to
i just don’t believe that you can

we made quite a pair in the morning
we both tend to traffic in dreams
seeing it now from the outside
you kept all your dark ones for me
and said that you plan to go rambling
as you sat on that big windowsill

oh i know you want to
i just don’t believe that you will

you long to go hide in the bramble
or fall off the face of the earth
you wish you could live with the beggars
on the steps of some crumbling church
you say that you’d like to go hungry
but the truth is you just had your fill

oh i know you want to
i just don’t believe that you will

on sundays, you stroll through the market
and feel like you’ve traveled through time
buying back all your possessions
that were stolen in some former life
returned to me, tied in a corset
to say “don’t you know who i am?”

oh i know you want to
i just don’t believe that you can
yes, i know you want to
i just don’t believe that you can

been trying to make an invention
something the world’s never seen
to sweep away all of the trouble
and leave the place shiny and clean
patent your brave new creation
and hold it right there in your hand

oh i know you want to
i just don’t believe that you can

i waited for you at the landing
the water was crystal and calm
all these ideas of forever
are just fundamentally wrong
you say that your love makes you honest
then you’re caught with your hand in the till

oh i know you want to
i just don’t believe that you will
yes, i know you want to
i just don’t believe that you will

MP3: I know you


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