The Protomen — Here Comes The Arm lyrics
The page contains the lyrics of the song "Here Comes The Arm" by The Protomen.
Emily, a crowd has gathered here
And once again they fail to see.
You can’t just set the world at someone else’s feet
And not get trampled underneath.
And I think somehow Joe knew it,
He paid the price he thought he had to pay,
But Emily, that debt was meant for me…
That debt was meant for me.
This is not the world my father knew.
This is not the world, I know,
He would have wanted me to build,
But I can’t undo it now.
It’s like a train, and all it’s cars are filled with steel,
That I would stop if I knew how.
And it is bearing down on me.
So I will stand here with my shoulders square and tall,
And when the whistle blows, not falter,
But when the crash comes I will fall.
With so much steam and steel behind it,
I won’t slow it down at all.
Here comes the arm.
Please don’t cry for me I know you never meant for this
I love you completely
Just remember that if I should leave you now
Then in my final hour
I pray this letter finds you well before it all goes to hell
He could never cage the world
It’s too big for anyone, and soon the dark will pass
I want so much to be with you but in my heart I know
Tom, the city needs you now
Joe, when you see Emily,
Tell her to wait for me.
'Cause I still have work to do…
This city needs you now.