This has actually been lying on my hard-drive for a while. ^^; I hope you like it.

Away From Here
A filk of "Perfect Blue Buildings"
Apologies to the Counting Crows


Just up the stairs from my workplace, baby . . .
I lay in bed, with no reprieve
It seems too often I find myself here
Guess I can't make myself see
Help me stay afloat, I'm falling . . .

In a Tokyo small apartment
I dragged a friend to stay with me
He's got an attitude of someone stuck in FPS games
A better attitude than me . . .
Help me stay afloat, I'm falling . . .

Down on my face in the city
Consumed by anguish and fear
Gotta get me a little bit of spare cash
Gotta get myself away from here . . .

It's six-thirty PM on a Tuesday
I stop into a manga store
I look at all the little lives of the all little ink people
While neglecting my own buisiness . . .
Help me stay afloat, I'm falling . . .

Down on my face in the city
Consumed by anguish and fear
Gotta get me a little bit of spare cash
To get myself away from all the things here . . .

I got angst beneath my skin, baby
There's a little angst in everyone's mind
Beneath the hope and fear and love and hate in everyone
There's insecurities to find
Please help me stay afloat, I'm falling . . .

Down on my face in the city
Consumed by anguish and fear
Gotta get me a little bit of spare cash, baby
To get myself away from here . . .


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Perfect Blue Buildings
By the Counting Crows

Just down the street from your hotel, baby
I stay at home with my disease
And ain't this position familiar, darling
Well, all monkeys do what they see
Help me stay awake, I'm falling...

Down on Virginia and La Loma
Where I got friends who'll care for me
You got an attitude of everything I ever wanted
I got an attitude of need
Help me stay awake, I'm falling...

Asleep in perfect blue buildings
Beside the green apple sea
Gonna get me a little oblivion
Try to keep myself away from me

It's 4:30 A.M. on a Tuesday
It doesn't get much worse than this
In beds in little rooms in buildings in the middle
of these lives which are completely meaningless
Help me stay awake, I'm falling...

Asleep in perfect blue buildings
Beside the green apple sea
Gonna get me a little oblivion
Try to keep myself away from myself and me

I got bones beneath my skin, and mister...
There's a skeleton in every man's house
Beneath the dust and love and sweat that hangs on everybody
There's a dead man trying to get out
Please help me stay awake, I'm falling...

Asleep in perfect blue buildings
Beside the green apple sea
Gonna get me a little oblivion baby
Try to keep myself away from me

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