David Byrne, St. Vincent Dinner for Two cover

Dinner for Two
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Lyrics and Meaning


Released
September 10, 2012
Genre
Alternative
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
By the time the guests arrive
Ooh, already it was dark outside
Tables set with china dishes
We're welcomed in with tiny kisses
What's her name; I don't remember
Isn't that the famous author
Harry's gonna get some appetizers
Well, he's keeping out of range of small arms fire
Dina has a phone; she says it's working
Now she's crawling on the floor, across the kitchen
Verse 2
Something I should tell you,
But we are never alone
Verse 3
Tanks outside the bedroom window
We'll be okay with the curtain closed
The guests are fine behind the sofa
It's much too late, they should not go home
Verse 4
Something I should tell you,
But we are never alone
Verse 5
Up by dawn, already morning
I ask myself what is going on
Some tender words and sidelong glances
Are you okay, have you lived here long?
Verse 6
Underneath the stairway,
Somebody's changing her clothes
Sweaters and a t-shirt,
Silk dresses cover the floor
Sit down by my side
Take my overcoat
When will we get out
Maybe we will soon
Some of us losing it
Some of us breaking down
Some of us speaking out
Used to it now
Verse 7
Something I should tell you,
But we are never alone
Verse 8
There's something I should tell you,
And I've been waiting so long
Verse 9
When it's over with, going our separate ways
How about you and me;
Dinner for two

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