[Verse:]
Down by the lake we were over turning pebbles and depending
All the animals alive
And I took a drag from your cigarette and I pinched it 'tween my finger and my thumb
To let it die, and the sun burned low, on the radio
Say that you will, say you will or will you won't
Or you whatever you prevaricate, your whole life don't you.
And this much I can say, I would have waited till the oceans
Fell away and all the sunken cities would reveal themselves to you
But you won't, will you... Because you never do
And the sun burned through, sweet as honey dew

[Chorus:]
And I, 17 and terminally vague
I wrote it down and threw it all away
Never gave a thought to what I made
And you sibylline, reclining in your cube
You tattered me and tethered me to you
The things you would, the things you wouldn't do
To tell the truth, I never had a clue

[Verse 2:]
Now we arise, the curse is young suburban villains
In their ill-begotten children from the lawn
Come to me now, and on the station wagon window
Set the ghost of your two footprints
That they might haunt me when you're gone
When the light bow dawn, you were forever gone
But I remember you, you were full
you were full and sweet as honey dew

[Chorus:]
And I, 17 and terminally vague
I wrote it down and threw it all away
Never gave a thought to what I made
And you sibylline, reclining in your cube
You tattered me and tethered me to you,
The things you would, the things you wouldn't do
You noticed how I never had a clue
Never had a clue...
You were full and sweet as honey dew
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Lake Song Lyrics

The Decemberists – Lake Song Lyrics

[Verse:]
Down by the lake we were over turning pebbles and depending
All the animals alive
And I took a drag from your cigarette and I pinched it 'tween my finger and my thumb
To let it die, and the sun burned low, on the radio
Say that you will, say you will or will you won't
Or you whatever you prevaricate, your whole life don't you.
And this much I can say, I would have waited till the oceans
Fell away and all the sunken cities would reveal themselves to you
But you won't, will you... Because you never do
And the sun burned through, sweet as honey dew

[Chorus:]
And I, 17 and terminally vague
I wrote it down and threw it all away
Never gave a thought to what I made
And you sibylline, reclining in your cube
You tattered me and tethered me to you
The things you would, the things you wouldn't do
To tell the truth, I never had a clue

[Verse 2:]
Now we arise, the curse is young suburban villains
In their ill-begotten children from the lawn
Come to me now, and on the station wagon window
Set the ghost of your two footprints
That they might haunt me when you're gone
When the light bow dawn, you were forever gone
But I remember you, you were full
you were full and sweet as honey dew

[Chorus:]
And I, 17 and terminally vague
I wrote it down and threw it all away
Never gave a thought to what I made
And you sibylline, reclining in your cube
You tattered me and tethered me to you,
The things you would, the things you wouldn't do
You noticed how I never had a clue
Never had a clue...
You were full and sweet as honey dew
Songwriters: Colin Meloy
Lake Song lyrics © BMG Rights Management

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