"Turpentine" as written by and Elvis Costello....
I watch you grow away from me in photographs
And memories like spies
And salt betrays my eyes again
I started losing sleep and gaining weight
And wishing I was was ten again
So I could be your friend again

These days we go to waste like wine
That's turned to turpentine
It's six AM and I'm all messed up
I didn't mean to waste your time
So I'll fall back in line
But I'm warning you we're growing up

I heard you found some pretty words to say
You found your little game to play
And there's no one allowed in
Then just when we believe we could be great
Reality it permeates
And conquers from within again

These days we go to waste like wine
That's turned to turpentine
It's six a.m and I'm all messed up
I didn't mean to waste your time
So I'll fall back in line
But I'm warning you we're growing up

We're OK I know we're OK
These days we go to waste like wine
That's turned to turpentine
It's six AM and I'm all messed up
I didn't mean to waste your time
So I'll fall back in line
But I'm warning you we're growing up


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"Turpentine" as written by Brandi M. Carlile

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    General Comment"But I'm warning you, we're growing up."

    I feel that everyday. Perfect line.
    manprettys_pantieson June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEh, I like this song... pretty much a lot.

    It's easy to relate to.

    Meh... growing up.
    xmakesherflyxon September 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFairly easy to understand. But the lyrics are still quite moving and I can relate to them. And I'm sure many others can as well.
    badhabit_whoreon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFairly easy to understand. But the lyrics are still quite moving and I can relate to them. And I'm sure many others can as well.
    badhabit_whoreon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFairly easy to understand. But the lyrics are still quite moving and I can relate to them. And I'm sure many others can as well.
    badhabit_whoreon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah, growing up definitely, and its something everyone can relate to, on so many levels. Brandi Carlile is brilliant, this being one of the best songs.
    ChuckBeanson February 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah, growing up definitely, and its something everyone can relate to, on so many levels. Brandi Carlile is brilliant, this being one of the best songs.
    ChuckBeanson February 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about like her brother or something who she was really close to when they were young, but when they got older i think like he became an alchoholic or something like that, and it is about how they grew apart... or i know it's about her brother, i'm not positive of the story though.
    beautiful song.
    punkbooty93on June 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song may be about her brother... Like I said under the 'Wasted' Song, I think it may reflect how they were closer when they were younger, and though they've been trying, they haven't been able to heal some sort of rift. It fits from what I heard her say about her 'Wasted' song when I heard an interview on NPR a year or two back, when I was first introduced to her. God bless Brandi.
    The Sageon August 27, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I didn't mean to waste your time
    So I'll fall back in line
    But I'm warning you, we're growing up"
    This sounds like someone broke up with her and she's saying "well alright fine, i'll go...but we're not getting any younger, and your making a mistake"
    sazarella84on May 23, 2009   Link

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