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some distant memory
(sumner, marr)


i don’t know

if we could get lost in a city this size

if we wanted to



and i don’t know if i could survive

without seeing you

and every time i see your face

i feel out of place



it’s so easy — why are you leaving?

it’s just because i’ve grown afraid of you

i wish we were at the beginning

it would be so good to be with you



see that girl, she’s over there

i don’t need her, she don’t care

i could be one in a million

it would be so good to start again



it’s so easy — why are you leaving?

it’s just because i’ve grown afraid of you

i wish we were at the beginning

it would be so good to be with you

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an absolute classic, and the perfect distillation of everything electronic were great at: longing emotion offset by a distanced melancholy. the combination of the clipped percussion with the soaring oboe at the conclusion of the song is nothing short of breathtaking, and it’s also wonderfully concise at four minutes and nine seconds. a flawless masterpiece, and quite clearly the best song on the album.

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