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Long Island Blues Lyrics

"Long Island Blues" was written by Casablancas, Julian.
"Long Island Blues" was written by Casablancas, Julian.

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I see a drug bust in your eyes
F C
There are bruises on your thighs
F C F Am G
I can tell you're trying to hide, all the darkness in your mind
C
You got saw dust on your toes
F C
From that sports bar down the road
F C F Am G
You have beer glass in your feet, you say kiss me on the cheek

C
Some people get paid to talk
F C
Some people get paid to listen
F C F Am G
Some people buy a ticket and can't wait for intermission

C
Just like some will love you blindly
F C
Some will love you with conditions
F C F Am G
Some will love you like an unborn child loves family tradition

C
Now she is tainted by the syringe
F C
Trying to rhyme a word with orange
F C F Am G
I'm a cheap and ugly sinner, to who soul love is foreign

F
So if you're sideways
C
And if you wanna go my way
G
Before a meteoric shower
C
Decides the earth should be devoured
F
Whether you're locked up in a tower
C
Or you're charging by the hour
G
In mama's eyes you are a flower
C
Forget the after taste if life got sour
F
Will you finish what you started
C
Travel the seas you never parted
G
Remember things you disregarded
C
Communicate with the departed
F
Believe in things you thought weren't founded
C
Prepare to always be astounded
G
Or keep your dreams and visions grounded
C
It took a while but then I found it.

C
No one inspired you in time
F C
So you left your love behind
F C F Am G
In a world that can discourage one who is young and full of courage

C
You said you'd start at the bottom
F C
But instead you start at the top
F C F Am G
Be careful what you wish for because on your lap it might just drop

C
So it's a lonely life at the bottom
F C
Can be lonely too at the top
F C F Am G
Make sure your heart is singing right until the day it stops

C
They'll say dream but what they mean
F C
Is be specific or obscene
F C F Am G
It's time to find some time to fail at what makes you most happy

C
Sometimes you concentrate on lovers
F C
To forget everything else
F C F Am G
Sometimes you hate each other to forget you hate yourself

F
So if you're sideways
C
And if you wanna come my way
G
Before a meteoric shower
C
Decides the earth should be devoured
F
Whether you're locked up in the tower
C
Or if you charge 'em by the hour
G
To me you'll always be a flower
C
Forget the after taste if life got sour
F
Will you finish what you started
C
Before you celebrate with a cigar lit
G
Remember things you disregarded
C
Communicate with the departed
F
Prepare to always be astounded
C
Believe in things you thought weren't founded
G
Don't keep those dreams and visions grounded
C
It took a while but now I found it.

Songwriters
CASABLANCAS, JULIAN

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