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Sprawl I (Flatland)

This song is by Arcade Fire and appears on the album The Suburbs (2010).

Took a drive into the sprawl
To find the house where we used to stay

Couldn't read the number in the dark
You said, "Let's save it for another day"

Took a drive into the sprawl
To find the places we used to play
It was the loneliest day of my life
You're talking at me but I'm still far away

Let's take a drive through the sprawl
Through these towns they built to change

But then you said, the emotions are dead
It's no wonder that you feel so strange

Cops shone their lights on the reflectors of our bikes
Said, "Do you kids know what time it is?"
Well sir, it's the first time I've felt like something is mine
Like I have something to give...

The last defender of the sprawl said, "Well, where do you kids live?"
Well sir, if you only knew, what the answer is worth
Been searching every corner of the earth


Written by:

Win Butler / William Butler / Régine Chassagne / Jeremy Gara / Tim Kingsbury / Sarah Neufeld / Richard Reed Parry

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