Burning Streets Of Rome

by The Smittens

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WHAT A KINGDOM IN THOSE PANTS / FROM THE NORTH OF ENGLAND TO THE SOUTH OF FRANCE / WHAT A THRILL TO WATCH YOU DANCE / TO ALEJANDRO AND BAD ROMANCE/WELL, I'M WORKING OUT THE CRIME / AND IF NOT THIS WEEK, PERHAPS NEXT TIME / I'M TURNING ON THIS DIME / A PINCH OF SUGAR AND A DASH OF LIME/BUT ALL THE WAY BACK HOME / THROUGH THE BURNING STREETS OF ROME / ALL THE WAY BACK HOME / I'M BELTING OUT THIS POEM/BUBBLEGUM, BUBBLEGUM, PANIC ATTACK / THERE'S A CUTE BOY WHO LIKES ME BACK / DON'T SAY NOTHING 'BOUT IT NOW, WHAT'S THE CRAIC / IT'S A CUTE BOY WHO LIKES ME BACK/FIDDLE MY WAY BACK HOME / THROUGH THE BURNING STREETS OF ROME / I CAN FEEL IT IN YOUR BONES / THROUGH ALL THE SUBSTITUTES FOR TELE- PHONES / I'M SLEEPING IN MY CLOTHES / EMOTICONS ARE MY ONLY PROSE/YEAH, THE JACKET'S CORDUROY / A SINGLE SHRUG, MY WORLD DESTROYED / THIS PLASTIC BAG'S A TOY / SO LET ME SUFFOCATE YOU, BOY/WRITE ANOTHER POEM / FORGET YOU HARDLY KNOW HIM/BUBBLEGUM, BUBBLEGUM, PANIC ATTACK / IT'S A CUTE BOY WHO LIKES ME BACK / DON'T SAY NOTHING 'BOUT IT NOW, WHAT'S THE CRAIC / THERE'S A CUTE BOY WHO LIKES ME BACK/BUBBLEGUM, BUBBLEGUM, PANIC ATTACK / IT'S A NICE BOY WHO LIKES ME BACK / SAY A LITTLE PRAYER AND JUST CUT ME SOME SLACK / THERE'S A CUTE BOY WHO LIKES ME BACK/ALL THE WAY BACK HOME / I'M SINGING OUT THIS POEM / ALL THE WAY BACK HOME / THROUGH THE BURNING STREETS OF ROME.
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02:07
Let out an audible sigh in the middle of my drive there was a dead cat on the side of the highway I’d been wanting less sound craving something more profound I saw your name appear before I felt the phone vibrate and oh, oh, oh that’s how it tends to go these days and oh, oh, oh oh, oh In the middle of June the mosquitoes came too soon we were drinking beers on the porch by your driveway all the things that lie beneath deserve the time and space to breathe you smelled me there before you knew just where I’d been hiding and oh, oh, oh that’s how it tends to go these days and oh, oh, oh oh, oh that’s how it tends to go I get so emotional, baby everytime I think of you I get so emotional, baby ain’t it shocking what love can do I get so emotional, baby everytime I think of you I get so emotional, baby ain’t it shocking what love can do shocking what love can do and oh, oh, oh that’s how it tends to go these days and oh, oh, oh oh, oh that’s how it tends to go and oh, oh, oh that’s how it tends to go these days and oh, oh, oh oh, oh let out an audible sigh in the middle of my drive there was a dead cat on the side of the highway
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02:37
Almost as cute as you used to be almost as nice as they think you are almost arrived when we said we would almost followed through on the things we knew we could it’s getting dark I’m almost old your hand’s too hot my heart’s not cold enough to start to begin to figure out another line yeah, this story’s getting much too messy now I need an editor you need a map I need someone to trust me when I say that I know when it’s time to stop but I’m not ready yet unless you wanna make a bet no, I’m not ready yet unless you wanna make a bet unless you wanna almost as cute as you used to be almost as nice as they think you are almost arrived when we said we would almost followed through on the things we knew we could it’s getting dark I’m almost old your hand’s too hot my heart’s not cold enough to start to begin to figure out another line yeah, this story’s getting much too messy now I need an editor you need a map I need someone to trust me when I say that I know when it’s time to stop but I’m not ready yet unless you wanna make a bet no, I’m not ready yet unless you wanna make a bet Good luck, my darlin’ good night, good night good luck, my darlin’ good night, good night

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released June 25, 2012

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The Smittens Burlington, Vermont

The Smittens are a hard-working, globe-trotting independent American twee pop band from Burlington, Vermont. The band is friends first and open-hearted indiepop
revolutionaries after that. Max Andrucki, Colin Clary, Dana Kaplan, Holly Chagnon, and David Zacharis switch up instruments, song-writing, and singing to create catchy, harmony driven twee ballads, pop anthems, and queer love songs.
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