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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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Comments from YouTube:

tigerlike

Real talk, how many of us are listening to this drunk while reminiscing on a simpler time?

Corey Webster

Real talk... Pretty lit thinking about old times.

big jerm

3 years later and the comment still sits like a pup

TattedBum

I am a visitor here. I am not permanent.

Sarah Goosey

32 years old, drinking alone at 4pm and wishing I was the one worth leaving now like I was back then.

Jay Lee

3 years later and, I feel ya buddy

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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....

Brian Kohlman

@Bryson McNally YES

Jennifer Churchman

Beautifully put...I concur

Dunbar SpaceShip

Beautifully said

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