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The Polyphonic Spree Lyrics
"Five Years [Live]"

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Pushing through the market square
So many mothers sighing
News had just come over
We had five years left to sigh in

News guy wept and squarely told us
Earth was really dying
Cried so much his face was wet
Then I knew he was not lying

I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies
I saw boys, toys, electric irons and TVs
My brain hurt like a warehouse, had no room to spare
I had to cram so much everything in there

All the fat-skinny people
And all the tall-short people
And all the nobody people
And all the somebody people
Never thought I'd need so many people

A girl my age went off her head
Hit some tiny children
If the black hadn't a-pulled her off
I think she would have killed them

A soldier with a broken arm
Fixed his stare to the wheels of a Cadillac
A cop knelt and kissed the feet of a priest
And a queer threw up at the sight of that

And I think I saw you in an ice-cream parlour
Drinking milk shakes, cold and long
Smiling and waving and looking so fine
Don't think you knew you were in this song

And it was cold and it rained so I felt like an actor
And I thought of Ma and I wanted to get back there
Your face, your race, the way that you talk
I kiss you, you're beautiful, I want you to walk

We've got five years, stuck on my eyes
Five years, what a surprise
We've got five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that's all we've got

We've got five years stuck on my eyes
Five years, what a surprise
Five years, my brain hurts a lot
Five years, that's all we've got

We've got five years
Five years, stuck on my eyes
Five years
Five years