so there's this guy named tobias
and he staggers up and down my street
and he makes us four white people nervous
and the peace lady across the street
she lies and says it's not her house
and it ain't her house
and he stumbles through my newly seeded lawn,
up my front porch,
through my front door
he smells like a thousand vices
but he looks like he's got more
maybe he's got more yeah

well he begins to point
and to babble about the floor plan of my house
like a stranger eager to give you directions
because for some reason
we all get proud when we've been somewhere before
and we're half annoyed
just a little intrigued
mostly wishin that he would
hurry up and leave
so we politely, ah we urge him towards the door
yeah we urge him towards the door
but real politely, but definitely towards the door
politely though, but towards the door

then he stuttered somethin about
how this used to be his house
and oh lord i have tried
i wanted to lay down my life
but i am not enough
no i, i cannot give enough oh no
oh lord maybe i lied
i thought i could give everything inside of me
but this is not enough
now i'm thinkin i'll just take tobias home for me
for me yeah
for me yeah
take tobias home for me

yeah but my friend mikey
ah he sizes him up and thinks he can take him
if he has to
tobias doesn't have a gun
but i am certain, i am certain
we have all checked
oh and the church girl 'cross the street
she comes and speaks in tongues
and prays over him
but he seems all too familiar with her routine
yean, oh with her routine
yeah but to her credit she wanted to love him
yeah to her credit she wanted to love him

but then he stutters somethin about
how this used to be his house
and oh lord i have tried
i wanted to lay down my life
but i am not enough
no i, i cannot give enough oh no
oh lord maybe i lied
i thought i could give everything inside of me
but this not enough
now i'm thinkin i'll just take tobias home for me
for me yeah
take tobias home for me yeah
for me yeah
for me yeah
i'll take tobias home for me

so tobias he asked me for some change
to catch the bus home
but you know i know better
and i tell him no, but i'll take you wherever you wanna go man
and he says, really wherever i wanna go
be it somewhere far away from my crazy head, can you get me there or somewhere new, you're so happy with yourself because you live with the poor but you can leave anytime you want to

so you're feelin a little guilty about maybe
how this used to be his house
and oh lord i have tried
i wanted to lay down my life
and i am not enough
no i, i cannot, did not give enough to you
and oh lord, maybe i have lied
i thought i could give everything inside of me
but this is not enough
now i'm thinkin
i'll just take tobias home for me yeah
for me yeah
take tobias home for me yeah
for me yeah
take tobias home
cause maybe it'll change me
all for me
wanna take you home

cause when it comes to lovin somebody for real, it's always a lot harder than i wanted it to be







Lyrics submitted by whitney173

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