memoir of a lightning bolt

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i wrote this song walking around nyc last fall in those first few days after the economy suddenly went to shit. there was this wild frantic energy in the air like anyone you saw on the street could break out into tears at any moment. some strange black electricity in the air. like everything was a secret. it didn't matter much to me. i was broke before, i'd be broke afterwards. it got me thinking though, about what's important. like, what's really valuable?

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did you ask for forgiveness?
girl, are we still in business?
when he says that he loves you
do you feel like a mistress?
will you think of me sometimes?
when you're hiding from the sunshine?
are we following a secret code?
are we having a good time?
exiled on the east side
wind blowing in a minor key
what will you write about?
when you write about you and me?

i'm a miner for a heart of gold
getting ready to relapse
sleepwalking through the city streets
the economic collapse
sinking deeper in the concrete
sea typewriter of doom
memoir of a lightning bolt
violins in the bedroom
in a galaxy of sad eyes
with a legacy of wind and dust
what will you write about?
when you write about us?

shadow of a man, shadow of a man
hold out for a new romance
shadow of a man, shadow of a man
fall under an avalanche
shadow of a man, shadow of a man
it's much too late to turn back now

last chance for a good time
new clothes for the monarchy
what will you write about?
when you write about you and me?
in a galaxy of sad eyes
with a legacy of wind and dust
what will you write about?
when you write about us?

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from safe inside the sound, released October 6, 2009
dan bills - synths
brian sendrowitz - synths, everything else

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