Okkervil River Oh, Precious Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I live in a building where nobody knows me
I go to bed early, I sleep in my clothes
At night I hear screaming down in the street
I dream that I am slipping, I reach for my feet
Precious, we are falling down, catch us

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh no

[Chorus]
Down we go again

[Verse 2]
I fill in the holes in my vision with Dexedrine
The landscape spins sideways
The movies and magazines whisper
As they hide on soft silky surfaces
That surely my neighbors and friends
Have their purposes here
The building is maddening
Thirty floors high they are building a needle that pierces
The sky like a cold vaccination, like a smile through a Polaroid
Surely my neighbors and friends want to be destroyed Precious
We are falling down, catch us

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh no

[Chorus]
Down we go again

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh no

[Chorus]
Down we go again

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh no

[Chorus]
Down we go again

[Verse 3]
Lend me a leaf from the rill
Lifting the dreams from you
They sift through the meshes of the ancient afternoon
Leave me alone for awhile, leave me alone with your smile
And listen to the breaking
All the buildings we are making will be gone

[Outro]
Precious
We are falling down, falling down, catch us

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