John Darnielle’s final encore song from his west coast solo tour June 25 2012, at the Mission Theatre in Portland, Ore. His guitar string broke the song before and after some capitulation decided to give this song a try on piano.
The lights are on in your room so tell me who’s your friend? And the lights are burning in the little house on East End. And I remembered who I was and what I came here for. The moon was caught high in the branches of the sycamore.
And on my neck I felt the cold wind. And it licked around my ears and it asked me to ask you, yeah, who’s your friend? And the lights came down over Pomona, blazed again before your front door. The moon was caught high in the branches of the sycamore.