"Empty Handed" as written by and Michelle Branch....
Here I am take me
It's easier to give in
Some people mistake me
They only hear what they want to hear
If you're losing sleep
Forgive me
I just can't keep pretending

[Chorus]
I'm packing my bags 'cause I don't want to be
The only one who's drowning in their misery
And I'll take that chance 'cause I just want to breathe
And I won't look back and wonder how it's supposed to be
How it's supposed to be

There's a prism by the window
It lets the light leak in
I wish you would let me
You feel the water but do you swim?
And it's only me empty-handed
With a childish grin and a camera

[Chorus: x2]

'Cause I'm packing my bags
And I won't be back


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"Empty Handed" as written by Michelle Jacquet Branch Michelle Branch

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    General Commenthmm i think these songs aretoo new for having lyrics posted, cus im very sure in the last couple ive looked at that she says something else, like i this song , the lyrics above say "There's a prison with a window It's the light begin " im pretty sure se says "lets the light leak in"
    spicklyon June 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentand its prism by the window

    and the beginning is if youre losing sleep forgive me

    ok its just wrong

    the new cds clear though for editing these lyrics
    ImpliedLoveon June 24, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"And it's only me empty handed
    With a childish grin and a camera"

    as opposed to "like a scaralige grave"...that's definitely incorrect.
    crimson_melodyon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love the scat singing towards the end. Her music is so soothing.
    Sleepon November 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, who ever is putting all the Michelle Branch lyrics up has messed up every single one I've looked at so far. I'm sick of correcting them tho. Anyways. Like I've said in all the other songs I've commented on, I relate to this song with my ex boyfriend. People kept talking all this shit about me, people that didnt even know me. People really do only hear what they want to hear, which makes them mistake me like most people. But yeah, I was sick of getting hurt by my ex so I decided that we were officially done ("I'm packing my bags cuz I dont wanna be, the only one who's drowning in their misery")
    And then I think the part about "you feel the water, but do you swim?" I think thats all about taking chances. Like, if you leave now, you wont be able to turn back and start over even if you really regret it. So its just kinda like should you stay or should you go?
    Yeah, well just another great Michelle Branch song. Someone really needs to fix all the lyrics.
    meowon December 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgood song i love it..it has good meaning-Erica
    crazy_cool253on May 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIs there anyway to replace these lyrics with the real ones?
    Deadinkon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMichelle says in an interview that this is her favorite one of her songs.
    AmoebaCheebaon June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLike the scaralige grave ?
    With a childish grin and a camera.
    Oriana2on August 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is my life, at least for this year. my new best friend is going out wiht the boy i used to love and never really had a chance to get over. he doesnt speak to me, we had a huge fight. my old best friend ignores me. i jsut want to get away.
    Lilacsweetieon July 20, 2008   Link

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