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Let Me Back In
Rilo Kiley Lyrics


Let it be printed, let it be known
I'm leaving you, I'm going home
And all you can do is just watch me go

I've put you down, talked you up, defended your honor
And then packed it in and picked it up
And all you can do is watch me go

From the Eastern seaboard, the landlocked Midwest
The Keys, the Alps, the Black Hills and Budapest
With my heart in a sling, tail between my legs a-swinging
I'm sorry for leaving

But when the palm trees bow their heads
No matter how wrong I've been
L.A., you always let me back in

And you can bury me when my body breaks
In the earth that created me, in the Golden State
By my mama and her brother and their mama too

'Cause I had a dream I was carried on backs
Of a thousand green birds
And they carried me to a place without words
And there was nothing, but there was everything

And it sounded like this

But when the palm trees bow their heads
No matter how cruel I've been
L.A., you always let me back in

And when the palm trees bow their heads,
No matter how cruel I've been,
L.A., you always let me back in, in

Oh back in, in
Oh back in, in

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Romy Igoe

Probably the most criminally underrated band ever; well, here in the U.K. at least.

The pieman

100% Romy, loved these guys for years - lonely existence!

Into The Void

Here in the US too

totlyepic

...They weren't exactly obscure in the early 2000s when they were doing stuff.

Mark Stephens

Totally. How did we miss this band?

Bryan Smith

In the U.K.? In the USA as well.

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Andrew Schwegler

I'm just gonna watch this over and over and cry some more.

mummyboy82

I recently was on a plane and as the plane was starting to prepare for landing this song came on my ipod. I was landing in L.A. I was born and raised in L.A and have always had a love hate relationship with it. This song just reminded me how happy I was at that moment how glad I was to be home.

Cat Cheatle

Jesus Christ. Got me all teary eyed. Damn you Rilo Kiley. So much love.

Steven Tsapelas

i first saw rilo kiley perform the summer of 2001. watching this video is like watching my youth.

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