You keep running through my brain
Like a southbound train, Emily
And I try to be discrete
But I’m starting to lose sleep
Well I’m begging for you please, Emily

What I’d do for one more chance
Or even half a glance, Emily
And if I catch you by his side
I just might up and die
Oh to have you for my bride, Emily
Maybe we’ll cross paths one day when I've found somebody new
And late at night you’ll whisper that you always loved me, too
But I just can’t abide
You done hurt my foolish pride
But every song I write, Emily, is for you

Tried to clear you from my head
Like you pushed me from your bed, Emily
But to my dismay
It’s getting harder everyday
Your scent never washed away, Emily

You took my heart in tact,
And now I want it back, Emily
You didn’t have to be so cruel
You said, “it’s not me, it’s you,”
Even though it wasn’t true, Emily

So I’ll see you in Pittsburgh, next time I’m traveling through
And maybe you’ll smile at me like you used to do
But till then I can’t abide
You done hurt my foolish pride
And I won’t whisper nothing back, except this song to you

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Conor Oberst Eat Your Heart Out song meanings
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