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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

The Strokes

Lyrics

I'm putting your patience to the test

I'm putting your body on the line for less

Didn't you know there was a choice?

It's never yours but someone else's voice

Sellin' your body to the street

Sending your girlfriends to the night for cheap

Wearing a jacket made of meat

Sealing a letter made with horse's feet

And now you've heard that

Waves turn to grey

Life in the shade

A violent crime

And that's the USA

Platinum's on the rise

Sleeping in the sky

I'm just tryin' to find

A mountain I can climb

I'm putting your patience to the test

I'm putting your body on the line, for less

Didn't you know there was a choice?

And it's never yours and someone else's voice

And now you've seen that

Blondes turn to grey

Life in the shade

A violent crime

And that's the USA

Porn's on the rise

Psychos in disguise

I'm just tryin' to find

A mountain I can climb

Darling, ain't nobody gonna tell us

They're gonna be oh-so jealous

We're gonna be oh-so silent

They're gonna be stoned in silence

I didn't want to ask you, baby

I didn't want to have to ask anybody, baby

Is anyone asking maybe?

Can anyone even hear me?

Alright

Why are you waiting beyond the door?

Life turns to dust

And rain turns to rust

Gossip is a truth

And money pays for the lies we trust

Your love is a surprise

Homeless saints are in disguise

I'm just tryin' to find

A nice place for you and I

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