(This version is bootlegged from their first tour since this song isn't on an album yet)

(1:49) Tell me what you want me to think.
You can lead me to water. You can make me drink.
I trust you if you say it’s good.
You wouldn’t hurt me and I don’t think you could.

Tell me (what you don’t need to keep?)
I overpacked and the sidewalk is steep.
To your cathedral at the Tapenade Hill.
It makes me tired and, dear, it always will.

(5:28)
Tell me why I have been healed (heeled?)
I haven’t changed and nothing’s been revelead
(What’s in the blood of the way I lie?)
It takes my sin sunny morning and makes me drunk at night

Tell me that I’m more than a dream
A golden (hell prize) you fell to the deep??????
Don’t tell me that you’ve always known.
I wake up first and you wake up alone.

(quick part starts at 7:20)
(7:40) Sweet young man goes walking down the street
Wiping blood off his hands
And it doesn’t look good but he does what he can to erase the signs
Of the nightmare he faced at the scene of the crime
She snuck up behind him as he knelt at the victim
Whispered “I know you ???? There’s nothing to be done.
And if I was you I’d run.

Cause no one cares about what you felt
When they see any signs of guilt
You kissed his face you held his hand.
You always were a sweet young man.

(9:51)
You still miss ?? so he hides the car to take him to the fountain at balboa park
Where he used to play
When he was young
He’s gonna wash off in front of god and everyone
Everyone




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    General Commentoh wow... you did a horrible job transcribing this. please don't anyone read this.
    k8iegirl7on October 01, 2007   Link
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    General Comment**The last verse is:
    He's still a mess, so he hires a car
    To take him to the fountain in Balboa Park
    Where he used to play
    When he was young
    He's gonna wash off in front of God and everyone.

    And, it's by the Punch Brothers, not just Chris Thile.
    sarahxbearon May 16, 2008   Link
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    General Comment**The last verse is:
    He's still a mess, so he hires a car
    To take him to the fountain in Balboa Park
    Where he used to play
    When he was young
    He's gonna wash off in front of God and everyone.

    And, it's by the Punch Brothers, not just Chris Thile.
    sarahxbearon May 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnd I'm not even going to bother to correct the rest.
    sarahxbearon May 16, 2008   Link

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