We Are Nowhere And It's Now - (with Emmylou Harris) Lyrics

by Bright Eyes

If you hate the taste of wine
But do you drink it till youre blind?
And if ya swear that theres no truth and who cares
How come you say it, like youre right?

Why are you scared to dream of God?
When its salvation that you want?
Ya see stars that are clear have been dead for years
But the idea just lives on.

In our wheels that roll around
As we move over the ground.
And all day it seems
Weve been in between a past and future town.

We are nowhere and its now.
We are nowhere and its now.

And like ten minute dream in the passenger seat
While the world was flying by
I havent been gone very long
But it feels like a life time.

Ive been sleeping so strange at night.
Side affects they dont advertise.
Ive been sleeping so strange,
With a head full of pesticide.

Ive got no plans and too much time.
I feel too restless to unwind.
Im always lost in thought as I walk a block
To my favorite, neon sign.

Where waitress looks concerned
But she never says a word.
Just turns the Jukebox on
And we hum along, and I smile
Back at her.

And my friend comes after work
When the feature starts to blur.
She says These bars of filth with things that kill,
but now you probably shouldve learned
Did you forget that yellow bird
Oh how could you forget your, yellow bird.

And she took a small silver reef and pined it onto me
And said this one will probably bring you love.
And I dont know if its true,
but I keep it for good luck.