Ladies of Cambridge

chestnut park on saturday night
mystical boys feeling alright
raggedy wisdom falls from our hands
ladies of cambridge know who i am

i've had dreams of boston all of my life
chinatown between the sound of the night

but if you leave i just dont think i could take it

graveyard bricks will fall into style
lady as pharaoh, charles as the nile
that’s a museum price you could pay
stones of your father stand there today

cause when you left my room
to go to the kitchen
i imagined
that you were dead

a morbid streak
runs through
the whole
of my family

but for you
i could put it
to rest

but if you leave i just don’t think i could take it

Music by Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Tomson and Chris Baio / Lyrics by Ezra Koenig / Produced by Rostam Batmanglij

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