Then It Really Happens

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"Then It Really Happens"
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West cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album West
Released 1997
Format CD
Length 4:28
Label Warner Bros. Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel & Peter Buck
Producer(s) Mark Eitzel & Peter Buck
West track listing
  1. "If You Have To Ask"
  2. "Free Of Harm"
  3. "Helium"
  4. "Stunned & Frozen"
  5. "Then It Really Happens"
  6. "In Your Life"
  7. "Lower Eastside Tourist"
  8. "Three Inches Of Wall"
  9. "Move Myself Ahead"
  10. "Old Photographs"
  11. "Fresh Screwdriver"
  12. "Live Or Die"

"Then It Really Happens" is the 5th song on Mark Eitzel's 4th album, 1997’s West.

Lyrics

You can write about it
You can feel it flow through your heart
You can wish for it with all your might,
but then it really happens.

All I know is I can't stay at home
I stay out all night - at least 'til closing time
He stares at my window,
stares all night long,
like he would drink the last drop
from my reflection.

I only trust their indifference
I only trust a touch that slides off of me
I only trust a short-term rental and a long walk home,
another drip lost in the Milky Way...

You butcher, you tailor,
did your sad mothers name you?
You came out of nowhere,
and that's what defines you
Your entertainment value
like a plastic dinosaur
The truth matters more
than what you did or who you are

You can dream about it
You can wish for it with all your might,
but then you hear its song beat against your window,
and then it really happens

All I know is I can't stay at home
I stay out all night - at least 'til closing time
He stares at my window, stares all night long
like he would answer all my questions

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