“Blue Dahlia” by The Gaslight Anthem

“Blue Dahlia” by The Gaslight Anthem

July 12, 2018 0 By CPE

“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.”

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.

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.”

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

Where did 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 meCome see about me, come see about me, come see about me, come see about me, come see about me
Whenever you’re lonely

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