"TV Show" as written by and Martha Wainwright....
I'm not such a good lover
I'm a better talker
So when you touch me there
I'm scared that you'll see
Not the way that I don't love you
But the way that I don't love myself

And there are things these days
That can help you through a phase
Like food & health & fear
I prefer the beer
Not the way that I don't love you
But the way that I hate myself

Oh when the cityscape is born
From the ocean floor
It speaks its native tongue
Physical, subliminal
Not the way that it left you cold
But the way that you left yourself

When the Moon falls from the Earth
When the Sun, it fills its girth
And I know we'll go howl at the night
But still the sun will not hide our fight

Oh, I laugh a lot
But that's just a plot
I found a way to make the night stay
Not the way that I don't love you
But the way that I hate myself

It was Oprah
On the TV show
She told me so

It was Oprah
On the TV show
She told me so

Ah, it was Oprah
On the TV show
She told me so

Not the way that I don't love you
But the way that I love myself


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"TV Show" as written by Martha Wainwright

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    General CommentI love this song

    "So when you touch me there
    I'm scared that you'll see
    Not the way that I don't love you
    But the way that I don't love myself"

    Such amazing lyrics...
    missmeon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfor me, this song is about depression.
    i think that the line "not the way that i don't love you, but the way that i don't love myself" is what she said to somebody when she broke up with them
    Then she became alone, and "hated herself".
    The song is about loneliness and depression, secluding yourself in your house and putting on a front every time people come round so that they don't ask questions.

    i love the line "there are things these days, that can help you through a phase, like food and health and fear, i prefer the beer"

    going to see Martha in May, can't wait, i'm so lucky
    =]
    Wunderkind92on April 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfor me, this song is about depression.
    i think that the line "not the way that i don't love you, but the way that i don't love myself" is what she said to somebody when she broke up with them
    Then she became alone, and "hated herself".
    The song is about loneliness and depression, secluding yourself in your house and putting on a front every time people come round so that they don't ask questions.

    i love the line "there are things these days, that can help you through a phase, like food and health and fear, i prefer the beer"

    going to see Martha in May, can't wait, i'm so lucky
    =]
    Wunderkind92on April 12, 2008   Link

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