As I try to fill all of my empty days,
I stumble round on through my memory's maze;
of all my past, only the sadness stays.

I went moping down by the bridge;
I rode a bike in the snow to the mini-mart;
I thought of the ways that I've broke my own heart.

It's not for me to fill the blue sea with tears,
but when I think back on all the wasted years
all the good cheer and all the charm disappears.

I wore the exact same clothes for five days;
the bailbondsman gave me a smile;
I was thinking of only my sins all the while.

As I try to fill all of my empty days,
I stumble round on through my memory's maze;
of all my past, only the sadness stays.


Lyrics submitted by badarts

Benton Harbor Blues song meanings
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    General CommentHey! I'm from right across the bridge from Benton Harbor! It mentions the bridge in this song! WOAAAAAAAH!
    E Bensonon January 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite Fiery Furnaces song. It's so catchy, illustrated, and poignant. Just a perfect pop-blues song, simple and strong.
    Stolenbuson May 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, what stolenbus said.
    ditto
    subterranean_summeron January 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so depressing, but the music and vocal delivery is somewhat uplifting for some reason. kind of makes me feel warm inside
    everyzoeon June 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts definitely that Rhodes like synthesizer sound that brings this song together. So many oddities in the song and all carried by that warm tone. Brilliant song!
    Ykcirison January 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great background music for anyone who enjoys walking in nice weather.
    michara90on January 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIs it just me or does this song have the most amazing background beat? I want this to play constantly in the background when they make a movie abt my life.
    iHeartPixieson February 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBtw, this record was recorded at Keyclub, a studio in Benton Harbor, a town I've spent some time in. Riding a bike in the snow to the minimart? Ha ha ok for sure.
    InfantTyroneon October 08, 2015   Link

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