"Blind" as written by and Babatunde O Adebimpe David Sitek....
I seen a girl
With a guy
With hair like yours
From what I remember

He took her hand
And smiled her name
Her face like yours
She smiled the same

From what I remember
Been so long since last December
She walked your walk
She talked like you

She shimmered strong
She shined right through
From what I remember
I said I seen a girl

With a guy
So who I'd seen
So who am I
Now I can't remember

Been so long since last December
So I'm sending
Open letter to the perfect girlfriend

I'm still mighty, tiny
Hoping that you'd be my little godsend
Because right now I'll take any and blindly
Before I find another noose to fit us

Before we choose another hand to hit us
Let us ask each other
What's the difference
Because if you save yourself

I'll save you all the time
Open letter to the legions leering
Are we entertained yet
Why don't you cast your gaze into the moonlit clearing

Cause my love, my love is a sucker bet
Before I find another noose to fit us
Before we choose another hand to hit us
Let us ask each other

What's the problem
Why don't you save yourself
I'll save you all the time
Because if you save yourself

I'll save you all the time
Now what's to blame
Save yourself, I'll save you all the time
Now what's to blame

Save yourself, I'll save you all the time (x2)


Lyrics submitted by lost business, edited by dawnchorus, Tyrion88, RunnyPoopoo

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    General CommentGenerally agreeing with the comment corrections...

    I take the first part as the speaker thinking to himself, 'yours' being the memory of an ex-lover. She's not there to listen, but the memory of her is still so powerful that he, not only addresses it as if she could hear, but frames new experiences, new people, in the context of her memory. Even gone, she's more important to him than most of the people around him.

    as to the later part, I hear an implied or whispered '[If you] save yourself I'll save you all the time,' a subtle acknowledgement that, whatever role the lovers feel they are playing, they are in some inescapable way alone and separate. It has a similar theme, in a sorrowful mood, to the exultation of Poppy on Desperate Youth.

    It is powerful, and reminds me of someone I still know, and someone I used to.
    egotrippenon July 11, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"open letter to the perfect girlfriend" "open letter to the legions leering" don't type the lyrics up if you don't know them
    DangerDiabolikon October 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoh and "cast your gaze into the moon lit clearing"
    DangerDiabolikon October 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentis it not "my love is a suckerbet"? not 'suckerbat'?
    CB the PBon November 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI also believe that he says "Are we entertained yet" not "Ah, we entertained you".
    istareatthesunon January 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHey thanks for submitting the wrong lyrics I really appreciate it.
    impacton February 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah. im really grateful too. IDIOT
    dc_sleeps_aloneon August 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's my love is a sycophant isnt it?
    and that means
    \SIK-uh-fuhnt\, noun:
    A person who seeks favor by flattering people of wealth or influence
    boroaskituron April 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthey i was wondering about what you guys thought about the meaning.

    he says "save yourself i'll save you all the time" now does he mean that if she save herself then he'll save her all the time or does it mean if she save herself it'll save her time from having him save her?

    im leaning toward the latter.
    dreame1989on May 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, a lot of these lyrics are wrong, but whatever. This song is fantastic nevertheless.

    I feel nostalgic when I listen to it. God it's great, haha.
    Acidmotheron May 13, 2007   Link

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