Tomorrow when I wake up I’m finding my brother
And making him take me back down to the water
That lake where we sailed and laughed with our father
I will not desert him. I will not desert him

No matter how I may wish for a coffin so clean
Or these trees to undress all their leaves onto me
I put my face in the dirt and then finally I see
The sky that has been avoiding me

I started this letter, I’m going to send it to Ruba
It will be blessed by her eyes on the gulf coast of Florida
With her feet in the sand and one hand on her swimsuit
She will recite the prayer of my pen

Saying, "Time take us forward, relief from this longing
They can land that plane on my heart, I don’t care
Just give me November, the warmth of a whisper
In the freezing darkness of my room"

But no matter what I would do in an attempt to replace
All the pills that I take trying to balance my brain
I have seen the curious girl with that look on her face
So surprised she stares out from her display case


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  • +2
    General Commentthe beginning of this song reminds me of a knight riding around on a horse.
    ......
    __burnpianoislandon June 15, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti read an interview of conor, in which he was talking about his collaboration to produce this song. he said that he told mike he wanted it to sound like the nextdoor neighbor was listening into this happening in the next appartment over - which accounts for the creaking of the floor as the nosy neighbor walks around, and the changing of the tv channels in the background. i just thought tat was really interesting when i read it. just wanted to share!
    yellow birdon April 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNo matter how I may wish for a coffin so clean or these trees to undress all their
    leaves onto me. I put my face in the dirt and then finally I see the sky that has been avoiding me.
    ^^so beautiful :)
    420_is_Gayon October 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the piano in this song and it's so great when he starts screaming... it's so pretty when he talks about Ruba with "one hand on her swimsuit"
    iLoveSavesTheDayon June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow has this song only gotten one comment!!! I ADORE this song. i love the atmosphere and just everything is perfect. i wish I could play the piano like conor. he's just so incredible.
    emogreenon July 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe really is. conor is a genius. What a great songwriter and musician. These songs mean so much to me! If I only had half his talent. . .
    shortgirl_05on August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. its kind of creepy the way he mentions his brother and the water; it reminds me of padriac my prince when he sings about a baby brother being drowned in a bathtub
    NihilisticFerreton August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentConor is a lyrical genius, the visuals he uses bring you there.
    TusseyTheTerribleon September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*cool, HAPPY! how I feel! this looks like blues 101*
    they can land that plane on my heart, I don't care...
    meop221on October 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe reference to his brother here reminds me of the one in "No Lies, Just Love"....like in here he's saying that no matter how much he wants to leave (commit suicide/whatever you want to interpret this as), he won't abandon him. I liked that a lot, even if the connection was only in my head :)
    AlmightyChrissyon March 08, 2003   Link

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