Unbearably White 4:40

Baby, I love you
but that’s not enough
And pulling away
has been unbearably buff

I ran up the mountain
out of your sight
The snow on the peak
was just unbearably white

The city was freezing
an elegant floe
that wind at the doorway
was unbearably cold

You walked to the bedroom
and sat down to write
The page in your notebook
was unbearably white


There’s an avalanche coming
Don’t cover your eyes
It’s what you thought that you wanted
It’s still a surprise

It’s hard on the body
It’s hard on the mind
To learn what kept us together, darling,
Is what kept us alive

Sooner or later
the story gets told
To tell it myself
would be unbearably bold

Presented with darkness
we turned to the light
Could have been smart
we’re just unbearably bright


Call it a day
call it a night
Callous and cold and just unbearably white

Written by Ezra Koenig / Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid & Ezra Koenig / Additional Production by BloodPop® / Engineered by Ariel Rechtshaid, Chris Kasych, John DeBold, Hiroya Takayama & Takemasa Kosaka / Mixed by Ariel Rechtshaid

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