"I Love That Man" as written by and Devendra Banhart....
I love that man when he's on stage
I hear bad things in a good way
And how I thank you all the time
So don't refuse this thank you of mine

And I arrive at your feet in peace
And I spend my time as I please
And I can't stop light from shining in
My god damned breath keeps breathing

And at your end and your leaving
May you have no sin worth grieving
And I hope that I can someday ask
Something new to you at last

Now you talk, I'll pour
And our nearness grows
And when I'm bored, I'll let you know

This black ink cross that's on our palms
Let's keep them on
And never wash them off
It ain't for God, it's just for us

Once my friend but never again
And once we're in, we never end


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"I Love That Man" as written by Devendra Banhart

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    General Commentis this what eternity sounds like?
    slinkstersarson January 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes anybody know who he's singing about? I love 'I hear bad things in a good way'.
    dawidekon July 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about chilling with a band (or person) that you respect beyond words. You know it'll never happen again, but you live for the moment. The "crosses on our hands" are the black X's clubs put on people's hands, hence why they are not "for God." The never washing them off refers to not forgetting the wonderful night. With the "thank yous" it's also a bit of an idolatry song (maybe a musical idol), but you can also interpret it as a female narrator who's totally in love with a famous guy and the moments just won't last.
    asSTARSfallxon May 31, 2010   Link

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