White Sky

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

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  • White Sky
  • White Sky (Basement Jaxx Club Mix)
  • White Sky (Basement Jaxx Warp Dub Mix)
  • White Sky (Basement Jaxx Vamp Dub Mix)
  • White Sky (Cécile Remix)
  • White Sky (New Look Remix)
  • Extended White Sky
  • White Sky (Live in Miami)
  • Lyrics

    An ancient business

    A modern piece of glasswork

    Down on the corner that you walk each day in passing

    The elderly sales clerk won’t eye us with suspicion

    The whole, immortal corporation’s given its permission

    A little stairway

    A little piece of carpet

    A pair of mirrors that are facing one another

    Out in both directions, a thousand little Julia’s

    That come together in the middle of Manhattan

    You waited since lunch

    It all comes at once

    CHORUS

    Around the corner, the house that modern art built

    A house for modern art to keep it out the closets

    Of people who might own it

    The sins of pride and envy

    And on the second floor, the Richard Serra Skatepark

    You waited since lunch

    It all comes at once

    CHORUS

    Sit on the park wall

    Ask all the right questions

    “Why are the horses racing taxis in the winter?”

    Look up at the buildings

    Imagine who might live there

    Imagining your Wolfords in a ball upon the sink there

    You waited since lunch

    It all comes at once

    CHORUS