The Graveyard Near The House
Lyrics The Airborne Toxic Event

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The other day when we were walking by the graveyard near the house
You asked me if I thought we would ever die
And if life and love would fade, predictably we made ourselves a kind of predictable lie
And so I pictured us like corpses lying side by side in pieces
In a dark and lonely plot under a bough
We looked so silly there all decomposed half turned to dust in tattered clothes
Though we probably look just as silly now

Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye to all this dog-eared innocence.
I can't pretend that I can tell you what is going to happen next or how to be.
But you have no idea about me.
Do you?

And it left me to wonder if people ever know each other
Or just stumble around like strangers in the dark
Sometimes you seem so strange to me, I must seem strange to you
We're like two actors playin' two parts
Did you memorize your lines? Cause I did
Here's the part where I get so mad, I tell you I can't forget the past
And you get so quiet now, you seem somehow
Like a lost and lonely child and you just hope that the moment won't last

Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye, bye to all this dog-eared innocence.
I can't pretend that I can tell you what is going to happen next or how to be.
But you have no idea about me.
You have no idea about me.
Do you?

Still, there's always a way around.
There's something tying our feet to the ground.
A moment passed, we hear how it sounds.
And it seems a little less profound.
Like we're all going the same way down.
Yeah, we're all going the same way down.
I'm just trying to write it all down.

Cause I write songs, and you write letters.
We are tied like two in tethers
And we talk and read and laugh and sleep at night in bed together.
And you wake in tears sometimes, I can see the thoughts flash across your eyes.
They say, "Darling will you be kind?
Will you be a good man and stay behind if I get old?"

Then the letters all flash through my head
With the words that I was told
About the fading flesh of life and love
The failures of the bold.
I can list each crippling fear like I'm reading from a will.

And I'll defy every one and love you still.
I will carry you with me up every hill.
And if you die before I die,
I'll carve your name out of the sky.
I'll fall asleep with your memory and dream of where you lie.

It may be better to move on
And to let life just carry on
And I may be wrong.
Still I'll try.

Cause it's better to love whether you win or lose or die.
It's better to love whether you win or lose or die.
It's better to love and I will love you until I die.

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