I still wear these worn out jeans
I have to wear long-johns underneath
Down by the harbour there's a cool, cool breeze
I've never wondered if oceans can freeze

The strings on my fathers old guitar
The positions of the northern stars
The clock-like beat of the budgies heart
Tick, tick, tick now they know where you are

I tried the light therapy
From a Xerox-machine
The gentle beat of a tambourine

And it's not that I can't stand
To see you with another man
I just don't want to see good love
Fall into the wrong hands

Behind the craze there's a pretty sunset
The water shines like tiny bells
I feel the warmth in a cigarette
But everything else

And it's not that I can't stand
To see you with another man
I just don't want to see good love
Fall into the wrong hands

I tried the light therapy
From the Xerox-machine
The gentle beat of a tambourine

And it's not that I can't stand
To see you ruin our plans
I just don't want to see good love
Fall into the wrong hands
Fall into the wrong hands


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    General CommentI guess this song is overlooked...beacuse it is very good
    Luke_Andrewson May 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentso i was in my car listening to a mixed cd i made and somehow this song came on it and i fell in love ! i know most of jen's things but i don't remember this song...as for the meaning he pretty much spells it out.
    rocketqueenzon October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a hidden gem on Oh You're So Silent, and quite possibly one of his best tunes. He's just addictive, in the most trite-yet-adorable way possible.
    bollywoodtoileon September 17, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretation"And it's not that I can't stand
    To see you with another man
    I just don't want to see good love
    Fall into the wrong hands"

    What a strong verse. Pretty much explains the rest of the song
    fueledbynewjerseyon January 08, 2010   Link

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