Someday I'll toss all your presents
And bury the letters left unsent
'Cos it's bad to do what's easy
Just 'cos it's easy
And I wanna do what pleases me but I can't

And the road, she'd roll round the side of the mountain
With nowhere to go
But the heart, we know
When it's needin', it's careenin' toward bein' alone

Someday I'll find the mind to mend it
And make dry these eyes I've gotten wet
'Cos it's bad to do what's easy just 'cos it's easy
And I wanna do what pleases me but I can't

The crow, he'd mow half the grass on the knoll
With nowhere to go
But the heart, we know
When it's lovin', it's leanin' toward bein' alone

And the oats we sow
They could seed on forever with nowhere to grow
But the heart, we know
When it's askin' its exact twin, it will not be alone


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    General Commentreal lyrics (from gath's site)



    someday i'll toss all your presents
    and bury the letters left unsent
    cause it's bad to do what's easy
    just cause it's easy
    and i wanna do what pleases me but i can't

    the road, she'd roll round the side of the mountain
    with nowhere to go
    but the heart, we know,
    when it's needin it's careenin toward bein alone

    someday i'll find the mind to mend it
    and make dry these eyes i've gotten wet
    cause it's bad to do what's easy just cause it's easy
    i wanna do what pleases me but i can't

    the crow, he'd mow half the grass on the knoll
    with nowhere to go
    but the heart, we know,
    when it's lovin it's leanin toward bein alone

    the oats we sow,
    they could seed on forever with nowhere to grow
    but the heart, we know,
    when it's askin its exact twin it will not be alone
    technicolor.girlon November 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    Memoryfunny how this song once brought me so much happiness now the lyrics have become my life. started out as our song, ended up as just mine.
    thunderthunderon July 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the obvious here is that she just can't let go of that someone whom she had loved. "Some day I'll toss all your letters" - She just can't accept that it's over.

    Though, there is an underlying meaning here because of all the references to different things. I really enjoy this song.
    MyObsessionWithFireon July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is spectacular, its like somewhere between milk-eyed mender and ys. im surprised it hasnt attracted much attention here yet
    sounddon October 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing, i love how its got such a strong feeling to it. she usually has good songs but this one is a lot bolder, theres more depth to it i guess
    prettywhnsedatedon October 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo one could write a song like this woman does, simple but I find it so amazing. i think she's basically saying that she's not okay with ending a relationship with someone but she will be.
    thesmallestbirddon August 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me so sad, because it reminds me so much of my situation.

    These are the lyrics.

    someday i'll toss all your presents
    and bury the letters left unsent
    cause it's bad to do what's easy
    just cause it's easy
    and i wanna do what pleases me but i can't

    the road, she'd roll round the side of the mountain
    with nowhere to go
    but the heart, we know,
    when it's lovin it's leanin toward bein alone


    someday i'll find the mind to mend it
    and make dry these eyes i've gotten wet
    cause it's bad to do what's easy just cause it's easy
    i wanna do what pleases me but i can't

    the crow, he'd mow half the grass on the knoll
    with nowhere to go
    but the heart, we know,
    when it's needin it's careenin toward bein alone

    the oats we sow,
    they could seed on forever with nowhere to grow
    but the heart, we know,
    when it's askin its exact twin it will not be alone
    JezebelPorcaroon September 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningObviously, this is a breakup song. But maybe, they didn't break up. I think he died and she can't get over it. If he'd be alive, he would take all his things from her eyes but he didn't. He was sick for a long time. The easy thing to do was leaving him to die alone in the hospital. But she couldn't, and now, she suffers. He died, she saw all his pain, there was nothing she could do. And she can't do nothing after his death.
    I am ALYon July 23, 2015   Link

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