"Things That Disappear" as written by and Stewart Ransom Miller Jon Brion....
There was talk at the time
That she'd forgotten her senses she was running around and carrying on
They were wrong but of course
She had her faculties on her she was honorably carrying on

She don't wonder anymore 'cause she knows what love is for
I know it might sound weird but all of these things here
Are things that disappear
I know it might sound weird but all of these things here

Are things that disappear
She's got blood she's got eyes
She's got a voice in her head and she listens every once in a while
She don't wonder anymore 'cause she knows what love is for

I know it might sound weird but all of these things here
Are things that disappear
I know it might sound weird but all of these things here
Are things that disappear

Is that all yes it is
Put his stuff in a box and put him out of her memory
Now he's gone and away but he will never be out of her misery
She don't wonder anymore 'cause she knows what love is for

I know it might sound weird but all of these things here
Are things that disappear
I know it might sound weird but all of these things here
Are things that disappear


Lyrics submitted by NotCoolZeus

"Things That Disappear" as written by Stewart Ransom Miller Jon Brion

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    My InterpretationI think the song is about an idealist and the belief in the impermanence of love. That's why it sounds weird, because most people in love think it will last forever - but it changes and with that change comes complexity and the woman in the song doesn't seem to have the emotional capacity to deal with it so she moves on when things get heavy. She thinks she has love figured out hence the: "she don't WONDER anymore" line. Love to her is for the moment like a sunset, rainbow or flower.
    angryroboton December 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure the lines "And she was honor of the carrying on" and "And put her matter her memory" are correct. that's just what it sounded like he was singing when I listened to the song.
    NotCoolZeuson August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe correct lines are
    -"and she was honorably carrying on"
    -"and put him out of her memory"
    i love this song, makes me sad, it's about the permanence of love i believe and how everything else doesn't really matter, it makes me sad, it sound like leaving.
    farfronormon June 21, 2004   Link

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