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Eleanor Friedberger - Roosevelt Island lyrics

You saw a picture of a girl with the same hair
On a lamppost next to a cop and a smile
Made a great photo but I never thought I'd see her again
Didn't really want to ever see her again!
You went alone on the train
It was hard to imagine you carrying it back on your own
Can't believe you brought it back for me
That day was supposed to be like spring break
But it was dark and cool
And the sand felt all dirty and gritty under our shoes
I brought my camera and I have a shot of us
You and that guy who died down in Philly on the beach
The Cyclone made you sick
It was a similar sort of trip
By the time we took the tram down to Roosevelt Island
You made me feel like I was more like you than like me
I liked that!

We even went uptown to score sat on a bench on that designated corner
When we didn't have cellphones and waited for a man
And jumped on the subway back downtown
It always keeps spinning, it always keeps spinning
It sets your mind, sets your mind back in motion
It sets your mind, sets your mind
Really have to convince yourself that we'll be outside
It doesn't seem like anything could be better than that
Riding that train
Then you step outside, step outside in the sunshine
Can't believe you would ever go underground
That's crazy! How'd they ever figure out how to build that thing?
Oh it goes and it goes

Meet at the bar where the floor lights up
And every other square turns red and green
Just to make us go and stop and stop and go
I go sleep on the train and wake up next to that guy we used to hate
But the sound of his voice and the sound of his giggle
Makes me want to be his friend again
And it goes and it goes
And it goes and it goes
It always keeps spinning, it always keeps spinning
It sets your mind, sets your mind back in motion
Sets your mind, sets your mind in motion
Sets your mind, sets your mind
It's hard to convince yourself it will be better outside
It doesn't seem like anything could be better than that
Riding that train
And then you step outside
You step outside in the sunshine
Can't believe you would ever go underground
That's crazy!

And it goes and it goes
And it goes and it goes
And it goes and it goes
And it goes and it goes
And it goes and it goes
And it goes and it goes
And it goes and it goes
And it goes and it goes
And it goes and it goes
And it goes and it goes