You pulled up, as if in a rush, and said, "I'll give you a ride. I saw you miss the bus."
I said, "Thanks, I'm looking to kill some time."
"I'll take you to your house, or we could see mine. It's not very far and you'll like it just fine.
You could leave this world behind."

So, I stayed an hour, a day and then two.
Maybe you'll teach me the things that you know. But it's getting cold, I think we should go.

When the house was all boarded up, we said goodbye and we climbed in your red pick-up truck. And we drove off into the night. And I counted all the street lights as you turned to me with a sigh and said, "I'm willing to give it a try. We could be happy all over again, find a place to begin."

Then it's three months and we're still not there.
And I've gotten thinner and you've grown your hair. And we're looking for home but I don't think it's here. And if it's September my birthday is near.
And you say there's nothing that I have to fear. "We'll get it somehow. I just don't have it right now."

Locked up the room and returned the key. And the manager waved to us uneasily and we drove off into the night. And I counted all the street lights, as you turned to me with a sigh and said, "I'm still willing to give us a try. We could be happy in outer space, where all of our demons will soon be erased. In a small quiet town we'll start over again, find a place to begin."

But this road just goes on and on.
So, I said, "I'm sorry. I'll miss you but I've stayed too long. It's time for me to go home."
So, you drop me off at the light and I walk off into the night, find a quarter and pick up the phone.



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    General Commenti love this song. im pretty sure its about two people who decide to run away together, then realize that they cant make it on thir own yet. so they go back home.
    marcysasheson July 03, 2007   Link

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