"Woodcut" as written by and Jenny Owen Youngs....
I've still got three fingers left on this hand
Take off your belt and I'll do what I can for you
You sure look like you could be some kind of fun

Maybe it's true you're more gifted than most
You'll still be remembered by the notch in my bedpost
Laughed in your wake
At the break of the day that comes after

There's no one above me to stain my fierce hands
No, you don't love me, don't you say that you do
Cause you can't

Be my pleasure to sit here
And talk with you all day
But there's no part of me that's not wasting away
As we speak of these dreams,
Promise might be but never are

Oh, change is beyond me
I'm helpless to start
Don't try to touch me
I'll just rip apart
All the people and things
I wish that I knew how to care for

There's no one above me to stain my fierce hands
No, you don't love me, don't you say that you do
You - you can't.

There's no one above me to stain my fierce hands
No, you don't love me, don't you say that you do
Cause you can't.


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"Woodcut" as written by Jennifer Owen Youngs

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    General Commentis this not the best jenny song? especially:
    oh, change is beyond me
    i'm helpless to start
    don't try to touch me
    i'll just rip apart

    oh. the harmonies. so gorgeous.
    jenny. you've won me over again!
    bass5137on April 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really like the weave:

    dont try to touch me... I'll just rip apart... all the people and things... I wish that I knew... how to care for.

    She has many of these sneaky flows in her songs, and i like em'.
    j0n4th3non May 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentevery lyric. every word. every line.

    everything applies to me.
    blu_girl_4evaon May 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentapparantly blu girl you are a lesbian then. hence the first verse. (shocker)
    bass5137on August 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdont take everything so literally bass.

    thats what lyrics are all about.
    blu_girl_4evaon September 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheatbreaking song. i think it's about someone that's fucked up and feels they are incapable of love.
    missmeon August 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. Absolutely gorgeous.
    voreon December 29, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correctionto me it sounds more like LEFT in your wake, not 'laughed in your wake'.
    makes more sense, too.
    charcoalsketchon January 15, 2012   Link

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