Mojave Rain

Miss Atomic Bomb

You were standing with your girlfriends in the street
Falling back on forever
I wonder what you came to be
I was new in town, the boy with eager eyes
I never was a quitter
Oblivious to school girls' lies
And when I look back on those neon nights
The leather seat, the passage rite
I feel the heat, I see the light

Miss Atomic Bomb
Making out, we got the radio on
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

Racing shadows in the moonlight
Through the desert on a hot night
And for a second there we'd won
Yeah we were innocent and young

Cast out of the night, well you got a foolish heart
So you took your place but the fall from grace was the hardest part
It feels just like a dagger buried deep in your back
You run for cover but you can't escape the second attack
Your soul was innocent, you kissed him and she painted it black
You shoulda see your little face, burning for love, holding on for your life
All I wanted was a little touch, a little tenderness and truth, I didn't ask for much, no
Talk about being at the wrong place at the wrong time

Miss Atomic Bomb
Making out, we got the radio on
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone
You're gonna miss me when I'm gone

Racing shadows in the moonlight
Taking chances on a hot night
And for a second there we'd won
Yeah we were innocent and young

A dust cloud has settled
And my eyes are clear
But sometimes in dreams of impact
I still hear

Miss Atomic Bomb
I'm standing here
Sweat on my skin
And this love that I've cradled
Is wearing thin

But I'm standing here
And you're too late
Your shock wave whisper
Has sealed your fate

It's a proving ground
And you took a chance
On a loser's game
But you can't survive
When you want it all
There's another side

 

 

 

(Written by Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Jr.)

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