She was a stranger
You left for dead
She is my phantom limb
An echo on the west side of the bed
She made excuses
To drift away
She is a lovely mess
She barely heard my last request
She's gone

We'll wake
And go

On driving down lamplit streets
Past places where we could meet
Or we've already been
To awaken nerves again
And you
My phantom limb

He was the last one
She dreamed about
He was her one true love
The only one she was thinking of for now
He tried to tell her
From across the room
That she was his phantom limb
An itch that fades away too soon
She's gone

We'll wake
We'll wait
And go

On driving down lamplit streets
Past places where we could meet
Or we've already been
To awaken nerves again
And you
My phantom limb

And in her dream
She left the scene
Called him names she didn't mean
And in his mind
She stayed behind
The two endured the test of time
Our only chance is this
And in his dream
She was the queen
A face that graced the magazines
And in her mind
All love was blind
It was a lie, but the nice kind
Our only chance is this
On down the road
She had to go
For reasons even she didn't know
He remembered her sing
Of such true things
The sadness that love always brings
Our only chance is this
Our only chance is this
Our only chance is this
We go

On driving down lamplit streets
Past places where we could meet
Or we've already been
To awaken nerves again
And you
My phantom limb


Lyrics submitted by polkablues

My Phantom Limb song meanings
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