The paint's peeling off the streets again
And I'll drive and close my eyes in Michigan
And I feel nothing, not brave
It's a hard day for breathing again

And the heat is chasing all, all your friends
And their scattered bodies part to the shore again
And I feel nothing, not sane
It's a hard day for dreaming again

And oh, I'm not going back
To the assholes that made me a perfect display
Of random acts of hopelessness
I wish I could stay here
But I think we're all ready, think we're all ready

And I feel nothing, not sane
It's a hard day for dreaming again

And oh, now that you've seen
Almost all of America
All you can say is
"Where is all the water?"
And the war has been over
For years since you gave up

And last night, where the road had started
Last night, when my hands were choking you
Last night, when the room and your moon was dipping
And last night, when the ropes were pulling you in

You said, "Hey, how could you love me this way?"
You said, "Hey"
But I think we're all ready, think we're all ready


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  • +1
    General Comment"i'm not going back
    to the assholes that made me a perfect display
    of random acts of hopelessness"

    beautifully spoken, Jenny...
    *mLe*on March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"hey, how could you love me this way?"

    cool. very cool.
    ours after darkon March 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"and i feel nothing, not brave. it's a hard day for breathing again." always.
    way awesome song.
    raddestxthingxeveron April 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"and last night, where the road had started
    last night, when my hands were choking you
    last night, when the room and your moon was dipping
    and last night, when the ropes were pulling you in "
    gosh i love this song. rilo kiley, lovely.
    pixie*on April 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery good song. this whole album is quite good.
    vocalyouthon April 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttotally cute that my name is jenny.
    _panicon June 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjenny is the neatest gal around
    emofanon June 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has a very Interstate 8 era Modest Mouse sound to the guitar.
    PapaBobDoleon November 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like dealing with a death.
    silentsailoron August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought it was about summer and cabin fever sort of stuff..
    Sarahluvsu182on December 09, 2005   Link

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