marching bands of manhattan lyrics – death cab for cutie

if i could open my arms
and span the length of the isle of manhattan,
i’d bring it to where you are
making a lake of the east river and hudson
if i could open my mouth
wide enough for a marching band to march out
they would make your name sing
and bend through alleys and bounce off all the buildings.

i wish we could open our eyes
to see in all directions at the same time
oh what a beautiful view
if you were never aware of what was around you
and it is true what you said
that i live like a hermit in my own head
but when the sun shines again
i’ll pull the curtains and blinds to let the light in.

sorrow drips into your heart through a pinhole
just like a faucet that leaks and there is comfort in the sound
but while you debate half empty or half full
it slowly rises, your love is gonna drown [4x]

your love is gonna drown [4x]
your love is gonna…

/ death cab for cutie lyrics