I gave you a child and you didn't want it
That's the most that i have to give
I gave you a house and you didn't haunt it
Now where am i supposed to live?

I gave you a tree and you did not embrace it
I gave you a nightmare and you didn't chase it
I'd give you a dream and you'd only wake from it
Now I'll never go to sleep again

I'd give you a treasure and you'd only take from it
Look at the hole where jewelry had been

Baby, oh baby why must you escape from it?
This love that we once called our friend

I gave you my body and you ate aplenty
I gave you ten lives and you wasted twenty
Now I'm standing empty, hopeless, and bare
Without a morsel left of me to give
And you, you have vanished into the air
The air in which i must live

Lyrics submitted by goldentooth, edited by Daervar

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  • +2
    General CommentOne of the most heart-wrenching songs I've ever heard. Will Oldham is expressing enormous pain. Yes, it's a self-absorbed song, but pain often is. Beautiful and painful at the same time. I can feel his pain and dispair.
    interpretiveon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEdited the mistakes. Awesome music.... :)
    Daervaron November 25, 2016   Link

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