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A Perfect Sonnet Lyrics

from Every Day And Every Night

"A Perfect Sonnet" is track #1 on the album Every Day And Every Night. It was written by Oberst.
"A Perfect Sonnet" is track #1 on the album Every Day And Every Night. It was written by Oberst.

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Lately I've been wishing I had one desire
Something that would make me never want another
Something that would make it so that nothing matters
All would be clear then

But I guess I'll have to settle for a few brief moments
And watch it all dissolve into a single second
And try to write it down into a perfect sonnet
Or one foolish line

'Cause that's all that you'll get so you'll have to accept
You are here and then you're gone

But I believe that lovers should be tied together and
Thrown into the ocean in the worst of weather
And left there to drown
Left there to drown in their innocence

But as for me I'm coming to the final chapter
I read all of the pages and there is still no answer
Only all that was before I know must soon come after
It's the only way it can be

So I stand in the sun, and I breathe with my lungs
Trying to spare me the weight of the truth

Saying everything you have ever seen was just a mirror
And you've spent your whole life sweating in an endless fever
And laying in a bathtub full of freezing water
Wishing you were a ghost

But once you knew a girl and you named her lover
And danced with her in kitchens through the greenest summer
But autumn came, she disappeared
You can't remember where she said she was going to

But you know that she is gone 'cause she left you a song
That you don't want to sing

Singing I believe that lovers should be chained together
And thrown into a fire with their songs and letters
And left there to burn
Left there to burn in their arrogance

But as for me I'm coming to my final failure
I've killed myself with changes trying to make things better
Ended up becoming something other than what I had planned to be

Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers
And layed entwined together on a bed of clover
And left there to sleep
Left there to dream of their happiness


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