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The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
The Postal Service Lyrics


Smeared black ink

Your palms are sweaty.
I'm barely listening
To last demands.

I'm staring at the asphalt wondering
What's buried underneath.

(Where I am)
(Where I am)

I wear my badge.
A vinyl sticker with big block letters
Adhering to my chest.


It tells your new friends,
"I am a visitor here."
"I am not permanent."

The only thing
Keeping me dry is

It seems so out of context
In this gaudy apartment complex.
A stranger with your door key
Explaining that "I'm just visiting".

I am finally seeing
That I was the one worth leaving.
I was the one worth leaving.

DC sleeps alone tonight.

It seems so out of context
In the gaudy apartment complex.
A stranger with your door key
Explaining that "I'm just visiting".

I am finally seeing
That I was the one worth leaving.
I was the one worth leaving.

The district sleeps alone tonight
After the bars turn out their lights
And send the autos swerving
Into the loneliest evening.

I am finally seeing
That I was the one worth leaving.
I was the one worth leaving.
I was the one worth leaving.
I was the one worth leaving.

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Benjamin D Gibbard, James Scott Tamborello

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utubedestroysmytime

This song drips with nostalgia from a very inexperienced, simple, and comfortable time in my life where I thought I knew exactly the rate at which the earth rotated and where I stood on it...sigh....

Meg Phillips

I THINK I just fell in love with you and the way you invited me into your memory just to sample the feel ♥︎

mr. nøsn

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Silver Bullet

Ever since I discovered the earth is a flat and motionless plane with a dome surrounded by water, I have felt the same way. The world is not what I once thought it was.

beetle_juicy

This comment has aged, yet here I am.. Lost in how relatable it was then and still is now.. 7yrs later ughhhh.....

Pinochet6000

So sure was I of my self-worth that the only way I could express it to the world was by pretending I was better than everyone else. How lucky am I to be proven to be so damn wrong.

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Dave Prisco

Twelve years ago sitting in my freshman college dorm room playing this song on over and over again. My heart aches everytime I hear it. And after twelve years, the truer it all gets.

Kirsten Bailey

Its been 8 years, how are you doing?

utubedestroysmytime

Twenty now mate. Fuckin twenty. Classic rock to our baby years. Zeppelin to Oasis relative time distance to now.

96oliverl

now 19 years :( dude thats long ago

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