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Okkervil River Blue Tulip Lyrics

Last updated: 12/26/2011 11:00:00 AM

They’re waiting to hate you, so give them an excuse.
They say that it changed you, but I know that can’t be true.
I came in the entrance the make-up girl went through and waited for ages – I waited there for you.

Hats off to my distant hope!

I’m held back by a velvet rope and he’s behind the wall the smoke machine has made between us.
And if he does exist, if camera-clicking green room guests swirl around a man who is real and can be touched, then I will do just that much.

Hats off to my distant hope, a ray of light, a puff of smoke.

My street tonight’s on fire with hope you’ll be there and you’ll see us.
I’ve got my ear against the screen.
I feel your feelings crackling through every single inch of me.
I’m going to make you mean it.
With every single cell of me, I’m going to make you mean the words you sigh.