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there she goes and here i’m standing
from highs to lows and now crash landing
i’m turned to stone, it’s like i’m dreaming
we’re all alone though
the streets are teeming

the subway roars the traffic shouts
revolving doors push people out on
fifty fifth and seventh ave
the pretzel man can’t help but laugh

on and on she keeps retreating
on and on my heart keeps beating
won’t you look back over your shoulder
the world turns round as I grow
older and older, it’s colder

i told her love may come but love will go
we’re stagehands on a closing show though
buildings rise heroes fall
a billions mostly zeroes (after all)

after all we’ve been and all we’ve done
you drown the world, you douse the sun
if you think i’ll beg
you’ll see you’re wrong
if you break my heart i’ll write this song
i hope you sing along

a taxi stops and in she’s climbing
she turns her head and reveals
with cinematic timing
her face is red her cheeks are shining
and here i am mindlessly rhyming
it’s a crime, it’s a crime

and i’m a sprinting fool
skyscraper glass
a mirror choked with a horse’s ass
i’m charging on, people stare
your car door slams, i gasp for air

after all we’ve been and all we’ve done
you drown the world, you douse the sun
if you thought i’d beg
you can see you’re right
yes your right, you’re right
you win, you’re right

but your car door slams i might lose my lunch
like the exorcist or the scream by munch
if you just look back, you could be my wife
but your head’s in your hands

and i’m out of breath and i’m out of time
and i’m out of shape cigarettes and wine
and i’m out of my mind as you disappear
i stop…

there she goes and here i’m standing