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    "Arcadie" Lyrics

    David Knopfler

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    Well there's no going this way
    There's no going that
    The cul-de-sac one way warned you, babe
    With a freight train there's no turning back

    You wake to the serial nightmare
    Your body's a heartbreakin' sight
    A face forlorn in my windscreen
    In the moonlight, so blue, so bright

    Arcadie is this a portrait of you
    Arcadie, you know I do
    You know I do

    Some hearts seem senselessly haunted
    Others calmly defined
    In slow mo' I'm watching you movin' beside him
    What could you not leave behind

    Who poisoned your dreams of a future?
    Who hurt you then left you afraid?
    Who blew away all your tomorrows like candles
    Snuffed in The No Hope Arcade?

    Some hearts are brutally blind, Arcadie
    Others are achingly kind

    Arcadie is this a portrait of you
    Arcadie, you know I do
    You know I do

    But a smile, brings no note of redemption
    The lover creeps home to the wife
    Burnt out, a silhouette car wreck
    Hot-wired in the highway of life

    A colt shouldered ghost of innocent lost
    Disbelief stares back at you
    A long-legged looker, hooking for love
    In headlamps so deadly and true

    Arcadie is this a portrait of you
    Arcadie, you know I do
    You know I do

    Napalmed with mini bar comforts
    They got shipwrecking fem-fem eyes
    Capsizing sights, abandoned, drowning
    Safe in the warmth of his lies

    No there's going this way
    No going that
    Her naked reflection going down on you
    As the white screen fades to black

    Oh Arcadie, I've painted this portrait for you
    Indigo blue
    This song was submitted on November 4th, 2013 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by David Knopfler.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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