She said she’d live her life more wisely
And so I let her wake up beside me
He says he’d give up almost anything
If I let him live his life next to me
I’m not hungry, baby, I am starving
And I’m laughing in the morning
Morning
Morning
I’m the type of girl
When you fall in love
You fall forever
I’m the type of girl
When you fall in love
You fall forever
So I count my fingers
I count my toes
I remember this
And I remember those
I remember every magic moment
Because when I’m gone
You're going to be alone, alone, alone
And all this time
He was hoping for a poet
He stands up right next to me
He starts singing
You forget that girly man
Baby, you come with me
You forget that girly man
Baby, you come with me
So I’m counting backwards
In my bed I start feeling
Like I’m buried alive
I’m buried alive
Right next to me
She said she'd live her life more wisely
So I let her wake up beside me
Yeah
He says, "Baby, I would do anything
Just let me live my life next to you"
But I’m not hungry, babe, I am starving
And I’m laughing in the morning
Morning
Morning
I’m the type of girl
When you fall in love
You fall forever
And so I count my fingers
I count my toes
I remember this
And I remember those
I remember every magic moment
Because when I’m gone
You’re going to be alone, alone, alone
And all this time
He was hoping for a poet
He stands up right next to me
He starts singing
You forget that girly man
Baby, you come with me
Yeah, you forget that girly man
Baby, you come with me
So I’m counting backwards
In my bed
I start feeling
Like I’m buried alive
I’m buried alive
Right next to me


Lyrics submitted by heavyinmyheart, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentTegan wrote this after spending weeks on tour sleeping in the same bed as Sara. She felt suffocated and it inspired her to write this song.
    WhiteIronon October 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentconfusion over sexuality and leaning toward
    a female, making satire of male machoism.
    loving, 'you fall forever' but she starts feeling
    buried alive with these choices there arent
    exactly what she wants so stays alone and
    hates it but can't settle.

    "buried alive next to me"
    tkwcon October 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSUCH A GREAT SONG!
    Technophobiaon November 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTegan has said this was about being cramped up on like tour and stuff... but it seems like it's also about other things.. sort of like a bunch of random ideas thrown into one song, like my number..
    krsriotgrrrl12on December 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthas this song been released? if so, where?
    harrietlouiseon December 11, 2008   Link

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