’91 Lyrics -Bleachers


[Verse 1]
It’s ’91, a war is on
I watch in black, white, and green
My mother dances around like there ain’t no rip in the seam
While she waltzes with ghosts, I can feel what went wrong
She’s here, but she’s not
Just like her, I’m not home

[Chorus]
I’m here but I’m not
Just like her, I’m not home
Hey, I’m here but I’m not

[Verse 2]
Storefronts change a new war on
So I rip floorboards from our place
Black out all our windows and then I kick them from their frames
Now, you can dance with anyone
Tattoo yourself a fucking sleeve
And you’re here but you’re not
Just like you, I can’t leave

[Chorus]
Hey I’m here but I’m not
Just like you, I can’t leave
I’m here but I’ve been gone just a little too long now

[Verse 3]
Oh, someone new walks along, steals the weight from your war
Flickers of light, and you’re sure that you have been here before
Oh, she could have anyone, but she’s asking after your dreams
Yeah I know what I’m not
But looking at you, I can’t leave

[Chorus]
Just like you, I can’t leave
Oh, I know what I’m not
Just like you, I can’t leave
I know what I’m not
Just like you, I can’t leave
I’m here, but I’m not
Just like you, I can’t leave
I’m here but I’m not
Just like you, I can’t leave

[Outro]
We’ve been gone just a little too long now

Album – Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night (July 2021)
Produced by Jack Antonoff
Written by Zadie Smith & Jack Antonoff


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