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When you said “Take this string and know
It will lead you back to me,
If you don’t remember the way
As you’re carried away from me.”
Then I held it lightly, just like I’d hold
Something young and fragile and new,
And I knew it was your hand
Pulling me back to you.

The ground here is hot to the touch
And when night falls, it doesn’t fall on much
All around these city streets
The monsters have learned to speak and sing
And their old songs about young love
Flow through my memories like blood:
“Sweet Thing,” “Sweet Caroline,”
“Good times never felt so good,” never felt so good.

You don’t have to tell me which way to go
Don’t tell me how it ends, because I already know
I follow the string though I know where it leads
I know the future feels just like memories.

I don’t need a guide, I remember the way,
But I hold on to the string just in case,
And the taxi cabs dodge me, they crash and collide
And the thousands of people all step aside
And this thread that leads me back to you
Takes me all around this town
And the sound it makes on my fingers
Could tear any man down.

You don’t have to tell me which way to go
Don’t tell me how it ends, because I already know
I follow the string though I know where it leads
I know the future feels just like memories.

I felt like a criminal then, I couldn’t even stand
Next to the window without drawing the curtains.
Then back in bed, and you sleeping,
I close my eyes for a while.
I pretend to remember all the other nights
We slept here side by side.
I pretend to remember all the years
I woke up to your smile.
But memories like these, they’re just dreams
That only make sense in the night,
Then they disappear into the night.

You don’t have to tell me which way to go
Don’t tell me how it ends, because I already know.

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from Death of a Ladies' Man, released November 20, 2017

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