sad as a painted clown
a beautiful boy in an ugly town
but when your circus closes down
don't walk away from me
you've been asleep too long
the birds are bruises in the dawn
the pounds of flesh between us stretch as far as you can see

but all you ever do is walk away
and I know if you'd only go slow
you could see what it means
to be making the scene with me
but all you ever do is walk away
and I think if you tried
you could find a little time
for the life I can see in your eyes
don't go

sometimes you just explode
and no one alive can break your code
you have a language of your own
an unconnected road
the people you called your friends
the places you won't go again
the decades lost in finding them
you'll have to let them go


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    General CommentBoth the image of birds and bruises and the pounds of flesh (which suggest ruthless collection of an obligation or debt) hint at a pretty unhealthy relationship, and yet the chorus tries to suggest a really good life being abandoned. Maybe a song about people who don't know how much they hurt each other.
    judahnielsenon November 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttotally agree!
    selfcontainedon February 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song and words
    Cure.on September 02, 2011   Link

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