I don't believe in angels
Well, at least not in yours
But I believe in the sensation
of holding you close

And I don't believe in exile
at least not how you practise it
but I'm willing to regret
all the travels I made
all the triumphs in my book
'cause I'm afraid
that they took me away from you

So, don't be upset
'cause your bottleneck barbiturate
ain't helping you out
It wasn't meant to be
a hole in the ground
Don't make me wait
'cause your bottleneck barbiturate
is letting you down
'cause I know other ways
of getting around
the lonely hour

I'm the one who used to tell you
that something is for free
And, that being lonely
doesn't have to be a drag
(What a gag...)

Now if I was to envy you
you know it wouldn't be for real
just a way to steal - or...
Can it be so
that we've made it our own?
I don't know
but these walls seems to tell me
it ain't so

So don't be upset
'cause your bottleneck barbiturate
ain't helping you out
It wasn't meant to be
a hole in the ground
Don't make me wait
'cause your bottleneck barbiturate
is letting you down
'cause I know better ways
of getting around
the lonely hour

Don't make me wait
Don't make me wait
Don't make me wait



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    General CommentI always interpreted this song as being about two lovers or friends. One of them is away a lot, seeking new experiences ("all the travels I made, all the triumphs in my book"). Thus, the other person falls into despair and starts drinking. The first person realises this, feels guilty, and begs him/her to stop drinking because there are other, better, ways to survive loneliness.

    The second stanza of the 2nd verse confuses me though, "Now if I was to envy you" etc....
    vanityx1on June 26, 2013   Link

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