Eyes As Candles - Passion Pit

My world is stirring sickly
spits out our voices singing,
"Sha la la, oh, no no,"
to kingdom come so slightly.
Here in the void in your place,
I twitch and tweak an illusion
to sit and stare so blankly
until our hope is used up.

Why do I always seem to need you when you're fleeing?
Where do you go when I'm around?
What have I done? What have I lost that's so defeating?
And have the nerve to wear a crown?

Oh
Na na na na na na, hey! hey! ([x4]

Some unguarded room
a smoky figure fills me full,
makes my head swell and ruin.
The family kneels at the pew,
They nod - 'We believe in what you're doing'
I feel you rise above me,
the western landscape's towering,
and from my shell of a body
the flowers blossom for picking.

Why do I always seem to need you when you're fleeing?
Where do you go when I'm around?
What have I done, what have I got that's so defeating?
And have the nerve to wear a crown?

Oh
Na na na na na na, hey! hey! [x4]

I've waited and waited for someone to take it
Don't fight it, don't bother an inch for another
Don't listen, don't hear them, they're in this together
I've learned well; now hear me, there's much to be fearing
I'm used to your absence, your faceless distraction
I've painted your patterns but found them attractive
Now I've been leaning towards a life far more candid,
Though lead through the dark with your eyes as my candles
Where your life and my life's directions can wrangle
And all of a sudden you've left me to handle
The reasons that never forbid me to stand tall
And somehow, oh somehow I found out the secret
To staying alive without actually breathing

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