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Metric

The Governess

Verse 1

Who did you say you were?
I didn't catch your name
Fallin' down to earth
Down from a higher plane

Verse 2

Oh, it's been decades
Say what did you see?
Oh, I've been so lonely
Won't you keep me company?

Verse 3

Do you remember me?
We met out on the farm
By the fire you spoke to me
And held me in your arms

Verse 4

The songs you played for me
I longed to understand
All along the watchtower
And castles made of sand

Chorus

When there was a wilderness
We wandered wild and free
Guilt she is the governess
That guides me back to grief

What if we were dumb enough
To spend eternity
Gathering the garbage
Washed up on the beach?

<da-da …>

Verse 5

Do you remember me?
We spoke by telephone
The bad connection had
A meaning of its own

Verse 6

Of all the good
And all the stupid shit I've done
The worst was all for me
Not hurting anyone

Chorus
(alt.)

When there was a wilderness
I wandered wild and free
Guilt she is the governess
That guides me back to grief

Wish that I was old enough
To end the century
Gather all the garbage
Washed up on the beach

<da-da …>

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Writer(s): Emily Haines, James Shaw
Video: "metricmusic" YouTube Channel

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