want to get it all behind me
you know everything reminds me
I can't be myself without you
want to crawl down deep inside
the springs inside the mattress
where l cry my dirty secrets
cause I just can't shake this feeling
that I'm nothing in your eyes

and if I knew heartbreak was coming
I would've set out running
past the city houses
and the ditches on the highway
read between the seasons
under the bridges in valleys
'til the winds out on the prairie
whip the tears from my eyes

want to get it all behind me
you know everything reminds me
I can't be myself without you
want to crawl down deep inside
the springs inside the mattress
where I cry my dirty secrets
cause I just can't shake this feeling
that I'm nothing in your eyes

and if I knew heartbreak was coming
I would've set out running
across the muddy river
and the smokestacks on the bank
swallow that horizon
hunger beyond hunger
'til the cloudy blue pacific
took the air in my lungs

and if I knew heartbreak was coming
I would've set out running
cause I just can't shake this feeling
that I'm nothing in your eyes


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  • +2
    General CommentThis was probably the first Neko solo track I heard and one that had the greatest impact.

    Of all the CDs and vinyl that I own and all the songs on them, this one will always be the one I think of when I think of the word "forlorn". That's an incredible voice she has.

    The lines:
    "cause I just can't shake this feeling
    that I'm nothing in your eyes"
    are just amazing.

    The lines:
    "want to crawl down deep inside
    the springs inside the mattress
    where l cry my dirty secrets"

    seem almost country-cliche but don't come across that way when I actually listen to the song.
    elwyn5150on April 05, 2006   Link

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