Wraithlike - Maximo Park

Here's a song that finally you can understand
A minor statement meant to counteract the bland
A list of wraithlike things
That quicken the heart

Just another song; a faded memory
A raison d'etre for the entire family
I don't remember it well
I was in love for a spell

Copies of Sight and Sound she left lying around on the floor
They said I'd forget her voice
That's untrue
It's just not as sharp as before

Find some transparent words to give security
Another vacant smile that says "rely on me"
No wait ? commitment's a bore
Where have I heard it before?

I could have sworn that everything was crystal clear
But I was shackled by a language of ideas
A desert has its own rules
Outside the circle it's cruel

The final verse is often meant to tie things up
But in this case my morals have been most corrupt
I don't remember it well
I was in love for a spell

Copies of Sight and Sound she left lying around on the floor
They said I'd forget her face
That's a lie
It's just not as real as before

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