the hawk is circling the city
there’s fever and there’s famine in the streets
bravery’s been outlawed, candor made a sin
and these days every morning tastes a bit more like defeat

just close your eyes and make a wish
everything will be alright
close your eyes, give us a kiss
everything will be alright
close your eyes and turn away, what you can’t see can’t hurt you baby
turn away, everything will be alright

the sky is bruised and swollen
the land belongs to gangsters and the like
the mayor is a scoundrel, the cleanest cops are thieves
and even when the sun comes out it feels like the dead of night

just close your eyes and make a wish
everything will be alright
close your eyes, give us a kiss
everything will be alright
close your eyes and turn away, what you can’t see can’t hurt you baby
turn away, everything will be alright

everyday
they say turn away
everything will be ok
if you just turn away

i wish that i could stay
that it didn’t have to be this way
but i can’t be with you, if you believe it’s true
that the best that we can do is close our eyes and turn away

just close your eyes and make a wish
everything will be alright
close your eyes, give us a kiss
everything will be alright
close your eyes and turn away, what you can’t see can’t hurt you baby
turn away, everything will be alright

don’t turn away