crushing strawberries one by one
watching the juice drip down
two and a half months ahead of schedule
the leaves on the trees are turning brown
we got ready for winter, as the sun rose up in the sky
there was something almost soothing in the hard to define
note of terror in your eye

watching the strawberries lose their shape
as the wind blew through the elm tree
the wind was far too cold for the middle of april
and you reached out your hand to me
it was good to feel your hand in mine
it was good to know you felt the pull too
I scooped up a palmful of strawberry pulp
and smeared it all over you

the wild strawberries drove me on, as I lapped them up off of your skin
and I could feel your basal body temperature rise as the cold came in
hey hey



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    General CommentWhy this song was cut as the first track of Sweden I have no idea. It would've been the best one on there.
    mindsaleon June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentStraight from the Horses mouth, the amazing Mr John Darinelle speaking about the song at the start of a live recording. (Will’s Pub, Orlando FL, 4.9.03)
    "So there you are, in your room. And you're not by yourself all though you feel as though you are. And the same thing is going on in your attendants mind but no one is saying anything about it. Because a lot of people, including the people in this song think
    'If I just don't say anything, then magic will happen and everything will change'
    Nothing will change, only thing that’s going to happen is that they’re going to fall back into an old behavior pattern and for somewhere between twenty minutes and three hours depending on how much they’ve have had to drink, it’s going to feel really really intense. But afterwards it’s a bad situation.”
    Stingray#019on February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI failed to look up "basal body temperature" until after I'd put this on a mix CD for a nursing student I was dating. Whoops.
    Michael Fureyon June 13, 2008   Link

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