"Twist The Knife" as written by and Ryan Adams Michael Daly....
Tenderly, tenderly
Please take my breath from me
Into the fountains
And up from the graves

Tearfully, joyfully
Burn what is left of me
I don't want these burdens
I've handsomely

You'll be my guest
And I'll let you stay
Leave me the check
I'll pay with the rest of my life
Twist the knife

Carefully, quietly
You took what's young from me
I didn't deserve it
I gave it away

Cowardly, thoughtlessly
You walk away from me
And I'll tear my heart out
To save you the day

And you'll be my guest
And I'll let you stay
Leave me the check
I'll pay with the rest of my life
Twist the knife

Tenderly, tenderly
Please take my breath from me
Into the fountain
And up from the graves



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"Twist the Knife" as written by Ryan Adams Michael Daly

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    General CommentMaybe the song's about hopeless devotion; she's reflecting on what she's lost and given up to her love. there's a tone of deep regret, but also that she'd do it again. in any case, an underrated song of neko that i think ranks among her best.
    zeebon June 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJust a tidbit: this one was cowritten by Mike Daly and Ryan Adams from Whiskeytown.
    Rupe33on August 16, 2007   Link

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