"Bruised" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds, Benjamin Kweller and Benjamin Lee....
Oh no, love just leaves you bruised
If you want to know, you find something to lose
The world won't turn until something breaks
Who will make the first last mistake?
They say that good things come to those who wait

Into the spiral, your world and my world, it's never final
Love just leaves you bruised

I went because you said you'd be there
A box of candy, smoke in your hair
I didn't know, I didn't care
But now I know
Love just leaves you bruised

Oh no, did love just leave you screwed?
You gotta go slow
Cos love just leaves you bruised

Into the spiral, your world and my world, it's never final
Love just leaves you bruised

I went because you said you'd be there
A box of candy, smoke in your hair
I didn't know, I didn't care
But now I know
Love just leaves you bruised
And I've got the scars to prove it

I went because you said you'd be there
A box of candy, smoke in your hair
Explain it to me again and again
Like I care
Love just leaves you

The world won't turn until something breaks
Who will make the first last mistake?
Good things come to those who wait
Well I can't wait

I went because you said you'd be there
A box of candy smoke in your hair
I didn't know, I didn't care
But now I know


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    General CommentI think this is about a guy trying to get with a girl (or it could be the other way around). He follows her around, and eventually things start happening ("Into the spiral/ Your world and my world"). He thought he was fine living his life the way he did before she came into his life, but once she came in he realized he was wrong ("When I didn't know/ I didn't care/ But now I know"). Apparently things went wrong, and he was hurt by it ("Love just leaves you bruised/ And I've got the scars to prove it").

    I absolutely love this song... his voice sounds so nice, and the piano is great!
    JadedOneon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite song. it sounds to me like a normal break up song.
    reviewon April 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think the lyrics are pretty straightforward. i LOVE the line "i went because you said you'd be there". it just conveys so much more than it says.
    TxBxSon September 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely a great fusion of vocals and piano. awesome song.
    AtTheAirporton January 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti loooove this song. the music does so much for it. the words are great, but on their own.. they just don't have the same power.
    ktgotskillson October 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat Song! real enjoyable!
    ba ba ba ba baaaaa
    drownedinsoundon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. ahh its so gooood
    rhcp2491on April 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfolds + lee + kweller = god jesus and the holy spirit

    not really
    but close
    domino852on May 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel like this song is a part of me.
    I think they might've followed me around and wrote this to make fun of me xD
    factoverfictionon February 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThey are the trifecta of awesomeness. I love the chorus "I went because you said you'd be there/a box of candy smoke in your hair". Good stuff.
    canyounot?on November 05, 2008   Link

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