"Private Education" as written by and Joshua Jon Pyke....
So it's a private education,
and it's not getting any easier,
but if it's any indication,
well I feel a little weaker now.
And it's a private education,
so I present you with your degree.
A degree of separation goes a long long way when schooling me.

So forgive me for what I have done,
and forgive me for what I might do,
and redeem me to everyone,
as I submit myself to you.

You could wear me 'round like your best dress and I wouldn't mind,
you could ruin me in one long night and then cast me aside,
you could turn your mind back to your past and I couldn't change your heart,
or kiss your scars,
or find your heat there in the dark, dark, dark, dark, dark.

So it's a private education,
and I'm feeling like an innocent.
Though I feel a little guilty now,
since I've sinned against myself again.

So forgive me for what I have done,
and forgive me for what I might do,
and redeem me to everyone,
as I submit myself to you.

You could wear me 'round like your best dress and I wouldn't mind,
you could ruin me in one long night and then cast me aside,
you could turn your mind back to your past and I couldn't change your heart,
or kiss your scars,
or find your heat there in the dark.

I wanna learn you good,
I wanna read your text,
I wanna cut you deeper,
wanna cut you best.
Now my cautionary ways are swept aside,
I fear you not,
all my past disclaimers and alibis,
I've now forgot,
you could turn your mind back to your past and I couldn't change your heart,
or kiss your scars,
or find your heat there in the dark.

So it's a private education, and it's not getting any cheaper, I wear the cost around like a wound, and I'll try not to bleed all over you.


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    General CommentThis song totally touches me, its about being so into someone that you would do anything, even let them treat you like crap, just to be with them, but that someone doesn't love you back even though you would give them everything and eventually you have to deal with that. The ending is so sad, "I wear the cost around like a wound, and I'll try not to bleed all over you." it's like, this hurts so much, but I'll try not to effect you because it's not your fault.
    lixyon October 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti absolutely love this song~
    forbidden_snowflakeon April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMe too.. it's possibly my favourite of all time.
    SnootFrackon January 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSimple. The fear of falling for someone and being hurt for your troubles.
    trinity_tragedyon March 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! It makes me want to sing and dance and hug somebody. Josh Pyke is amazing.
    meg;on June 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis all about falling for someone who's not feeling the same as you in the relationship. Putting your heart out there again and again. Being knocked back promising never to get hurt by that person ever and then going back all over again even though you know how they feel.
    Thats how i see it, kinda a been there done that thing
    LilCATon October 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing, it means so much to me. I can see where he's coming from, i'm in the same situation. I love a boy, i'd do anything, even though i know he dosnt love me back. The ironic thing is, that boy got is who introduced me to josh pykes music in the first place. x
    adelaidepykeeeon March 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLixy, you put it beautifully. :)
    nleslieon August 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLixy, you put it beautifully. :)
    nleslieon August 23, 2008   Link

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