"The Good Kind" as written by Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp....
Do you want to run away together?
I would say it was your best line ever
Too bad I fell for it
And I walked alone
Waiting for you to come along
Take my tortured heart by the hand
And write me off

Do you know I cry
Do you know I die
Do you know I cry
And it's not the good kind

Well it forced me to become strong
And I just cry the pain away
And you think you know
And I would like to think so
But do you know that when you go
I fall apart

Do you know I cry
Do you know I die
Do you know I cry
And it's not the good kind
No it's not the good kind

I'm tired of hiding
Behind these lying eyes
I'm tired of this smile
That even I don't recognize

Do you know I cry
Do you know I die
Do you know I cry
And it's not the good kind

Do you know I cry
Do you know I die
Do you know I cry
And it's not the good kind

No you're not the good kind
Good kind
No you're not the good kind
Good kind
No you're not the good kind


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"The Good Kind" as written by Michelle Branch Jessica Harp

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    General CommentI'm sorry. I know its been like four years but I totally disagree with elaineo.
    I think they were going to run away together but then he never showed up. It was supposed to be them together forever.

    In the second verse it is after they've broken up.
    "You forced me to become stong/
    And I just craved being weak/"
    She doesn't know how to deal because the relationship meant everything to her but it seems like it was a game to him. So to everyone around it seems that she has become strong, but it is only a front.
    So in the bridge
    " I'm tired of hiding behind these lying eyes/
    I'm tired of this smile that even I don't recognize"
    She's finally done. No more hiding. No more sheltering her feelings.

    and so she tells him.
    "Do you know I cry/
    Do you know I die/
    Do you know I cry/
    And it's not the good kind."

    All this feelings aren't the happy connotations they have become.
    I didn't "cry" I cried.
    You broke my heart you stupid ******* ***hat.
    And I'm not only telling you, I'm telling everyone
    Constance1Daneon July 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey are soooo good im so glad one tree hill is having them on tour!!
    Bella4965on March 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I'm tired of hiding behind these lying eyes
    I'm tired of this smile that even I don't recognize "

    Beautiful... It's something that everyone goes through, happy go lucky, pretending that they are ok, and this line just emphasizes how hard it can be keeping it up.
    steppyprozacon March 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI was a fan of Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp and I am so glad that they have Began the Wreckers, This is a great song and it has amazing lyrics and I wish them every sucess for the album that should be out early next year I will definatly be buying it!

    This song reminds me of every one of my ex's and it's nice to listen to, especially with the electric guitar and the Chelo in the background and the lines "Take my tortured heart by the hand And write me off" is such a great lyiric!
    Natural_Angelon September 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThose two are a great band. I love them seperate and I love them together.
    imponderableon December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm tired of hiding behind these lying eyes
    I'm tired of this smile that even I don't recognize


    BEAUTIFUL LYRICS
    little_miss_failureon May 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "And I just craved being weak", not, "And I just cried, being weak."

    It's a very good song. I have been listening to it all day, contemplating it's meaning and whatnot. The lyrics are sensational, breath-taking.
    MichelleBranch1109on May 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenta rocky relationship. he's always been lying to her and everything "Do you wanna run away together?
    I would say it was your best line ever
    Too bad I fell for it" "I'm tired of hiding behind these lying eyes" , saying really nice things . but at the end, she's weak cuz she figures out he never really meant it (this is only my point of view)
    doedoe181on September 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me its just about not being understood, ever. He just doesnt get her and instead of telling him, she just gets on lying. Pretty simple song, but v. effective.
    elaineoon December 10, 2006   Link

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