There was a time
She could never see him
And her fault
Was to always need him
They became their only rescue
They connect
They connect
And he says, "I know about your son."
That he feels so much older than he was
When she only talks about her son
So much work

There was a time
When I thought I knew you
So much for that afternoon
They became their only rescue
They connect in the afternoon
And he says "I know about your man"
and their hearts will be broken if you can't decide between them
So much longer wind on the phone
You don't have to answer, have to walk alone
So much work
So much work

And it's the same sad song come back again
It's the same old song, flows back again
And you don't have to live on your own
It's a lie in the end, you only satisfy your friends
You don't heal if you won't (don't) bring it home
You don't have to settle
Have to say you won't
You can stay
You can stay
You can stay
You can stay
Yeah yeah
You don't have to walk alone.
You don't have to walk alone.
You don't have to walk alone.


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    General CommentI think it's just about people trying to forge a connection, and the difficulties that life throws in the way of that effort, but how ultimately it's worth the work.

    But the melody, and Pete's voice when he sings the lines, "And he says, 'I know about your man"/And their hearts will be broken if she can't decide between them," rips my heart out every time I hear it. Gorgeous song.
    polkablueson March 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't know why, but this is one of my favorite songs of his. It does seem to be full of heartbreak and conflict. I think it's interesting that it seems to be sung/written using 3rd person narrative yet it is obviously happening to the singer/narrator. I love the single opening note on what sounds to me like a triangle too. "Haunting" is an apt description.
    redlioness8on September 03, 2008   Link

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