Stuyvesant Town

from by Graham Smith & KGW

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Hi,

The place in the song mentioned is right across the street. "Five years disappears" was a conscious choice, though I kind of disagree(s) with it now. The story around this one is complex and potentially hurtful, like all of my best. All of my best, Graham.

P.S. If only I had known that Stuyvesant Town Homes Incorporated would be trying to sell their warez 2 years post-recording, I could have made a modest proposal/fortune.

P.P.S. A lowercase yv kind of looks like a crying W. Potential Weezer forum technology breakthrough?

lyrics

Um, yeah
That was kind of a personal ad
Matter fact you can
Go ahead and reverse what I said
You haven't seen nervous and uptight yet

Till you've spent the night
In my bed where the bedbugs bite
So put some soup in a Gladware (tm)
And could you spring for my cab fare
It's only fair, you said you had to see me
One way or another
And I can't take the subway

Here
Remember when it felt so near?
And now it feels like light years
I guess that's what happens when five years
Disappears into a black hole
My dear
There's such a ringing in my ears
And it colors ever sound I hear
So you can understand my fear
And need to keep the trap closed

And I say that I'm tired
But you know that's not it
Cause I'm a fucking liar
Fine, alright, but I promise

I'm writing it down
1, 3, blah blah Stuyvesant Town
I'll be there soon
I've been driving around
All night now
So it's nice to have found
The light
Of the moon

And I waited all night
For you to call me
Nah
I turned my cell phone off
I could care less I'm not
About to get slept on
Buy copies of <a href="http://kleenexgirlwonder.bandcamp.mu/albums/Yes-Boss">Yes Boss</a>
I'm sorry you're pissed off

But get down
Once in a while
There are lines on the ground
To guide you back to the climate you prowl
It's time for me now: I'm finally out of my mind
I'm flying around, and I know it's retarded
I know how I sound, and I'm not proud
But I been around for a while and I've found
That Stuyvesant Town is a nice place to live

credits

from November Brain, released November 30, 2006
(c) Graham Smith, Ryan Smith, Thayer McClanahan

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