When everyone has gone to sleep and you are wide awake
there's no one left to tell your troubles to.
Just an hour ago, you listened to their voices
lilting like a river over underground
and the light from downstairs came up soft like daybreak
dimly as the heartache of a lonely child.

If you can't remember a better time
you can have mine, little one.
In days to come when your heart feels undone
may you always find an open hand
and take comfort wherever you can.

And oh, it's a strange place.
And oh, everyone with a different face
but just like you thought when you stopped here to linger
we're only as separate as your little fingers.

So cry, why not? we all do
then turn to one you love
and smile a smile that lights up all the room.
Follow your dreams in through every out-door
it seems that's what we're here for.

And when you can't remember a better time
you can have mine, little one.
In days to come when your heart feels undone
may you always find an open hand
and take comfort, there is comfort.
Take comfort wherever you can, you can, you can.



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    General Commenti've never actually heard the song, but the lyrics make me happy.
    katlat0812on July 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is knd of rare. I've only heard a live recording of it.

    I think this song is a dedication from a mother to a beloved child. Its sweet. Its a mother talking enamouredly of her baby, wanted to protect it and comfort it through all the time.

    Its very cute and intimate
    fire_eyeson November 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is actually a Deb Talan song from before The Weepies was created. It is on her album, A Bird Flies Out.

    songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858586234/
    chelseamilleron February 23, 2010   Link

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