everyone sings like they should be whispering around here
none of the messages were ever clear
the tones are polite, but always insincere

you fell asleep with all the secrets you keep in your head
and when you woke up they were all on the bed in the daylight
you went out that night and you were never quite the same again

when you got home you started drinking alone in your room (every night)
all of the people that you left behind said you lost 100% of your mind
you said "why don't you write another song about riding the bus?
why don't you take another picture of the train station?" Why don't you fuck off?

'cause I can't ever sleep
I can't ever sleep
I can't ever seem to get to sleep

give me a ride because I'm as fucked up inside as your car
a broken radiator and a broken heart
isn't that where stories like this always start?

and sing me a song about the things that go wrong around here
and I'll try not to fall asleep
in the backseat

I can't ever sleep (I can't ever sleep)
I can't ever sleep (I can't ever sleep)
I can't ever sleep with you again


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    General Commentyou said "why don't you write another song about riding the bus?
    why don't you take another picture of the train station?" Why don't you fuck off?

    Brilliant.
    The modern universal picture of "deep" art. It's getting boring isn't?
    Nothing is original any more. What's a person to do? People try to hard to be fucked up and arty, and then when they are 100% insane every thing's been done.
    Whispering_sorrowon December 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentso so good. about restlessness, but at the same time about the inability to articulate your restlessness to the people or person you should feel most comfortable with.

    I, too, love the lines
    "you said 'why don't you write another song about riding the bus?
    why don't you take another picture of the train station?' Why don't you fuck off?"

    very funny. very clever in its criticism of not so clever art.
    crippledmcgimpon December 17, 2007   Link

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