Ceramic tile floor fluorescent
Yellow iodine
I can feel your presence
Sedated by the heavy medicine
And come around, come around, come around

The flowers aren't worth keeping
The roses broke my skin
I'll pretend your sleeping
Or you fainted from the lack of oxygen
And come around, come around

Chorus: Don't you leave me here to let you down
Now I'm going home and I've been patient, I've waited a lifetime
Now I'm going home and I am tired of waiting a lifetime

Sentimental letters
Brightly colored ink
Saying, "Please get better"
I'll place them by the lilies in the sink
And come around, come around

Chorus: Don't you leave me here to let you down
Now I'm going home and I've been patient, I've waited a lifetime
Now I'm going home and I am tired of waiting a lifetime

If you could feel it, I'd give a kiss
If it would get through
I'd whisper this
Not while you're sleeping...
In my safe keeping...

Faded iridescence
From your silhouette
A stare illuminescent
I haven't given up on you just yet
And come around, come around

Chorus: Don't you leave me here to let you down
Now I'm going home and I have been patient, I've waited a
lifetime
Now I'm going home and I am tired of waiting a lifetime

Now I'm going home and I have been patient, I've waited a lifetime
Now I'm going home and I am tired of waiting a lifetime
Now I'm going home.....


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    General CommentThis one is about Jay's grandfather, apparently.
    judithavoryon May 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentintense song. my favorite by jump over all, after all this time.

    "i'll place them by the lily's in the sink..
    virgaon January 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought it was about Jay's sister.
    Rizo228on September 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat exactly does he mean by 'come around,' is what I really want to know.

    I honestly don't care who it's about, I'm interested in why, and what's going on in the song.

    It sounds like he cares about someone who is becoming quite ruined.
    Meinoson June 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"If it would wake you" shoudl read "If it would get through"
    zach99998on October 06, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"If it would wake you" shoudl read "If it would get through"
    zach99998on October 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA close friend of mine fell ill and was in a coma for over a week about 6 months ago. My husband and I drove 1000 miles across 4 states to get to her side. This song makes me think of her everytime I hear it. In fact, just reading about it reminds me to give her a call...
    fifteenstorieson October 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh, and Zach is right - it should be "If it would get through"
    fifteenstorieson October 29, 2007   Link

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