For Five Years I Haven't Stood Up

by Babooszchka

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released March 1, 2012

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Track Name: Wild And Sorry
I could make some tea
Or maybe I should fly to Belgium
But I'm tired
And have no spare money to spend

Pretend to be sick
Well it seems I've used up the option
Monday waits for me
With its big burden of boredom

And the lousy talking
And the coffee machine

People who know what they do
Whe belive in what they do
They are scarier than death for me
For me...

Chorus:
As the crack drew wider
Walls have grown closer
And the air thinner
I can't stand these thousand faces in the tube
I can't help
I'm wild and sorry
But there's nothing one can do for me

Could paint my walls in blue
Or maybe I should have a baby
But I just hate them
And I can't cope with neediness

They say « Go help the poor »
But one can be as bored as selfish
But I keep growing old
It won't stop
It won't stop

Summer waits for me
With its big burden of boredom

And the silent waiting
And the dull chain-smoking

People who know where they go
Who the hell know where they go
None of them mean anything to me
To me...

Chorus:
As the crack drew wider
Walls have grown closer
And the air thinner
Radio keeps repeating the same old crap
I can't help
I'm wild and sorry
But there's nothing one can do for me
Track Name: Sixth Avenue
Far away the pale light of the sun
This spring that never warmed me up

And far away the barely open roses
Which perfume I couldn't scent

And may the void swallow me up
I'm not begging
For your forgiveness my darling
You don't deserve it

All alone in an empty room
I recall, I recall
How candid was the faith I could read
In your smile, in your smile...

And I must say, I'm glad
I'm the one who broke it
And I must say, it's great
There's one thing I could steal

From you
From you

Out of life in an empty room
I recall, I recall
How empty was the black of your eyes
When you lied, when you lied

And I must say, I'm glad
I never delved in it
And I must say, it's great
I made you pay for it

My love
My love
Track Name: Please Don't Be Long
Dreamers may leave
Through empty streets
To lighter hearts
Though they don't know themselves

You and I
We are not meant to die

Though I still can't face
The way you touch my face
The grace

Please don't be long
Track Name: The High-Ranked School
Five years since the last time I saw you
Smiling merrily in the hall
Wearing the most astounding tux
We were graduates, after all

At the time you didn't notice me
But now as we meet randomly
You insist on a cup of coffee
Say « what's up, long time no see... »

It seems like you are doing well
In some super top company
You work hard but the pay is high
Have responsibilities

The high-ranked school did you good
You are wearing such a nice suit

Chorus:
How great you're going to make it happen?
Well I won't
How great you're in the pole position
When I don't?
How great you are the best of us all
When I'm stuck?
How great you're meant for touching the top
When I fall?

And for five years I haven't stood up
An english major destiny
I'm a clerk at the City hall
Well thank you for asking me

Each days I awake to the void
Wondering what happened to me
Just like the other million ghosts
Wandering the city

I'm no success-bound kind of jerk
And the high-ranked school didn't help

Chorus

Didn't miss that lapse in your eyes
When we talked about the old days
A hazy smile and a hazy mind
A dead heart in a strained body

I could feel a trembling regret
As you sensed that blank inside me
I just wished I felt more concerned
By our similarities

The high-ranked school sealed our fates
Our future will keep its promise

Chorus :
How great to watch this big world of ours
Draining us
How great to live this good lives of ours
In its womb
How great we are better than them all
When we fail
How great we are claiming for the top
When we fall