When you get out of the hospital
Let me back into your life
I can’t stand what you do
I’m in love with your eyes
And when you get out of the dating bar
I’ll be here to get back into your life
I can’t stand what you do
I’m in love with your eyes

Oh I can’t stand what you do
Sometimes I can’t stand you
And it makes me think about me
That I’m involved with you
But I’m in love with this power
That shows through in your eyes

I go to bakeries all day long
There’s a lack of sweetness in my life
And there is pain inside
You can see it in my eyes

Oh there is pain inside
You can see it in my eyes
And it makes me think about me
That I’ve lost my pride
But I’m in love with this power
That resides in your eyes

You live in modern apartments
Well I even got scared once or twice
Last time I walked down your street
There were tears in my eyes

Well now these streets
We all know
They help us cry
When we’re alone late at night
Don’t you love them too,
That where you got your eyes

Oh and I can’t stand what you do
Sometimes I can’t stand you
And it makes me think about me
How I’m involved with you
But I’m in love with this power
That shows through in your eyes

Now your world is beautiful
I’ll take the subway to your suburb sometime
I’ll seek out the things that must’ve been magic to your little girl mind
Now as a little girl you must’ve been magic
I still get jealous of your old boyfriends in the suburbs sometimes
And when I walk down your street
There’ll probably be tears in my eyes
(I knew it would happen)

I can’t stand what you do
Sometimes I can’t stand you
And it makes me think about me
That I’m involved with you
But I’m in love with this power
That shows through in your eyes

So when you get out of the hospital
Let me back into your life
I can’t stand what you do,
But I’m in love with your eyes.


Lyrics submitted by IndigoChilde815

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    General CommentBeautiful song. Best on the album ,methinks.
    schadenfreude87on June 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah its great. someone told me its about a prostitute, that's why he says he can't stand what she does. i wonder.
    scatter_brainon June 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's about jewish princesses, as Richman says in a live version of this song.
    JasonBourneon September 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me, this song sounds kind of creepy and infatuated. lines like "when you get out of the dating bar, i'll be here to get back into your life" suggest that this girl is looking for someone else.
    all the stuff about tears in his eyes and lack of sweetness in his life are just fine, angsty additions.
    what i really don't understand is the part about her being in the hospital. i wish there were more discussion on this strange song.
    castson February 29, 2008   Link

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