A Spindle, A Darkness, A Fever And A Necklace lyrics

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Artist(s)Bright Eyes
Album(s)Fevers & Mirrors

"So long everything" he shouted
Then he ran next door to Margot's house
"I'm moving" he said
"Where" asked Margot
"Two weeks away" said Mitchell
"Where is that" asked Margot
"It's everywhere
I will be after I walk for two weeks" said Mitchell
"I have lived in the same place for a long time
It is time for me to go some place else"
"No" said Margot "you have only lived next door for fifteen years"
"Sixteen" said Mitchell
"Fifteen six what's the difference" said Margot
"I want you to stay next door forever"
"I can't" said Mitchell
"I do not want to go wake up in the same old bedroom and eat breakfast in the same
old kitchen
Every room in my house is the some old room
Because I have been there too long"
You turn on a spindle you're so much looser now
But you're not explaining how you've gained such new repose
I touch the clasp of your locket with its picture held
Some secret you wouldn't tell but let it choke your neck
So we imagine a darkness where all shapes divide
Solids changing into light with a burst of heat so bright
Well fine don't you do what I want you to
Don't degrade yourself the way that I do
'Cause you don't depend upon all the shit
That I use to make my moods improve

"And you look at me and think 'same old face
Same old tail, same old scale same old walk
Same old talk," said Margot
"No" said Mitchell "I like your face tail scale walk and talk"
"I like you"
"I like you too" said Mitchell
He walked to the door "I must pack" he said

Near a sea of pianos there were waves of chords that crashed against the shore in
one huge and useless roar
And there were girls bringing water
Like a dream they came to cool the fever of my brain and soothe my burning throat
And they made me a necklace
Hanging beads of sweat on a string of my regrets and placed it round my neck
They were singing don't you do what you've wanted to
Don't destroy yourself like those cowards do
Maybe the sun keeps coming up
Because it's gotten used to you and your constant need for proof

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