"Poor Souls" as written by and Michael Kinsella....
Long night
Last call
Bloodshot eyes from some drinks too tall
Breathe in deep and I swear to god I'll die
If I go home alone tonight.

I raise my head slow hoping to find
A girl I don't know,
Who wouldn't mind showing a good time,
To feeling alright with
Doing something we might
Regret in the morning.

You, in a cardigan,
You're tired of all your friends.
You, in love with the cock-toed twins,
You're bored with your boyfriend.

I want to be with you tonight,
With our legs crossed, our tongues tied.
Which one of you poor souls
Wants to drive me home?

I swear to god I'll die
If I go home alone tonight.

Lyrics submitted by vacant skies, edited by joey2_96

"Poor Souls" as written by Michael Kinsella


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    General Commentthis is a weird song to hear coming from mike kinsella. usually his lyrics are sparse, but very deep. but in his new cd especially, he has written more lyrics for the songs, and they are more easily interpreted, or talk of a more common theme.
    svstheday4464on April 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthe actually wrote them in the first-person narrative of another dude.
    pretty fucking cool if you ask me. very original.
    libbydoon April 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyou in the cardigan, your tired of all your friends
    you in love with the cocteau twins, your bored with your boyfriend.

    i have these lyrics on a demo cd i got. when were they changed?

    not expecting an answer anytime soon...
    enjayaon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti have a later version of the cd and that those same lyrics... dont know if when it changed (never heard the others)
    somewhere.newon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis version is from the split CD owen did with The Rutebega... it's a different recording of the song. The version you got on your demo CD is probably the same as the one off of the No Good For No One Now CD. at least thats my best guess hope it helps
    asleep in a staron March 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song led me to buy two cardigans. I don't know why that line always stuck with me.
    Andykinsellaon January 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think of a guy that's at a bar or party and he's feeling lonely and depressed. Possibly lonely because he just got out of a relationship. So, he feels an exaggerated need to be with someone "I swear to God I'll die if I go home alone tonight." And he's drunk and doesn't care about the consequences. All that matters is if he's with someone.
    iamthenightstarson October 31, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"i want to be with you tonight. our legs crossed, our tongues tied..."

    kenziejaneon December 03, 2009   Link

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