"This One's Gonna Bruise" as written by and Ryan Adams....
Do you even know what goes on in a heart anymore?
Constellations turned into little Polaroids in a cardboard box
And I wanted so desperately to prove
You were still breathing
But you wouldn't move

OK
OK
What a thing to choose
This one's gonna bruise

You'll learn one day, won't you?
What you want's bad for the souls
Lost out in the rain
Afraid of the dark
Still in pain
Still in pain

Did you even notice how the wind
Didn't change that much?
Fluctuations on these sheets
That you moved to be sure it was us
And I wanted so desperately to say
That you could trust me, but I was lying anyway

OK
OK
What a thing to lose
Left out in the rain
Misused

You'll learn one day, won't you?
You'll learn some day, won't you?

What you had
Was good for a while
Then it changed
Got too intense
And that is strange

And I feel bad for you
I feel bad for you
And I don't know why
I don't know why
'Cause I'm as dead as you


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"This One's Gonna Bruise" as written by Ryan Adams

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    General Commentbeautiful, haunting song.
    whatareweon December 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA must for every break-up mix ever made.
    IWantWindToBlowon April 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSongs can say so much when you interprete or relate them to certain things.
    For me, this song is relationable to someone I dearly love. Though when I deliberate the situation I actually should ask myself "why?". Sometimes I realize the answer, and at those times I hate this answer, because he will not come to assure this answer; seems like self-destruction, uhm ? seems it is.
    "What you want is bad for the soul in the rain"
    AgathaKavkaon August 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the sadest songs i've ever heared.I can't remember the countless times i listened to this song and crying so hard!!! I used to listen to this song a lot when my sister left for LA for good.
    Joekubrickon June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis turned out to be prophetic for Ryan Adams who wrote it for Beth who broke his heart.
    The most haunted lyric for me is "fluctuations only sheets that you moved to be sure it was us" as in ID-ing a corpse by moving the sheet back..and then at the end he says "Cos I'm as dead as you".
    So intense!
    cdhound1on May 19, 2004   Link

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