"Mockingbird" as written by and Adam Cohen Tonio K....
Here come the nightingales
Or could it be the mockingbird
They're at my windowsill
They flew in as soon as they heard
enter the doctor and the nurse
Say my conditions getting worse
They take my pulse and shake their heads
They recommend I stay in bed
They say you are my condition
Your are indecision
You, what is wrong with you?

You say you love me but you don't love me
You say you hate me but you don't hate me
You say you'd leave me but you can't leave me
Because you love me

What's it gonna be
What is wrong with you
Is what is wrong with me
Here goes nothing
I just swallowed the pill
The room's spinning out of control
Although I'm lying still
And those mockingbirds
They're hovering above
They're talking back and forth about the trouble with our love

You say you love me but you don't love me
You say you hate me but you don't hate me
You say you'd leave me but you can't leave me
Because you love me

What's it gonna be
What is wrong with you
Oh my God
I think I've actually lost the plot
Oh my God
My brain is fried and my nerves are shot
And why not
You say control me no don't control me
You say hold me no don't hold me
You say you'd marry me
But you can't marry me

Because you love me but you don't love me
Because you hate me but you don't hate me
Because you'd leave me but you can't leave me
Here come the mockingbirds

You say you love me but you don't love me
You say you need me but you don't need me
You sat you'd leave me but you can't leave me
Because you love me

What's it gonna be
What is wrong with you
Is what is wrong with me


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"Mockingbird" as written by Steve Krikorian Adam Cohen

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    General CommentHe's asking, "Are you ever going to realize that you really do suck so much, but I love you. When are you going to quit being a stupid indesicive girl and just love me, the me you I am and love me back?"

    But there is more there too: He sees that it is about him too, that he has made her like this. Maybe she is needy or something, like, she needs to know that he will always be there ... what is wrong with you is what is wrong with me ... what we both can't realize.

    He wants to let her know that he'll do whatever he needs to do though to make everything OK.

    There is something wrong with the lyrics though, I was certain that he said, "need" in one line [??]
    The MarEnoTon February 16, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"A postcard dispatched from a patient in the hospital of love. Diagnosis: Mild insanity, induced by the indecision and contradictions of one's beloved. Is that faint sound the sweet song of a nightingale, or the deceptive call of the lying mockingbird? The patient's condition grows increasingly unstable."
    geekusaon February 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis almost describes how i feel! so so close. its such a good song. i think its just about some one being confused, but not, at the same time, and just not knowing what to do.
    theonesongthatismeon December 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis almost describes how i feel! so so close. its such a good song. i think its just about some one being confused, but not, at the same time, and just not knowing what to do.
    theonesongthatismeon December 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAdam remained unconscious after a car accident in 1990 (he was about to turn 18) and remained in hospital during 7 months in Canada : I think that's what he says at the beginning.
    Oliviakaon July 04, 2017   Link

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