Lyrics for the Day – Round Here

Leadoff to one of Dr. Reptile’s fave albums of all time

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Step out the front door like a ghost
Into the fog where no one notices
The contrast of white on white
And in between the moon and you
The angels get a better view
Of the crumbling difference between wrong and right
I walk in the air between the rain
Through myself and back again
Where?
I don’t know
Maria says she’s dying
Through the door, I hear her crying
Why?
I don’t know
‘Round here
We always stand up straight
‘Round here
Something radiates
 
Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand
She said she’d like to meet a boy who looks like Elvis
And she walks along the edge of where the ocean meets the land
Just like she’s walking on a wire in the circus
She parks her car outside of my house\
Takes her clothes off,
Says she’s close to understanding Jesus
She knows she’s more that just a little misunderstood
She has trouble acting normal when she’s nervous
‘Round here
We’re carving out our names
‘Round here
We all look the same
‘Round here
We talk just like lions
But we sacrifice like lambs
‘Round here
She’s slipping through my hands
 
Sleeping children got to run like the wind
Out of the lightning dream
Mama’s little baby better get herself in
Out of the lightning
She says, It’s only in my head
She says, Shh, I know it’s only in my head
But the girl on the car in the parking lot
Says Man, you should try to take a shot
Can’t you see my walls are crumbling
Then she looks up at the building
Says she’s thinking of jumping
She says she’s tired of life
She must be tired of something
‘Round here
She’s always on my mind
‘Round here (hey man)
I got lots of time
‘Round here
We’re never sent to bed early
And nobody makes us wait
‘Round here
We stay up very very very very late
I can’t see nothing, nothing
Around here
You catch me if I’m fallin’
You catch me if I’m fallin’
Will you catch me because I’m falling down on here
I said I’m under the gun
Around here
Oh man I said I’m under the gun
Around here
And I can’t see nothin’
Nothin’
‘Round here
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