Among the Leaves

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Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon is a music project of singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek, best known for his previous band Red House Painters. The band is named after Korean lightweight boxer Sung-Kil Moon. more »

A pillow lays on cold cement 
A blanket by a broken vent
She's there a while 
And then she's gone

I'm away for weeks  Arrive at night 
She hears my steps  Turns off the light and runs

No mind at all, more space than I need
It's just me among the weeds  Among the ghosts  Among the leaves 

We've never met but she's a girl
 Romance paper books 
The floor is covered 
In long blonde curls

On afternoons I walk the graves 
The rusted cars, the mine shaft caves
See a girl sadly unkempt
A child of neglect 

 Under moons I pass the tombs  Cross the highways, smell the fumes 
See a girl frighteningly gaunt
 Somebody didn't want
How do I tell her I don't care
If she sleeps downstairs?

I see her on my errand runs
 Looking nervous like a young Mia Farrow 
Walk along the gas stops  Window browsing pawn shops 
Guns, bows and arrows 
Up on past the Halfway house
Past the signs Eighty South  Buttercup and Carrows  Drinking Wild Irish Rose
At the dead end of the road
 Sleeping with the sparrows 

When evening comes I play guitar 
For the planets and the stars 
I leave the porch light on
Like I do when I'm gone
Winter, spring, summer, fall
Basement's yours, have a ball
There's always room for you there  Really baby I don't care

Written by: Mark Edward Kozelek

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Among the Leaves