Monday I drifted away
With some coffee to keep me awake
And I sang to you one final time
As this hopelessness shut up your eyes

Tuesday I woke with the dawn
And put my old wedding ring on
She said time is a fickle mistress
You can drink but you'll never fool it

I am invisible to you
All on my own, what can I do?
Southbound is heaven
This city is sin

Wednesday I hung from a tree
Hoping that she'd notice me
And she bathed all my wounds in her tears
And showered me with sympathy

Thursday was harder to take
With these pills piled high on my plate
So I swallowed each one in a haste
And in a cascade of light I was saved

I am invisible to you
All on my own, what can I do?
Southbound is heaven
This city is sin

She says I'm sorry my darling
Time stole the joy we were hiding
I am in love and this child is yours

And I don't want to live in this lie
And let darkness just cover my eyes
And I'm trying to get myself clean
But it's all I can to do just scream


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    General Commentthis is Richard Edwards' band previous to Margot & the Nuclear So and Sos. Margot recently recorded a demo of this song with a few minor lyric changes.
    mikion October 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wonder why/how "hopelessness" got changed to "credit card" in the 1st verse. Still, I like the Margot version a lot better -- this one sounds too rushed.
    erbylikewhoaon December 09, 2006   Link

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