Okkervil River Lyrics

Overview / Lyrics (see all) / Photos / Videos / News

print correct

Oh, Precious Lyrics

"Oh, Precious" was written by M. Williams.
"Oh, Precious" was written by M. Williams.

(No other information is available for this lyric - would you like to add something today?)
show more
Edit | show less
Help
What chart rank did the song debut? What is the song about? Has it won any awards?, etc.
Cancel Submit
Thank You
Your introduction will appear once it has been deemed awesome by our team of wizards.

Submit Corrections Cancel

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'm slipping, I reach for my feet

Precious, we are falling down
Catch us

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
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

Oh, no, down we go again

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

Precious, we are falling down, falling down
Catch us

Songwriters
M. Williams

Published by
CONRAD MUSIC

print correct
Listen to Okkervil River Radio on Last.fm, Radio.com or Jango

Poll

Vote Now
Next Poll