A pen and a piece of mind is all that I need to find
to document this mess of miscommunication
I'll seal it in a letter and hope you can find the time
to count inconsistencies and read things you fail to see
I really shouldn't spend so much time explaining
I'm smart enough to know you're not done complaining

[Chorus]
I'll paint just one portrait of us
and I'll hang it up to remind me of sunrise goodbyes
so we know something we should never try
I'll paint just one portrait of us
and I'll tear it down
to remind me of sunrise goodbyes
so we know something we should never try

So I ask myself "Self, are there more sides to this story?"
The corners of this triangle are skewed and confused
on one hand
one date, one chance, the time becomes too boring
what she made seem like more
I'm not impressed and not amused
so simple goodbye would've sufficed
but now you've said enough
instead you got involved and lashed at me

Can't you see that we're done, we're through
I'm well enough and I'm quite over you
so end the calls
goodbye, I'll see you on the other side

[Chorus]

I'll show myself some other time

[Chorus x2]

I'll paint just one portrait of us
and I'll hang it up to remind me of sunrise goodbyes
so we know something we should never try


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    General CommentI can't believe no one commented on this song. i like it. its about breaking up. :)

    *I'll show myself some other time*

    i like this because it makes it seem he knew her so well...
    [[I really shouldn't spend so much time explaining
    I'm smart enough to know you're not done complaining]]

    But she never really knew him... reminds me of myself....
    amy xxon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is obviously about a break up

    (my favorite part)
    I'll paint just one portrait of us
    and I'll tear it down
    to remind me of sunrise goodbyes
    so we know something we should never try

    it shows how hard the breakup was for him and how he wanted them to be together but now he has to tear up all those dreams of being together forever
    redrainsyndromeon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe portrait represents all that was bad in the relationship. He is really remembering everything that he hated. He will remember it so that when she comes back and beggs him to be with her he won't. He will reminded that he can't even have a casual sexual relationship with her. There will be no "sunrise goodbyes".
    madcaddieon December 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe portrait represents all that was bad in the relationship. He is really remembering everything that he hated. He will remember it so that when she comes back and beggs him to be with her he won't. He will reminded that he can't even have a casual sexual relationship with her. There will be no "sunrise goodbyes".
    madcaddieon December 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove this song. it's about a breakup the guy thought they were going to be together for a longtime but after they broke up that pretty much destroyed any hope of them being together forever.
    Houston Calls rules wish they didn't split up.
    patrickdronon September 27, 2010   Link

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