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mountain goats – downtown seoul lyrics


there was a new song on the air.
i saw you coming across the square.
and a white bird broke the dark korean sky
as the rest of my life went by

i had your warm hand on my face.
i took your index finger in between my teeth,
and i held it gently in place.
it was resting lightly on my tongue in there.
i saw you shaking in the cold korean air.
[and] there but for the grace of the lord of song
i would be this very second and i’m coming right along.
you had your cardigan on.
i looked toward the sky and the white bird was gone.
i remember your eyelids.
i remember your body now.