Lost my train of thought around Chicago
Found a little sawdust where you lay
Never made collages as a young child
Not that much to see So much to say

Now even in this silence there's a thunder
And rain that steals the breath beneath this cage
And at least I've got your memory to soothe me
This bitter poison ripening with age

Because everything I've ever done I've done because I love you
Silly you should ask
I'm afraid that I'll spend the better part of next year scared that i might need you
Bring me down and I'll feel again
Everything I've ever done I've done because I love you

Lost my patience well before West Fourth Street
Found a copper coin, said "Seize the Day"
And I let the angry audience surround me
Hiding as I screamed "Give o'er the play"

And now even in this thunder there's a silence
A shred of comfort standing at my door
And at least I've got the sense to reconstruct you
And leave me twice as lucid as before


And you left your mark
And you left your face in the corner of my mind three times
You left your mark
You left yourself

And at least i've got the sense to sense what's coming
And realize that good things never come to those that wait too long


Lyrics submitted by PentlandFirth

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    General Comment"Found a little sawdust where you lay "-I believe the correct lyric is "found a little *solace* where you lay" :)
    clipherwingson April 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentahhh!!! i love this song so much!!!
    socorentheadon August 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti saw matt as mark in rent on the benny tour, all i can say is wow. he amazes me. i love his voice. wow.
    socorentheadon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbest song ive heard in a long time.
    Bitzy873on September 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so amazinggg
    Sarah!on March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEeeeeeeeeee! I wasn't expecting to find this song on here! The guitar and the emotion you can feel while listening it completely make up for the fact that I don't really understand the meaning.
    Caitlinhill24on January 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's defintely "found a little solace where you lay." Sawdust...not so much.
    starsfinallyxplodeon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbefore, i didn't really pay attention to this song (it was on my best friend's myspace) because i thought his voice was whiny and annoying, but now that i listen to his lyrics i'm in love with it.

    it's really hard knowing that you're gonna part with someone you love so his lines about "I'm afraid that I'll spend the better part of next year scared that i might need you."
    really hit me because that is exactly what i'm scared of.
    also his line about his memories are like "poison ripening with age" because sometimes the memories of the person we love are just too sweet.
    janetkwonon February 18, 2007   Link

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