"Breakfast in Bed" as written by and James Tamborello Conor Obenst....
If you take a step, I will make you sure
That you take the next
If you tell a lie, I'll just nod my head
Yeah, I'll let it slide

'Cause you woke me up
And there's birds outside, and I still feel drunk
But I'm glad you did, 'cause last night
You weren't making that much sense

You said you wanna die
Now you say you wanna live
You said you loved me after forty five minutes
If this is all a game can you just say it is?
I'll do it anyway, so it makes no difference

We should order up
Wash the wine out of the coffee cup
They got bread and fruit, there's probably
Not much else for you
We can lay around, you can kiss me
'Til the maids come kick us out

It's eleven now so make every second count
But back in New York they can't ever find this out
There are things we do, that we're really not allowed
We can say anything but we just can't say it loud

I hope you always find someone to take you home
To put you into bed, kiss your cheek and check your pulse
Make sure you're still breathing with their hand up to your nose
I wish that could be me but it's just not possible

Lyrics submitted by i rock, edited by bof

"Breakfast in Bed" as written by Eddie Hinton Donnie Fritts


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    General CommentThis song is sooo good.
    Simple, but even still, soooo good.
    dougiecrystalson March 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLOVE it.
    leahperon March 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIs the new album out already, if not where can i hear this song
    Dawgman8on March 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJESUS.
    this is so amazing.
    conor oberst will always be my favorite musician.
    slinkstersarson March 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRespect.
    aaron_grahamon May 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpsssch.
    aaron_grahamon May 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song really caught me off guard, when i heard conor's voice. being a bright eyes fan, this was definitely an unexpected treat.
    vikingking80on June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm obsessed with this song at the moment. Its so simple and cute, I love it =)
    _DrunkKidCatholicon June 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes someone have something to say about the lyrics and less about how good the song is?
    AloneInThison July 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHah hah... That's hilarious, man. You diss Conor on the basis that he's a pansie when Jimmy has gone and done some of the most emotionally "wussy" yet beautiful songs of the last decade in collaborations with other "pansie" artists like Jenny Lewis and Ben Gibbard, yeah that's a great fuckin' criteria to base your opinion on...

    Either way, I love this song because, I feel at least, it's as though the singer is singing about, pretty much, a one night stand or a one weekend stand and how the singer realizes that no one back home (New York) can ever learn about what happened here. That and the last stanza is brutal especially given how the singer wishes he could be the right man for this person but he knows, in his heart, he never will be.
    PassiveTheoryon August 14, 2007   Link

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