the curtain's a sea anemone / in the way it sways / to the slow breeze / I lie spread out on the floor / looking at these things / and most of them are yours / and it's so nice / sitting very still / without those old shoes / I could never fill / starfish with its arms out in a daze / staring at the stars / through an ocean haze / was I one you wished upon? / burned out like a lightbulb / when you turned me on / and it's so nice / sleeping here all alone / with my ashtray and / white courtesy telephone / now I'm making out the shapes / like the shower rod - can it take my weight? / I will tell you I am fine / I got some news, friend, feels like I'm dying / turtle on its back in the desert sea / and you look like a cool drink / just slightly out of reach / draw myself into the shell / waiting on a sign from god / or a nod from hell / and it's so nice / sitting very still / without those old shoes / I could never fill / no we're turning on the lights / it's the first day of my second life / take my name off of the lease / you can even keep the name it never suited me



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    General Comment:This really is a great song... so sad... so good.
    Mickeys_Elbowon May 04, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:"turtle on its back in the desert sea and you look like a cool drink...just slightly out of reach" awesome mental image. i love jets to brazil for that...
    kryngeon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:this song is so relaxing =) and its my name. heh.
    sEa AnEmOnEon July 06, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:So well written and just gives you this lonely feeling. I love it.
    jawbrokenrhymeson July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:i dont think there's ever been a more depressing song written...ever. when i feel so lonely and depressed that i can't even move, i listen to this song.
    SheJustWepton August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:i love the line "i will tell you i am fine. i've got some news friend, feels like i'm dying." goodness, there are so many times thats been true. this is possibly my favorite jtb song. i can't wait for the new cd!
    one*name*famouson August 28, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:this is definetly the greatest jtb song ever. i can listen to this song for hours and at a time on replay. the lyrics are so powerful, raw, and uncensored. its what im sure so many of us have felt in some time of our lives / it's the first day of my second life / take my name off of the lease / you can even keep the name it never suited me/ that line means so much.. to me, of walking away, kind of shedding your skin. instead of the talk of suicide /now im making out the shapes, like the shower rod, can it take my weight?// im not sure if this song was meant to be sad or just relaxing. either way im in love with this song
    intoyoulikeatrainon August 29, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:I actually made a picture of the "Turtle on its back in the desert sea, and you look like a cool drink slightly out of reach", same with the "starfish with its arms out in a daze, staring at the stars through an ocean haze"
    Cathinealon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:i can honestly say that i have never heard a more depressing song in my life. i used to be afraid to listen to this song because of the emotions that arise when i do. not too long ago, i was that starfish with a wishing on a burnt out star.
    CrayonDrawnCaton September 13, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:this song. oh my god. it's just so powerful. even if i'm in the best of moods, i can put this song on, and a wave of melancholy comes over me, in a good way. i think everyone has felt this way, blake just has the perfect way of expressing it. "i've got some news friend, feels like i'm dying"
    duh, kansason October 14, 2002   Link

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