Far away you've gone, and left me here
So cold without you, so lonely dear
May June July I count the time
Every minute I go takes the smell of your clothes further away

'Cause you've gone away
Where there isn't a telephone wire
Still I wait by the phone
You don't even write to say goodbye
Goodbye

I have saved every piece of paper
Like grocery lists & note cards
To do lists & race scores
So just in case you change your mind
& come back, I've kept everything safe

While you're gone away
Where there isn't a telephone wire
Still I wait by the phone
You don't even write to say goodbye

Get me out get me off
This is a ride going nowhere
But somewhere that I despise
Going nowhere to end up with a tearful
I don't wanna go on
With these pieces of paper
That you've left behind for

This is a ride going nowhere
But somewhere that I despise
Going nowhere to end up with a tearful
I don't wanna go on
With these pieces of paper
To keep me company in my old age

While you're gone away
Where there isn't a telephone wire
Still I wait by the phone
Why don't you write to say goodbye
Goodbye


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  • +1
    General CommentI cant figure out if like he just got up and left or died. Because she says there arent any telephones where he is and it seems like he left everything abrubtly.
    brandnewsemesteron May 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe first time she sings "Get me out get me off
    This is a ride going nowhere
    But somewhere that I despise
    Going nowhere to end up with a tearful
    I don't wanna go on
    With these pieces of paper"

    the last line is "that you left behind"
    avantreeseon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThough it can go both ways, I think that its more likely that the case is that he died. I believe this because I feel like the statement "'Cause you've gone away, where there isn't a telephone wire" would seem irrelevant to what's going on and weird to just throw out there unless it was to give the listener the hint that he's dead, rather than just moved off to some remote place. Also, it seems that it is impossible for the narrator to move on, and I feel that moving on after a relationship would be much harder after someone you loved has died than had left you. But that's just what I think.
    ALackofColorHereon August 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe person in the song - who isn't a lover - committed suicide.
    so_realon February 07, 2008   Link

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