seal this envelope with a heart that's been
beaten black
beaten blue
beaten all over again
don't leave out a single thing
send it off with wings
an anecdote to ease the pain that you feel
every time that you smile at the mirror

i won't need anymore memories
for the next 50 years i could still write you love songs
i wont need anymore photographs
to remember the color of the clothes you wore that night

hopefully this won't sound as bad
as i'm sure that it is
all results will be lifeless and lead
to an excuse
to never try again, to never try at all
staring up at the ground
because oh how you we tried
and oh how you lied
but how could that be true

i won't need anymore memories
for the next 50 years i could still write you love songs
i won't need anymore photographs
to remember the color that your eyes changed with the color of your hair
my heart is gone
my heart is gray
. . .


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  • +2
    General CommentI've never listened to a band that wrote such cripplingy depressing songs, but I've also never found another band that could help me emotionally gut myself the way that Carissa's Wierd does. The first time I heard this song, I probably wasn't paying attention to it, but the first time I LISTENED to some the words I heard the words "for the next 50 years I could still write you love songs" and I stopped everything that I was doing and sat down and started the song over. I must have listened to it half a dozen times before I finally tried to resume whatever activity I was already engaged in. This song has haunted me every day since the first time I heard it, and it never fails to bring tears to my eyes when I sit down and listen to it. It's heartbreakingly beautiful and brilliant in every way that I could hope for as a fan and can only hope to achieve as a growing songwriter. If you've listened to this song (which apparently only a few of us have) and didn't feel any kind of emotional response, you need to check your pulse, because this song is enough to make even the dead hang on every word.
    Wiseguy1on November 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow, this deserves piles of comments. one of my favorite from carissa's wierd. the second half of the song never fails to send chills up my spine. it's powerful.
    imissiancurtison May 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is the first cw song i heard and is still one of my favorites. the aformentioned 50 years line gets me everytime.
    sidelineson March 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely my favourite CW song too. The live version that I have is exceptionally well delivered and is probably better than the album version. There's a rawness in the live guitar that's as grave as the lyrics, and his voice is almost ghostly in it's intimacy. I'm sure there are very few people who can't relate to this song.
    ringlordon April 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"i won't need anymore memories
    for the next 50 years i could still write you love songs"

    So heartbreaking, so beautiful.
    UnionThugon June 27, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti have only left a handful of comments on this site. but i love this song .
    obviously its about a failed relationship.
    i love the line about "50 years" and also when he says "all results will be lifeless and lead
    to an excuse
    to never try again, to never try at all'

    i believe he is just saying what we all feel when relationships end .
    how can we try this again with anyone else . lest i end up a shipwreck like the last relationship


    very beautiful song. i only heard it recently . and though how could i have lived my life without hearing this
    lollip0p666on October 12, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentDOES ANYONE HAVE MP3'S OF THIS BAND IM ME juliet sayyys
    jdemarco3on January 26, 2008   Link

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