“Blue Dahlia” by The Gaslight Anthem

“Blue Dahlia” by The Gaslight Anthem

July 12, 2018 0 By celmoreblog

 

“What a hot and sultry summer; steam just slides up off them streets.
You gotta stay inside and wait for the night, and then come on over and see me.
Cause there’s a poetry about these streets, and it slips from your skin and goes right underneath.
And Mama always knew I’d meet a girl like you, but me, I never believed.

Cause I’ve been so lonely I can’t imagine that kind of sympathy.
Cause I’ve been so lonely I can’t imagine that kind of sympathy.

“Where’d you get them scars? How blue is your heart?
Is it sad enough to break, she said, “it’s sad enough to break.”
How long was your life? Was it cold and strange like mine?
Are you man enough to lay here?
She said, “I’m man enough, my baby, come see about me.”

I had a dream about you once; I could barely see your form.
I met you between the wax and the needle in the words of my favorite song.
And your black hair was like a raven, with your tan skin on the beach.
And your backdrop was the Auroras and my Sidekick was all this grief.

And I been so low down, I been almost level with the ground.

“Where’d you get them scars? How blue is your heart?
Is it sad enough to break, she said, “it’s sad enough to break.”
How long was your life? Was it cold and strange like mine?
Are you man enough to lay here?
She said, “I’m man enough, my baby, come see about me.”

And did they take you to the carnival to get locked up on a ride?

See me, I got caught up with the fortune tellers,

and the ladies with the sleepy eyes.

And it took years, my baby, just to come clean.

Every street light, a reminder,

and all those apologies…

And the night was lonely next to me.

Even the night was lonely next to me.

“Where’d you get them scars? How blue is your heart?

Is it sad enough to break, she said, “it’s sad enough to break.”

How long was your life? Was it cold and strange like mine?

Are you man enough to lay here?

She said, “I’m man enough, my baby, come see about me.”

Come see about me, Come see about me, Come see about me

Whenever you’re lonely…

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