The Airborne Toxic Event Lyrics: The Storm

The Airborne Toxic Event, Such Hot BloodFrom The Album Such Hot Blood (2013)
Published by Primary Wave Airborne (ASCAP)
Lyrics by Mikel Jollett

The Storm

Before it took you away, I tried to think of something I could say
I watch the shadows in the hall, how they dance with the light and the white on the wall:

Your face in these pictures looks like a poem
Your eyes lit up like a river stone
Your body so much like a blanket thrown on a warm bed at night like a house in a storm

And then you walk right through the doorway. You tell me you’re here to stay
“The worst is gone. My God, how long have you been this way?”

I surprise myself sometimes, the way the days unfold and this road unwinds,
You tell me you see it too and the miles feel like inches when I think of you.

It’s been 25 days that I’ve been gone.
25 weeks since I’ve seen my home
I spent 25 months chasing this song
And all of this time I’ve been alone

Then you walk right through the doorway. You tell me you’re here to stay
“The worst is gone. My God, how long have you been this way?”

And you knew it all along,
I was unhappy all along
And your body whole and warm telling me to just come home.

And then you walk right through the doorway.
You tell me you’re here to stay
“The worst is gone. My God, how long have you been here this way?”

And I only just learned how to stand like a man, I got 25 years of running in sand,
How can I see with no ground at my feet from what you gave to me when I was caught in the storm

That I wasn’t alone.

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