I will rise up early and dress myself up nice
And I will leave the house and check the deadlock twice
And I will find a crowd and blend in for a minute
And I will try to find a little comfort in it

And I will get lonely
And gasp for air
And send your name off from my lips
Like a signal flare

And I will go downtown, stand in the shadows of the buildings
And button up my coat, trying to stay strong - spirit willing
And I will come back home, maybe call some friends
Maybe paint some pictures, it all depends

And I will get lonely
And gasp for air
And look up at the high windows
And see your face up there


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  • +3
    General CommentI'm afraid to comment on this song. It feels as if I do I'll somehow ruin it. It's indescribable.
    The violin in the chorus... indescribable.
    a345jklon November 02, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentMy iPod was playing this song yesterday morning as I walked to work. I thought most certaintly my heart would burst.
    LeslieAnnLevineon December 15, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm afraid to take a breath until he does once the song is over. And even then... it's a very shallow breath.
    -jeramie-on August 29, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentnot only does he write amazing lyrics that should go down in history but sadly will not for the general public, he sings with such emotion! Emotion that the audience shares at each and every show.

    He doesn't just write these songs, he feels them as he sings them, and that makes them all the better.
    Heather200408on September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThese are all of the feelings I like to pretend I don't have when I am feeling lonely or abandoned. But I do. And the line, "Trying to stay strong--spirit willing" feels like a gasp of relief, that one that allows you to breathe when you can hardly do so but also makes you tear up instantly. I don't know if that makes any sense to anyone but me, but damn, this song evokes almost a physiological response from me.
    thismessismineon June 24, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's hard not to cry listening to this. Because I know how it feels.
    paradisewidowson November 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow does he do it?
    saison August 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod this is an amazing song.
    I fell instantly in love with it.
    Purify the colorson August 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe delicateness of the chorus leaves you grasping tightly at your chest, void of air. it is quite literally breathtaking.
    sydshineon September 08, 2017   Link

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