Nikki hung up the phone and went back to bed
Frankie rolled over, kissed the top of her head
He said, "When are you going to tell him about us?"
Nikki faced the window, watched the streetlight catch the dust
Dave at the front desk, from midnight 'til eight
Always sees this girl in the lobby so late
When he calls her the word she wrote down when she came
She almost believes that it's really her name
And the light in this bathroom is so dirty and dim
She can't see the person she's becoming with him
When she came in tonight to scrub herself clean
She remembered a time when this wasn't routine
Nikki has eyes like the space between stars
She dreams that she only exists in the dark
When she puts herself together after coming apart
She almost forgets to leave space for her heart
Nikki jumped out of bed like a bomb just went off
She said, "If you love me you'll leave me alone."
Most nights when she leaves she says, "I'm going to my place."
But tonight when she left she said, "I'm going home."
Yeah, tonight when she left she said, "I'm going home."