i am leaving you
because i don't love you
i am leaving you
because i don't love you

well it's the knowledge,
it's the knowledge,
it's the knowledge
of future clarity
that makes my voice tremble
with greater dignity

i am leaving you
because i don't love you
i am leaving you
because i don't love you

i'm sorry i have to be this
brutally honest, nicole
but my excuses were babies
of snow that i just could not hold

so you pick up your asthma inhaler
and put it against your lips
and oh those lips i've loved
that i was dreaming of
they're so red and soft
i'm so sorry i couldn't love you enough
i'm so sorry i couldn't love you enough
i'm so sorry that i'm leaving you
because i don't love you
i am leaving you
because i don't love you

so pick up your asthma inhaler
and put it against your lips
oh, those lips i've loved that i was dreaming of
they're still red and soft
i'm so sorry i couldn't love you enough
so sorry i couldn't love you enough

i'm so sorry




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    General Comment"...this song is pretty clearly an allegory for the industrial revolution in Russia..."

    Actually, this song is definitely an allegory for the tooth fairy and hardcore gay porn. Your "theory" about this song is "pretty clearly" absurd. But it made me laugh.
    gahcioion May 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the sample he uses... same as in Take No Heroes by The Tough Alliance, though who knows if it's their original or not.
    sethboundon November 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe piano piece is also in "laugh" by Birdie. Other than that this song is pretty clearly an allegory for the industrial revolution in Russia and its effects on the Bolsheviks of the time.
    zackuson February 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentactually i've revised my origional theory and I've concluded this song is about defecting from the soviet republic in the cold war.

    He talks about how the politicians are very russian and used to be true, but now are flexible, because they are corrupt which is why he is leaving

    "and oh those lips i've loved
    that i was dreaming of
    they're so red and soft"

    jens clearly loved his soviet home but he doesn't love it anymore.
    zackuson February 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe piano sample is from a song by Laura Nyro, called "Wedding Bell Blues". Gotta love Jens's sample choices.
    bollywoodtoileon August 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha, gahcioi.
    I love the directness of the chorus and the lines:
    "but my excuses were babies
    of now that i just could not hold"
    It seems as if his excuses would have seemed pure enough, but were really just fabricated and would have passed away eventually.
    laughinganywayon December 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't love you I don't love you I don't love you I don't love you I don't love you I don't love you!
    carolineD1on March 06, 2012   Link

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