You're so fragile tonight
Been up hurting all night
It's not trivial like they think
Yes you're desperate and you're hurt

Thought about it so many times
Too afraid to open your eyes
To see the sadness that's inside
Just sit back in and stop time

You're tender and you're tired
You can't be bothered to decide
Whether you live or die
Or just forget about your life

But it's too late to be real
No time to be strong enough
Just time to leave it all behind
Memory has become pain

Rebuild the void with flowers
Sad eyed destruction build around sand and sea
Yes you can build yourself around
Build yourself around me, yourself around me

You're tender and you're tired
You can't be bothered to decide
Whether you live or die
Or just forget about your life

You're tender and you're tired
You can't be bothered to decide
Whether you live or die
Or just forget about your life

You're tender and you're tired
You can't be bothered to decide
Whether you live or die
Or just forget about your life

You're tender and you're tired
You can't be bothered to decide
Whether you live or die
Or just forget about your life
Drift away and die
Never say goodbye
Drift away and die
Never say goodbye
Drift away and die
Never say goodbye
Drift away and die




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    General CommentIt's about Richey end of
    bazza10487on May 20, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about being in pain and no one really understands. 'It's not trivial like they think.'

    It's about not really knowing what to do. Deep in depression, you can't choose life or death.

    I know the feeling. I love this song.
    Shannon_Reneeon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentClearly a song written for Richey. James once commented on how things he'd brush off in an instant would bother Richey for ages. And considering how broken up Nicky was over his disappearance, I'd definitely say this is his take on things. 'You can build yourself around me'- the wish that RIchey had come to him, that he'd been able to do more for him, that there was some way to keep him around.
    thisnameplson April 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourites. It's weird how many Manic songs are able to bring a tear to my eye- Ocean Spray, The Everlasting and this one.
    manic4manicson November 06, 2012   Link

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