Step out the front door like a ghost into the fog
Where no one notices the contrast of white on white
And in between the moon and you angels get a better view
Of the crumbling difference between wrong and right
Well, I walk in the air between the rain, through myself and back again
Where? I don't know
But Maria says she's dying, through the door I hear her crying
Why? I don't know
Round here we always stand up straight
Round here something radiates
Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand
She said she'd like to meet a boy who looks like Elvis
And she walks along the edge where the ocean meets the land
Just like she's walking on a wire in the circus
An she parks her car outside of my house and takes her clothes off
Says she's close to understanding Jesus
And she knows she's more that just a little, you know, misunderstood
She has trouble acting normal, well I have trouble acting normal
But round here, we're carving out our names
Round here, we all look the same
See round here, we talk just like lions then we sacrifice like lambs.
And round here, she's, she's slipping through my hands
Sleeping children better run like the wind
Out out out out, out of the lightning dream
I said mama's little baby better get herself in
Out of the lightning
She says, "It's only in my head"
She says, "Shh, I know it's only in my head"
There's girl in the car in the parking lot
Says, "Man, you should try to take a shot
Can't you see my walls are crumbling?"
Then she looks up at the building, she says "I'm thinking of jumping"
She says "I'm sick and tired of life"
Well every body's tired of something
Round here, she's always on my mind
Round here, hey man, I got a lot of time
See round here we're never sent to bed early and nobody makes us wait
Round here we stay up very, very, very, very late
I can't see nothin', nothin', round here
Oh, would you catch me if I was fallin'?
Would you kiss me if I was leavin'?
Would you hold me 'cause I'm lonely without you
I said "I'm under the gun around here"
I said "I'm lonely lonely lonely without you
And I can't see nothin', nothin'