"Dead End" as written by and Perry/means/rues....
Hold on, there's a hole in my heart
Everyone can see right through me
It goes all the way to the waves
Where my love she tried to wash it away

see we break for the summers
So she can find lovers
She treats them like a bottle of wine
They make you dinner
And they sing you to sleep
But by the morning find the bottle is empty

'Cause she never gives it the time
Every bottle she finds
They don't compare
To the ones she left behind
There is never a note
So she waits for me to come back home

I'm looking for a dead end song
You wish that smoke
Could change its color
I love it when you talk so much
And act like nothing went wrong
I'm looking for a dead end song
While we sit and find flaws in everyone
I want to keep you by my side
Holding off tidal waves

"Mint car" is keeping us warm
She lays crossed upon the bed
We are puzzles making shapes
With our hands
I take my finger, turn into a pen
Then I run my hand down your spine
You guess I wrote something profound
Something like:
"Our love will last 'till we die"
I say "you're good at this game"
But what I really wrote is
"How I've yet to be saved"

Lyrics submitted by charcoalsketch

"Dead End" as written by Nate Rues Linda Perry

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    General Comment"my love, she tried to wash it away"
    cuteiwwafon May 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou whisper spoken changes colorful? Mmm, no, that's probably not it, either... Grr..
    kristjinon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"it goes all the way to the waves, where my love, she tried wash it away" maybe??
    i love this song... its amazing... along with the entire cd actually
    whidgeton June 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"there is never a 'no'" = "there is never a note"

    that one line after "...dead end song" says "you wish that smoke could change it's color"

    and "mid-car" is actually "Mint car"

    ...just got the cd in the mail today
    blackbettyon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentuh yeah there are so many errors in this song

    "it goes all the way to the WEST where my love, she tried to wash it away." instead of waves

    "She THINKS that they are bottles of wine" instead of sinks
    Your_Biznatchon August 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlol no.. waves is right. its not west.
    underthetunnelon August 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentactually, it's "She treats them like a bottle of wine."
    x alisonon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbut what i really wrote is, "how i get to be saved/safe?"
    and it's "how i've yet to be saved"
    x alisonon October 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's "there is never enough" not "there is never a note"

    and change this:
    you guess i wrote something profound, something like "our love will last till we die"
    i say "you're good at this game"
    but what i really wrote is, "How i've yet to be saved"
    xStickxCorexon November 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of a relationship that is going nowhere and just continues to go nowhere.
    certain_taragedyon December 21, 2006   Link

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