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If you leave me now
It's not that I can't take it
It's just that somehow
I think you'd break it
So much beyond repair
Like pulling out my hair
And poisoning the roots
A gun that never shoots again
And if you leave me now
And take him deep within your throne
Like you did when you were coming home
And you did again in Mexico
And again before you go
And I believed your lies

So turn and walk away
I've overspoken
Said all that I can say
I know that I can kneel
And I could cry
I could show you how I died
But what good would it do?
Give the world another fool

If you're gonna stay
Don't just say it
Stay, really stay
I don't want any more goodbyes
Any more disguise
No more tossing coins
Or him between your loins
And if you're gonna stay
I'll place you high upon a hill
And with my hands
I'll build a tower in your name
And you will do the same
Won't you my love?
Won't you my love?
Won't you my love?

Or turn and walk away
I've overspoken
Said all that I can say
I know that I can kneel
And kiss your feet
Walk ahead and clear the street
So you don't have to meet
But what good would it do
Give the world another fool

Turn and walk away
I've overspoken
Now what more can I say?
I know that I can kneel
And I can cry
Hell i know
That I can show you how I died
Now what good would it do
Give the world another fool
Just sitting on this stool
I'm close to giving up on you



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    General Commentcmon people !!!! download it - fool - damien rice
    i think its maybe about a girl who has maybe left him several times and like hes saying if you're gonna stay this time actually do and hes saying he gets hurt each time she leaves him and hes a fool for taking her back....i dunno lol probably rong
    girl_musiclifeon December 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti dunno where i can find this anywhere
    radioledjangoon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have it on his "Live Unreleased Singles" torrent, but it's only one verse. From what I hear, I like it... Anyone know where to get the whole song?
    K0NPHLiC7on June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPretty obvious though(my new fav. song). She has cheated on him multiple times, and it has been slowly killing him inside. So rather thean be made to look a "fool" that stayed with an unfaithfull woman, he is forced to watch her go, even though this obviously saddens him.

    One line though, the last, "I'm close to giving up on you", makes me think this is merely "beer muscles", and when it boils down to it he probably will not tell her his true feelings. "On the stool"(at the Pub) he's close to giving up on her, but sober he doesn't have the strength.
    K0NPHLiC7on October 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis has got to be one of the best songs i've ever heard. I can't find the full version anywhere either, except for youtube
    strangefamousjuggaloon November 14, 2010   Link

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