"Perfect Example" as written by and Mould....
I never look back at it, but it's always in front of me
It's always worth the hurt, but I know it's hurting me
I'll never let go of it because it's all that's going for me
I'll put it in the past when the past is history

A perfect example is all the things it's done to me
I think I might lose my mind, but not my memory
A perfect example is what we all wish we could be
I think I might lose my mind
I think I might lose my mind
You think you might lose your mind
But not the memory, means a lot to me


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"Perfect Example" as written by Mould

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    General CommentOne of my least favourite songs from "New Day Rising" then my co-worker explained some of the key ideas in it and I love it.

    It's a tortured Bob song and has his dark wit. The best line is "I think I might lose my mind but not my memory" = He can't forget or lose the cause of his pain and that might just cause him to lose his sanity.

    Some people say "leave the past behind" but for him, it's always there. I guess someone of us make painful choices or experience painful things and they permanently shape us.

    There's also an emptiness he has. That torturedness is the only thing he thinks he has going for himself.
    elwyn5150on July 11, 2011   Link

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