"Bruised" as written by and Benjamin Scott/kweller Folds....
Oh no,love just leaves you bruised
If you want to know,you find something to lose
The world won't turn until something breaks
Who will make the first last mistake?
They say that good things come to those who wait

Into the spiral,your world and my world,it's never final
Love just leaves you bruised

I went because you said you'd be there
A box of candy,smoke in your hair
I didn't know,I didn't care
But now I know
Love just leaves you bruised

Oh no,did love just leave you screwed?
You gotta go slow
'cause love just leaves you bruised

Into the spiral,your world and my world, it's never final
Love just leaves you bruised

I went because you said you'd be there
A box of candy,smoke in your hair
I didn't know,I didn't care
But now I know
Love just leaves you bruised
And I've got the scars to prove it

I went because you said you'd be there
A box of candy,smoke in your hair
Explain it to me again and again
Like I care
Love just leaves you..

The world won't turn until something breaks
Who will make the first last mistake?
Good things come to those who wait
Well I can't wait

I went because you said you'd be there
A box of candy smoke in your hair
I didn't know,I didn't care
But now I know


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    General CommentLet me start out by saying, I LOVE THIS SONG...

    Okay.. I was thinking about the line

    I went because you said you'd be there
    a box of candy, smoke in your hair
    when I didn't know I didn't care
    but now I know,
    love just leaves you bruised

    and I've always taken it to be just what it said...

    a guy goes to a bar or something to meet a girl, brings her chocolate.. blah....

    but I was thinking, maybe it's more than that.

    Like, I was friends with this girl but I knew she was emotionally unavailable, so I didn't "let myself fall" for her... but then she started flirting with me and the next thing I knew, bam, I had fallen.

    So it's like... "I went because you said you'd be there" means "I let myself fall for you because you said you'd catch me."

    And the line "box of chocolates" could mean you went into it (bar/relationship) thinking that it would be a box of chocolates and what you got was "smoke in your hair"...

    See where I'm going with this?
    bseely2005on August 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcool song.
    stephanie911on November 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsooooo good
    Doctor Shaun xon January 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfabulous but it's the bens, not ben folds, it's from a collaboration he did with ben lee and ben kweller
    coloursmehipon January 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentben folds wrote this song
    givinwhatforon June 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah it was the bens, but Ben Folds released it on supersunnyspeedgraphic, the ep
    curleyon July 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't follow Bseely
    Floydfan55on October 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI get it, bseely. I like that idea.

    I really just like the whole meaning of this song...it's pretty much exactly how I've been feeling lately.
    TheKingADROCKon March 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can see this as the self-destructiveness of unrequited love. You wish you could leave the "spiral" but ultimately it's either "your world or my world."

    Maybe that's just because I have a massive crush on a heavy smoker. Who knows.
    FezBoyon January 30, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think he's in love with this girl.

    And she's cheated on him.

    And he's devastated.

    That's what I see in the lyrics at least.
    rent907on July 06, 2010   Link

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