you sang a song as you packed up your bags
a summer solstice lullaby
i succumb to cliche sentiments but forget the lines
i turn on the phonograph to drown you out with retrospective whines

all the leaves are brown
and the sky is grey
promise not to cry as you walk away

drinking tons of caffeine makes my heart beat fast
seeing you can do the same
i try in vain to sing your song
but my melody is wrong, it's sounds so...

all the leaves are brown
and the sky is grey
(give it up for california)
peel the stucco off
toss it in the bay
(dust...desert...Denny's...sand)
solve the puzzle just throw it all away
(sun...traffic...plastic...tan)
promise not to cry any more today...


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    General CommentIt's about someone who is so totally in love with someone, but the other person had to leave, and so the person left is trying to cope with it, but it's really hard for them because they are always surronded by things that the two had together, and so everything seems bleak, but then the other person maybe comes back, and they realize what a huge mistake they made just when things seem their worst, but they realize that neither of them was happy before either, really.
    disons_queon April 17, 2006   Link

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