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I'm coming into your town. Night is falling to the ground, but I can still see where you loved yourself before he tore it all down. April 12th, with nobody else around; you were outside the house (where's your mother?), when he put you in the car, when he took you down the road. And I can still see where it was open, the door he slammed closed. It was open, the door he slammed closed. It was open, long ago. But don't lose me now, don't lose me now. Though I know that I'm not useful anyhow, just let me stick around while I tell you, like before, you should say his name the way that he said yours. But you don't want to say his name anymore. Oh, Cynda Moore. Baby daughter on the road, you're wrapped up warm in daddy's coat. And I can still see the cigarette's heat. I can't believe all that you're telling me, what is cutting like the smoke through your teeth as you're telling me "forget it." But if I could tear his throat, and spill his blood between my jaws, and erase his name for good, don't you know that I would? Don't you realize I wouldn't pause, that I would cut him down with my claws if I could have somehow never let that happen? Or I'd call, some black midnight, fuck up his new life where they don't know what he did, tell his brand-new wife and his second kid. Though I tell you, like before, that you should wreck his life the way that he wrecked yours, you want no part of his life anymore. Oh Cynda Moore, don't lose me now, let me help you out. Though I know that I can't help you anyhow, when I watch you I'm proud. When I tell you twice before that you should wreck his life the way that he wrecked yours, you want no part of his life anymore. Oh Cynda Moore. And it'll never be the way it was before, but I wish that you would let me through that door. Let me through that door, baby.

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  • R-Mac

    yeah, i heard "i'd call some black man, fuck up his life" and i was like woah woah woah you racist piece of shit. Lol

    5 Apr 8:40pm Reply

    I always have a thing for upbeat sounding songs about very dark or sad subjects.

    14 Jan 8:36pm Reply
  • lammot

    oh cynda moore :(

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Harry_01

    This song, just wow.

    2 Sep 2013 Reply
  • itsnotoveryet27

    Gefällt mir gut, aber genauso wenig wie man sich den Namen der Ururnichte von Leo Tolstoi merken kann, genauso diesen Bandnamen,... find ich

    27 Nov 2012 Reply
  • KxiMike

    The first time I saw Okkervil (February 2008) a girl I met there told me this song was relatable to pretty much everything in her life and I never forgot it.

    26 Dec 2011 Reply
  • nick_honest

    Great band, great song!

    30 Sep 2011 Reply
  • McGovernsMaster

    Akin to seriousness of Delta Spirit's "Streetwalker": incredible song about deadly serious subject. But still kicks.

    28 Sep 2011 Reply
  • bribook

    "Let me through that dooooooooorrrrrrr, baby!"

    7 Sep 2011 Reply
  • qoodnight

    Catchiest song about child molestation ever. [3]

    20 Aug 2011 Reply
  • lefthandedmoth

    When I first heard this, I thought he was saying "Oh cinder boy," not "Oh Cynda Moore*" *At least that's how the liner notes say the song goes.

    7 Jun 2011 Reply
  • omgitsmaggie

    love love love

    27 May 2011 Reply
  • amandacattt

    though i know that i'm not useful anyhow, just let me stick around

    23 May 2011 Reply
  • littleangryfinn

    Wow, these guys have come a long way in 6 years :)

    2 Apr 2011 Reply
  • surfbum76

    great live band

    13 Jan 2011 Reply
  • cardiac_repair

    not love this song = not love the life

    15 Dec 2010 Reply
  • harleaburdette

    Love Okkervil River <3

    30 Nov 2010 Reply
  • ahdayum

    you should wreck his life the way that he wrecked yours

    17 Nov 2010 Reply
  • brandnewshoe

    Catchiest song about child molestation ever. [2]

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Harry_01

    Great song! <3

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
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