"Die Alone" as written by and Ingrid Michaelson....
I woke up this morning with a funny taste in my head
Spackled some butter over my whole grain bread
Something tastes different, maybe it's my tongue
Something tastes different, suddenly I'm not so young

I'm just a stranger, even to myself
A re-arranger of the proverbial bookshelf
Don't be a fool girl, tell him you love him
Don't be a fool girl, you're not above him

I never thought I could love anyone but myself
Now I know I can't love anyone but you
You make me think that maybe I won't die alone
Maybe I won't die alone

Kiss the boys as they walk by, call me their baby
But little do they know, I'm just a maybe
Maybe my baby will be the one to leave sore
Maybe my baby will settle the score

I never thought I could love anyone but myself
Now I know I can't love anyone buy you
But you make me think that maybe I won't die alone
Maybe I won't die alone

What have I become?
Something soft and really quite dumb
Because I've fallen, oh, 'cause I've fall- fallen, oh 'cause I've fall-fall-fallen
So far away from the place where I started from

I never thought I could love anyone
I never thought I could love anyone
I never thought I could love anyone
But you
But you
But you
But you
But you but you make me think that maybe I won't
Die alone
Maybe I won't die alone


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"Die Alone" as written by Ingrid Michaelson

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    General Comment*favorite... idk what my hands were doing...
    cccarolineyoon January 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentedited lyrics. (:


    I woke up this morning with a funny taste in my head.
    Spackled some butter over my whole grain bread.
    Something tastes different, maybe it's my tongue.
    Something tastes different, suddenly I'm not so young.

    I'm just a stranger, even to myself.
    A re-arranger of the proverbial bookshelf.
    Don't be a fool girl, tell him you love him.
    Don't be a fool girl, you're not above him.

    I never thought I could love anyone but myself.
    Now I know I can't love anyone but you.
    You make me think that maybe I won't die alone.
    Maybe I won't die alone.

    Kiss the boys as they walk by, call me their baby.
    But little do they know, I'm just a maybe.
    Maybe my baby will be the one to leave me sore.
    Maybe my baby will settle the score.

    I never thought I could love anyone but myself.
    Now I know I can't love anyone but you.
    But you make me think that maybe I won't die alone.
    Maybe I won't die alone.

    What have I become?
    Something soft and really quite dumb.
    Because I've fallen, oh, 'cause I've fall- fallen, oh 'cause I've fall-fall-fallen
    So far away from the place where I started from.

    I never thought I could love anyone.
    I never thought I could love anyone.
    I never thought I could love anyone.
    But you....
    But you....
    But you....
    But you....
    But you .... but you ...make me think that maybe I won't
    die alone.
    Maybe I won't die alone.
    DonnntBeACoconuton August 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so powerful. It's about somebody who has had their trust broken too many times in the past, and lives their life carefully guarded and independent...and then they fall in love, and they're forced to revise their plan. The lyrics are incredible, and very clever as mentioned above.
    Artemis17on November 10, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationya, DonnntBeACoconut posted the correct lyrics (according to ingrid's website). The lyrics here are wrong.

    and knowing that, when you look at these lines...

    Kiss the boys as they walk by, call me their baby.
    But little do they know, I'm just a maybe.
    Maybe my baby will be the one to leave me sore.
    Maybe my baby will settle the score.

    and particularly, the addition of the word 'me' in 'leave me sore'... i think this song is about a girl who has always been the one breaking hearts... not involving her own heart in the dating process. until she grows up ('suddenly I'm not so young') and then falls in love herself. and now she might be the one who gets her heart broken.

    song is still quite powerful and definitely resonates with me! it is amazing!


    nic7909on December 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentShe is amazing, love love love it
    FSU Kellyon December 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmost amazing song. im so glad she put it up on myspace.
    it def helped me through my day.
    alioopityon August 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's very clever how the meaning of the lyrics shifts and changes:
    "I never thought I could love anyone."
    "I never thought I could love anyone but you."
    "I never thought I could love anyone, but you make me think that maybe I won't die alone."
    She's quite clever.
    Th0rnon October 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove this song so much,
    viarockgirlon October 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful :)
    the lyrics are amazing!
    ashleyfacex3on November 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto me its about a girl whos maybe a bit selfish
    -I never thought I could love anyone but myself.
    afraid of commitment
    -But little do they know, I'm just a maybe.
    and who doesnt believe in love
    -What have I become? Something soft and really quite dumb.


    then she meets someone who changes her completely, shes scared but there s a voice in her head telling her to not be so ridiculous and just go for it
    -Don't be a fool girl, tell him you love him.
    Don't be a fool girl, you're not above him.


    this song speaks volumes to me
    i love it
    smorkinlabbiton November 14, 2007   Link

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