I know a girl with cuts on her legs
I think that she hates the way she was made
But we never spoke of why they were there
I just squeezed them and kissed them
Until we both felt a bit better

And now I've returned to the town where she dwells
That cold lonely cabin her grandfather built
I suppose that's where she's imprisoned herself
To write all those words she's too scared to tell
Those sad, short stories of a girl curled up in her shell

Night and day she tends to her bar
She pours the drinks, they pour out their hearts
All that sorrow and alcohol weighs hard on her thoughts
So she writes them down
She loves them all

And when we'd make love, she'd stare in my eyes
I swore we had met a thousand times
Thousands of lives
Thousands of nights
She's written of it a thousand times

Night and day she tends to her bar
She pours me a drink for my parched heart
All my sorrow's in alcohol
She holds up the cup to my cracked lips
For a kiss

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    General Commenti'm sorry but i have to mention the corrections. even though they're small, they bother me. >_<

    1. "that cold lonely cabin" is supposed to be "small lonely cabin."
    2. "she's written of it a thousand times" is "she'd written of it, a thousand lines."
    charcoalsketchon July 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentanother great song. a waltz. sometimes I think that he should quit cursive (just joking :P) and even the good life (double joking :P), and start playing tom waits-ish cabaret music with accordions.
    that's what I see in him, the potential.

    But maybe I'm just a waltz-holic.
    dorareeveron October 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIf anyone has seen the movie Amelie, I ask you this:

    Doesn't it sound like the main song in the movie? If you watched the dvd, the song is in the menu screen, too.

    I think it sounds exactly the same.

    Beautiful song.
    oh_doctor_doctoron October 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdorareever--i hear cursive is breaking up anyway so you may get your wish
    BeccaBeeon November 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCursive isn't breaking up. They're on a hiatus while Tim concentrates on The Good Life. Tim hasn't set a date for when he'll be working with Cursive again, but he has said for sure that he will.

    It's written here.

    =] So, yay for Cursive not breaking up! That would be horrible.
    oh_doctor_doctoron November 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmy friend ben talked to tim while after we introduced ourselves to him at The Good Life show in denton,tx october5, 2004 and mentioned to him about a new cursive album and he said something like "its the good life right now"

    then we talked to mike mogis at a bright eyes concert a couple days later and said cursive is on a min. 2 year break. members of the band have families now and tim is working on the good life.

    so yeah. thats the inside scoop i have about the "cursive breaking up" thing
    flourescentlightson November 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of 'the nightmare before christmas'. i don't know why, it just does. its quite possibly my favourite good life song
    xawestruckxeyesxon March 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentim glad cursive isn't breaking up...and im glad Tims working on the good life right now. they are both awesome groups with all my favorite songs. i love the way he sings in this song...along with all his songs.
    ColorMe_Fatigueon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great. i love the feel and imagery they use. he tells the story of an insecure girl he loved. they're both so low that in a sense she needs him and he needs her.
    hewwokatieon August 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI know a girl with cuts on her legs.
    I think that she hates the way she was made

    self infliction?
    anyways, this song is hauntingly beautiful. listening to this song makes me want to fix the girl whom this is about.
    wtfyourfaceon March 25, 2007   Link

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