“Australia” by The Shins

Well, look here, until then, they’re gonna buy your life’s time. So keep your wick in the air and your feet in the fetters ’til the day… they come in doing cartwheels. We all crawl out by ourselves, and your shape on the dance floor will have me thinking such filth, I’ll gouge my eyes.

You’d be damned to be one of us, girl. Faced with a dodo’s conundrum, I felt like I could just fly, but nothing happened every time I tried.

A duotone on the wall, selfless fool who hoped he’d save us all. Never dreamt of such sterile hands, You keep ’em folded in your lap, Or raise them up to beg for scraps, You know, he’s holding you down

But just a minute too late, or changed by a potion, and find a handsome young mate for you to love.

Been alone since you were twenty-one, you haven’t laughed since January,

You know you’d trade your life for any ordinary Joe, Well do it now or grow old, Your nightmares only need a year or two to unfold.

Dare to be one of us, girl, facing the android’s conundrum, I felt like I should just cry.

But nothing happens every time I take one on the chin. You’re Himmler in your coat. You don’t know how long I have been watching the lantern dim, starved of oxygen.

So give me your hand, and let’s jump out the window.



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