We both know you're leaving
You just don't want to say it yet
'Cause you don't want to hurt my feelings
So you gnaw your little holes in the net

And you torture me with those big eyes
And you punish me with pity
But I'm going to Cleveland

You say you wanted to strike first
Because one of us was leaving
That's what you say
But I've always been real fond of you
So I never would've treated you this way

And you torture me with those big eyes
And you punish me with pity
But I'm going to Cleveland

I hear the Cuyahoga calling, now I know
what was i was born for
And you say 'Hey John, where are you going?'
But that's not my name anymore

And you torture me with those big eyes
And you punish me with pity
But I'm going to Cleveland


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    General Comment"now i know what i was born for.."

    good song.
    wannabeslutson September 06, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationA couple has broken up and the girl is trying to say it was a mutual break up, or that they both wanted to, but he knows different. She is just using it as an excuse. In the end he can't stand the way she looks at him now with pity, and to put it simply, he is going to Cleveland to escape this all. My very literal interpretation.
    Badgermoleon December 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI hear the Cuyahoga calling, now I know
    what i was born for
    And you say 'Hey John, where are you going?'
    But that's not my name anymor

    Makes me think he has heard the wilderness calling and is heading towards it. John not being his name anymore meaning there is no name for him. he is he. he is into the wild
    kxlllxston April 20, 2012   Link
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    General CommentCuyahoga: "Outside of Ohio, the river is most famous for being "the river that caught fire", helping to spur the environmental movement in the late 1960s."
    vizwrtsicon March 17, 2013   Link

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