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Oaks

This song is by The Hold Steady and appears on the album Teeth Dreams (2014).

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There were days from last week I couldn't quite complete
Skipped ahead to the next afternoon
Sweat through the sheets, slept in my shoes
Hung around with the house of balloons

Keep the speed steady
Hold the wheel straight
We scratch and we scrape
We're scared then we're brave

The kids on the corner
Making eyes at the cars
If you want to be saved
All it takes is a wave

There were kids at the car wash
That said they could get it
Gave them half but they never came back

Drove by so slowly
It felt like we're floating
In an inflatable raft

Our bodies are stoplights
Our minds are the streets
We scratch and we scrape
We're scared then we're brave

The kids on the corner
Making eyes at the cars
If you want to be saved
All it takes is a wave

Sarah, I still think that you are so beautiful
I'm sorry that you don't feel the same way as me
We spent so much time in this town driving slowly
We spent so much money on things that didn't stay

So call for a taxi, slide into the backseat
It rolls like a glass-bottomed boat
The kids on the corner, when they reach in the window
Their arms look like limbs from an oak

Keep the speed steady
Hold the wheel straight
I swear I feel each little sway

Our minds are the windows
Our bodies are screens
We scratch, we scrape and we dream

We dream of the limbs of the trees
We dream of the views from the boats
Of mountains all covered in oaks

And we hope
As we hang from the limbs of the trees
We cling to the rails of the boats
The mountains all covered in oaks

And we dream
We dream of the limbs of the trees
We dream of the views from the boats
Of mountains all covered in oaks

And we hope
As we hang from the limbs of the trees
We cling to the rails on the boats
The trees as they turn into smoke
The trees they turn slowly to smoke

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