I remember sometimes
When you never came home
How I crawled inside
Those sad and lovely bones
That you left behind
Rarely held nor seen

Everybody always
Everybody always leaves

It was a third world town
In the great dead north
I felt a wedding bell shiver
Folded hands divorced
From a prayer for the permanent
Warmer tears on my sleeve

Everybody always
Everybody always leaves

Sometimes I can't remember nothing
Sometimes it shadows everything
Some Sundays it's as loud as thunder
In the morning when the telephone rings
Clearer days in some distant forecast
Dark days in the present past
In the blur of some phantom widescreen
I'll let go of what I never had

She took a mouthful of rain
With a gutter full of pills
She wrote, "I handled the pain,
But it's the hope that kills"
So take care of yourself
And don't worry about me

Cause everybody always
Everybody always leaves

Sometimes I can't remember nothing
Sometimes it shadows everything
Some Sundays it's as loud as thunder
In the morning when the telephone rings
Clearer days in some distant forecast
Dark days in this present past
In the blur of some phantom widescreen
I'll let go of what I never had
Don't leave...
Don't leave...
I’ll never understand...
Don't leave......


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    General CommentThese lyrics are coming straight from the soul. If you can't feel it... you must be dead inside... Obviously to Mathew, he has his own reasons for his torment but summing up~ not being able to " Sometimes I can't remember nothing, sometimes it shadows everything, Some Sundays it's as loud as thunder In the morning when the telephone rings, Clearer days in some distant forecast~ Dark days in the present past...." It's the absolute blackouts and fucking confusion we have when something so painful takes over. Some days it's a blur... some days it's right there punching you in the face...

    "She took a mouthful of rain
    With a gutter full of pills
    She wrote, "I handled the pain,
    But it's the hope that kills"
    So take care of yourself
    And don't worry about me"

    The hope of love is worse than any demise or any pain life throw at someone....

    This song is so deep on so many levels... Matthew Ryan's pain is something I can identify with but for completely different reasons. Godspeed Matthew~ May you find peace for your weary soul....

    DF813
    ddragonfly813on July 05, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningSometimes I wonder if almost the entire 4th verse is quoting her, rather than just the first part of it. That is, if maybe the quotes should be placed like this:

    She took a mouthful of rain
    With a gutter full of pills
    She wrote, "I handled the pain,
    But it's the hope that kills
    So take care of yourself
    And don't worry about me
    Cause everybody always
    Everybody always leaves"
    iandunnon October 15, 2012   Link

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