Funny, you swear you got nowhere special to go
But I know you will before too long
Because you're always there, standing there
Staring at the hole in the robe
Like it was a place somebody would go

Confusion is king the talk of your town
With the Hollywood design, knowing everyone
Would you cover mine?

You spoke softer than anybody I ever heard
Softer than the velvet in your hair, tying back
Black while you laugh at me, black as a bird
I live in a cage, and I could take you there

Confusion is king, the talk of your town
Streets, I'm living with the pain
This is what you see always looking down

Hanging out, better off? Can't tell how to behave
With her on the stage I hear your song
With the animals painted in the dark on the walls of the cage
Pictures of the ones I guess you won't forget

Confusion is king the talk of my town
I don't know if you hear the meaning of the word
Maybe just yourself?

Little things trigger big problems
You can wipe out a stain
And maybe I destroy what makes you sad

If you're rid of so many minds
Buried that you never relay
Until your body's numb and it's all too bad

Confusion is king the talk of the town
I don't know how to speak it
I don't know how to help you
I'll just be around

I don't know how to speak
I don't know how to help
I'll just be around


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    General Commentsuch a beautiful song. too bad there isn't a studio recording of it.
    ginteardropson August 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIm sure a studio version of this song exists. Hopefully one day it leaks or gets release. If not were lucky to have the live versions of it.
    first timeron August 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthe used the word confusion alot

    in blue mood and im drawing a blank but another song that was not put on the "from a basement on the hill" album
    mooniniteson November 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song sounds totally unlike elliott and like him at the same time.

    i love his phrasing in this song, and how his lyrics flow.
    i love this song.
    thewinepressson January 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYes, this song sounds unlike Elliott. Beautiful anyway!
    @ first timer: What makes you so sure about a studio version existing?!
    Does anyone know about that?
    Talibuon November 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTalibu, actually from my understanding a studio version never got recorded. If one did get recorded than its unlikely we will hear a version anytime soon, unless Interscope decides to release another album and includes this song on that album. I am hopeful that this song and a few others that he played live multiple times do have studio versions. If not than we're fortunate to have a good live version.
    first timeron January 04, 2009   Link

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