"Confessional at 6 P.M." is the ninth track from Kevin Devine's first studio album as a solo artist, "Circle Gets The Square," released in 2002. It is 3 minutes and 57 seconds in length....
I'd give myself a hand if I were you
The right words are never ones I say
Songs like these
They carry little weight now
Cause they're about honesty
They're about sincerity
And I gave you neither
And I took everything
For me

And I have broken your heart
For the first and only time
One day I'll feel this way too
On the receiving end
Of heavy handed logic

And I'm not real anymore
I'm like a story
Passed down by kids who can't find a party
Not getting out of bed today
I'll just lay here uninspired
Feeling bad that I threw you away
I'm a shadow that whispers
Stupid songs about his heart

I'm sorry for letting you down
I'm sorry for everything about me that hurts you
Think about what you said on the phone
If I die alone it's my own fault

I'm a shadow that whispers
Stupid songs about his heart
I'm sorry
I'd give myself a hand


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"Confessional at 6 P.M." as written by Kevin Devine

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    General Commentpassed down by kids who can't find a party?
    i thought it was kids at campfire parties
    but the other one makes a little more sense....im not too sure
    b-radon March 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyou're right. it's "passed down by kids at campfire parties"
    my favorite line(s) are "i'm not getting out of bed today, i'll just lay here uninspired, feeling bad that i threw you away" . . i always feel like that! :\
    Awishfulthinkeron June 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I feel sorry for the guy singing it, although when I hear some of the lyrics I think that a certain someone I know should be saying them to me. Like "the right words are never ones i say" "feeling bad that i threw you away" "i'm sorry for letting you down" and "if i die alone it's my own fault". If someone sang this to me I would have to forgive them no matter what they had done, it's just that beautiful and touching.
    everyskylineon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song!
    everyskylineon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song!
    everyskylineon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentargh sorry about that lol it wouldn't post it
    everyskylineon July 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love it. It's such a breathe of fresh air.
    I'm used to hearing guys sing about having their heartbroken.
    It's good to hear an apologetic heartbreaker
    sx edgeon August 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love love love kevin & think he is a brilliant lyricist.
    BUT, he stole "i'm not real anymore like a story passed down" & "i'm a shadow that whispers stupid songs about his heart." from the poet, Jeffery McDaniel. still AMAZING song. as per usual.
    saint2cynicon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsomeone i used to know definitely owes me these lyrics.
    audreywon June 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthmmm.. it does sound like it should be "kids at campfire parties"
    Antonskeyon September 16, 2007   Link

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