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lyrics

LYRICS
For many years, I'd been searching for a fire
The only bule on a flight to Surabaya
Woke up at sunset, had a caipirinha
The city flickered on like a neon candelabra, singing
Follow me down, Follow me down, we're going
Home

The city had its heart, had its organs
I told my driver I was seeking its intestines
He said "no problem" called me "professor"
Spoke little English, but he knew what I was after, singing
Follow me down, Follow me down, we're going
Home

Drove till we had to walk: Me and the driver
Into a district that was run by Tamil Tigers
I swear that I could smell Ahpenyen cookin'
And then my driver was arrested by policemen, singing
Follow me down, Follow me down

I will be fire tonight.
And I will burn brighter tonight.
I will drift skyward tonight: I'm going
Home

I wandered alleys, in a maze of unknown faces
I wasn't lost enough, till I'd walked a thousand paces.
I was accosted by a pack of ragged children.
Too young to read but they knew about my mission, singing:
Follow me down, Follow me down, we're going
Home

Back in the states, so put together.
For kids of privilege, I'm the favorite professor.
But over here, they can tell that I am broken:
A broken man, being led by broken children, singing:
Follow me down, Follow me down
I will be fire tonight.
And I will burn brighter tonight.
I will drift skyward tonight: I'm going
Home

From a doorway, a plaintive whisper
A girl with skin as pale as alabaster.
Red hair swirled as she backed into the shadows
I took a step toward the end of all my sorrows, singing
Follow me down, Follow me down

I will be fire tonight.
And I will burn brighter tonight.
I will drift skyward tonight: I'm going
Home

credits

from Adventure, released October 14, 2014
Additional Players: Derek Phelps, Trumpet

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Little Cinema New York

We're an indie pop band that lives between Brooklyn and Austin. We love old books, balmy weather, star charts and Basquiat. Our spirit animal is Sir Ernest Shackleton and our first album is about Adventure. We don't care for the red thread, the Moon in Capricorn or the Yankees. Definitely not the Yankees.

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