Downtown Seoul






the Mountain Goats



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Downtown Seoul is the second song on the album Sweden.


There was a new song on the air
I saw you coming across the square
And a white bird broke the dark Korean sky 
As the rest of my life went by 

You had your warm hand on my face
I took your index finger in between my teeth
And I held it gently in place
It was resting lightly on my tongue in there
I saw you shaking in the cold Korean air
There but for the grace of the lord of song 
I would be this very second and I'm coming right along 
You had your cardigan on
I looked toward the sky and the white bird was gone
I remember your eyelids
I remember your body now 

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