Beirut Varieties Of Exile

Every word sounds like a siren

Into the town, breaking the silence

It’s a good life, wait and it’s over

Everywhere, ever, oh

We never would had mind

Here for next time

If there was doubt

It’s getting colder

In a new light

I’d turn it over

I can’t decide

If there’s another

Hand on your fate, never

We never would had mind

Here for next time

We never would had mind

Here for next time

Beirut When I Die

When I die

I want to travel light

Or rinse my hands

So I catch the satellite

Don’t cry

I promise that I’ll get it right

I’ve been practicing my whole life

When I’m fine

I become a different man

All these distances and abandoned light

In time, passing forces did collide

Into her arms of rot

And it was alright

Now I, I feel right

What would death steal that could harm me?

Now I feel right

In the darkest lair

I feel right again

Beirut Gauze Für Zah

Oh, I miss the ways you did betray

I meant to stay

I meant to believe this

See then, why do you care?

We’re all scared

Pretending we’re nothing

Oh, touch his hand

Meinke, please answer

Meinke, please answer (Oh)

Meinke, please answer (Oh)

Oh, Meinke, please answer

Beirut Pacheco

How long?

How long?

How long? Just so

I know

How long?

How long?

How long? Just so

I know

[?]

Won’t you stay?

[?]

Won’t you stay?

Beirut Gallipoli

We tell tales to belong

Or be spared the sorrow

You’re so fair to be behold

What will be left when you’re gone?

And it changed everything you know

How we were when the wonders who love

Southern land, scattered clouds from the cold

And, oh, oh, oh, spare me the glow

Beirut Forks And Knives

Uptown, the street’s in a calming way

And outside is warm as a bed with a maid

And I find it’s all our waves and raves

That makes the days go on this way

I heard the sad sound of words

Spoken from a beak of a wise old bird

Uptown, the streets are kept afloat

And that girl never leaves me alone

He means well, saying,

I’ve got stories of wine, superb

And of course my childhood, forks and knives

And a hospital bed, where I turned my life over and over again

Beirut The Flying Club Cup

I built my house of reeds upon a marsh in Elise

My father was released a day’s walk from San Denise

We buried him beneath the bone-white sands of San Denise

Silence of an airborne night push high above the roof

Daughters of the Red lights blind the icy works of art

The city lights and restless nights go once upon the Lord

You and I will lie beside the fire sparked from boards

It’s yours

Beirut Gibraltar

Everything should be fine

You’ll find things tend to stand in line

It’s but a link in time

But I’m sure you’ll let me try

Oh, set it on fire

So long we’re waiting on by

Who laid a line?

Say you’re like my kind

You loved the times, I sang

Your loss was mine

Who laid a line?

Say you’re like my kind

You loved the times, I sang

Your loss was mine

In your mind’ eye

In your mmm

In your mind’s eye

In your mmm

In your mind’s eye

In your mmm

In your mind’s eye

In your mmm

Oh, set it on fire

So long we’re waiting on by

Who laid a line?

Say you’re like my kind

You loved the times

I sang your loss was mine

Who laid a line?

Say you’re like my kind

You loved the times

I sang your loss was mine

Beirut The Peacock

There’s an answer for I’m cold again

Back in the sand just like those soldier men

And even once I fell down in the narrow lanes

On the ground I lay

And I would say

Infernal heat can’t take the sound in here

Shake the trees see what falls out of them

In a city where nobody hears

A birds call fine fine winter’s here again

Calls and sings berlin, berlin

Among the camp we’re done with him

We’d shoot him down

But then but then

Where should I begin, begin

He’s the only one who knows the words [x8]

Beirut Elephant Gun

If I was young, I’d flee this town

I’d bury my dreams underground

As did I, we drink to die, we drink tonight

Far from home, elephant guns

Let’s take them down one by one

We’ll lay it down, it’s not been found, it’s not around

Let the seasons begin – it rolls right on

Let the seasons begin – take the big king down

Let the seasons begin – it rolls right on

Let the seasons begin – take the big king down

And it rips through the silence of our camp at night

And it rips through the night

And it rips through the silence of our camp at night

And it rips through the silence, all that is left is all that I hide