"The Dead Part Of You" as written by and John Mark Eitzel....
The price of your soul is worth less than the cab fare
That gets you home before the living end.
The dead part of you leaves me with a blessing
From a destruction of your beauty, your self-hatred, your self-pity.
There's so little of you left.
There's so little of you left.
The dead part of you takes me out.
It says the beast in me is fading fast.
It leaves me with a great big goodbye hug.
It's busy clinging to the dead part of the past.
Oh, you only love one thing.
There's so little of it left.
He has taken everything.

And there's so little of you left.
You're just a baby in the back seat.
That a door slam sends crying into the world.
And a cab driver's in a hurry that man is more than,
More than anything we could hope for
From the world.
You only love one thing.
There's so little of it left.
He has taken everything.
There's so little of you left.
There's so little of you left.
There's so little of you left.
There's so little of you left.
There's so little of you left.


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"The Dead Part of You" as written by John Mark Eitzel

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    General CommentOh... I'm really sorry. I looked in the Mark Eitzel songlist and I found no trace of this song... I though this one was his, so i sent it, then i discovered it's a song off AMC's "Everclear" album. Excuse me...
    Marquezon December 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnyway this is a very good song. To me this sounds like an angry, bitter breakup song, and it depicts part of the scene as it occurs in the backseat of a cab.
    Marquezon December 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDespite the furious guitar, I don't actually hear much anger or bitterness here, which may be why this song has always moved me. Not that I don't enjoy plenty of angry and bitter songs (and "Sick of Food" strikes me as the classic example from this album), but I think Eitzel is going for something a bit different here.

    I think the singer simply wants to help a friend who has fallen into a bad relationship, but he doesn't know how. She loves this guy despite the damage that his mistreatment of her has done to her self-esteem ("he has taken everything"). The singer sees in her what the boyfriend does not, and he's urging her to view herself once again through her own eyes, preferably, or at least his, in a pinch.
    raffishtenant2on November 18, 2007   Link

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