A bird flies out and over the rooftops
down past the cars in my line of view.
It's a strange beginning, comic and awkward grace.
In a picture, on the table
I'm in a red dress waiting for a reason
holding a tightly packed suitcase.

Maybe I'm too jaded to love somebody like you.
Maybe I want to love my dream that'll never come true.
Someone who is real, oh, gets in the way
and moves inside my heart, not just my head
interfering with how I want to feel.
How do I want to feel, I wonder?

You could be water to me, I could be wine.
The stars have all faded here
they give us no sign.
Is this the right time?

The smoke curls up and ribbons the air
away from my nervous fingers.
The cigarette sputters, a tired reluctant burn.
In a picture, on the table
you are a driver peering past the moment
holding the wheel until it turns.

Maybe I'm too jaded to love somebody like you.


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    General CommentBeautiful.
    jordanpatrickon September 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm a bit confused about the meaning of this song, but the chorus makes me think that she's falling in love but she's not sure of herself. The lyrics about 'someone who is real' makes me think that she fell in love with someone who wasn't real before, like someone who lied about their identity or seemed like one thing from afar but was different in person. 'What do I want to feel?' is a line I can really relate to, wondering what kind of love and what kind of person you want. It's all about uncertainty: "It's a strange beginning...Is this the right time?...nervous fingers...maybe I'm too jaded to love somebody like you." We never find out if it works out for them.
    Viking23on April 04, 2015   Link

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