Where the Time Goes – lyrics

She has rings around her ankles
That sing with every mile
Spare wings in the trunk of her car right beside
The cables and cameras
Road flares and pink pajamas
She’ll always stay a little scared
She’ll always be prepared.

And she’s got double knotted laces
And she never strays
Too far from her window
Too far from her pillow
She always knows the time
And where the time goes

And if all the stars would put their little heads together
It would be too hard to close our eyes on the light
We won’t sleep, we won’t stay in tonight

Belt buckles are like weapons out here
Where the noise is deafening
People disappear
People strain to hear
Their names on the lips of unattainable mouths
They call out, no shame now
No elevator games now
Let’s rearrange the words on the page
To explain what it’s like to have to look both ways
And squeeze your keys tight

And if all the stars would put their little heads together
It would be too hard to close our eyes on the light
We won’t sleep, we won’t stay in tonight
We won’t sleep, we won’t close our eyes, no,
We won’t sleep, we won’t stay in tonight