Virginia is almost sleeping
The night is getting older
There is static on the TV
And she's lying on the sofa
The cats crawl over her

Jenny is in the garage
She's got the car in neutral
She rolls it out so quietly
It's Saturday as usual
It always is

And me, I'm in my bedroom drawing in my notebook
Because my hand thinks I'm an artist
But my heart knows I'm a poet
It's just words, they mean so little to me
And I can't seem to do something more
When everyone will fall back

Daddy's in the backyard
His hands are getting dirty
And mom is in the kitchen
And her cake says that I'm thirteen
Another year

My brother went to college to become a doctor
And if he studies hard enough
He'll end up just like father
Who hates his life

And me, I'm in the bathroom
Crying out my eyelids because it's hard to be a man
When you are scared like a little kid
The world has become a little too mean
And I can't see the point of patient love
When everyone just wants to get fucked


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  • +3
    General CommentYeah people, Conor is a lyrical genius. I think he's totally capable of writing this at 13.
    But I wouldn't be surprised if he wrote it as a kind of reflection of being 13.

    The meaning of this song is pretty obvious.
    Growing up sucks, especially when you can't find any comfort because the people you look up to hate their lives.
    It doesn't take much looking into to realize how pointless life can be.

    And hankmay4, I don't understand how "..drawing in my notebook. Because my hand thinks I'm an artist but my heart knows I'm a poet."
    can make you want to gag.
    It's like he wants to make [draw] something beautiful because everything around him is ugly. And because words mean so little to him, his music/poems don't seem beautiful.
    I actually really like that line.

    I can't make out the lines:
    "I can't seem to deal with total trust
    There is something very wrong with me "

    It seems more like:
    "I can't seem to deal. There's something wrong with everyone. Something, something."
    I'm not positive, though.
    sara//strangeon September 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"and me I'm in my bedroom drawing in my notebook
    because my hand thinks I'm an artist
    but my heart knows I'm a poet
    It's just words they mean so little to me
    i can't seem to deal with total trust
    there is something very wrong with me"

    All I have to say is wow. That verse is absolutely amazing. Connor's lyrics can really touch a person.
    theartistsleisureon May 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow. this song is amazingly beautiful.
    mynamesjanon May 23, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment what a beautifully sad song. it's the first bright eyes song i heard, and i'm now in love. what an amazing artist.
    deliriumtriggeron July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"....and me i'm in the bathroom
    crying out my eyelids because it's hard to Be a man
    when you are scared like a little kid
    the world has become a little too mean
    and i can't see the point of patient love
    when everyone just wants to get fucked."

    That part makes me wanna cry.. I'm not a guy, but the thought that all those stereotypical remarks ppl make about guys and un-true love and sex can just go away from my head reading these lyrics makes me wanna love this man.
    gcchiller0261on July 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjesus christ im so sick of it. not like specifically on this song, but i noticed on a lot of the bright eyes theres always someone using the word amazing. what the fuck i dont get it this is supposed to be what you think the song means i dont understand why you tell me that "conor is amazing" or whatever.. werd.
    vacantjoshson July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe the song to them means something amazing. and you can't help it to say conor is amazing.. he writes more real than anything else that exists
    stickingtosheetson July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat cd is this song on? i want to get it because this is an AMAZING song.

    and this song is about loneliness and growing up and fearing what u will become. its about a distance family thats misriable and trying to cope with that
    RubberDuckieYAYon August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first bright eyes song i heard;; a long long time ago. many months later, i'm still hooked. i actually used parts of this song in an art project i did pertaining to the horrific era of growing up, and realizing what the world is really like. quite depressing, really.
    emotion_is_deadon March 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"and i can't see the point of patient love
    when everyone just wants to get fucked"

    This is my motto on life.
    The_Popeon March 04, 2003   Link

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