"Hospital" as written by Francis Dominic Nicholas Rossi and Bob Young....
When you get out of the hospital
Let me back into your life
I can't stand what you do
I'm in love with your eyes
And when you get out of the dating bar
I'll be here to get back into your life
I can't stand what you do
I'm in love with your eyes
Oh, I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
And it makes me think about me
That I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

I go to bakeries all day long
There's a lack of sweetness in my life
And there is pain inside
You can see it in my eyes
Oh, there is pain inside
You can see it in my eyes
Makes me think about me
That I've lost my pride
But I'm in love with this power that resides in your eyes

You live in modern apartments
Well I even got scared once or twice
Last time I walked down your street
There were tears in my eyes
Well these streets
We all know
They help us cry when we're alone late at night
Don't you love them too?
That where you got your eyes?
Oh I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
And it makes me think about me
How I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

Now... your world
It is beautiful
I'll take the subway to your suburb sometime
I'll seek out the places that must have been magic
to your little girl mind
Now as a little girl
You must have been magic
I still get jealous of your old boyfriends
in the suburbs sometimes
And when I walk down your street
Probably be tears in my eyes
(I knew it would happen)
I can't stand what you do
Sometimes I can't stand you
And it makes me think about me
That I'm involved with you
But I'm in love with this power that shows through in your eyes

So... when you get out of the hospital
Let me back into your life
I can't stand what you do
But I'm in love with your eyes



Lyrics submitted by jessieagogo

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    General CommentThis is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. I think it's about being in love with a self destructive person, but love bearing all these things. He sees something in this person worth the challenges, possibly even despite the subject's unwanting of his affections.
    "I go to bakeries all day long, there's a lack of sweetness in my life" floors me.
    jessieagogoon February 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree with you there, such a beautiful song.
    LesIlluminationson November 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song, I love the style of The Modern Lovers.
    limoon December 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlove this song..
    Fasolkaon February 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is incredible, but I think the first post misses the meaning of the song. Read through the lyrics again, paying special attention to the speaker's obsession with this girl's eyes...

    Better yet, consult All Music: allmusic.com/song/…
    NotKanyeWeston May 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentYour world, it is beautiful
    I'll take the subway to your suburb sometime
    I'll seek out the places that must have been magic to your little-girl mind

    This part is beautiful and hilarious.
    zsson July 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song basically encapsulates all of JR's lyric obsessions, compulsions and neuroses. Modern world/old world dichotomies, fixation on suburbs and a juvenile's view of vaguely unobtainable women. Classic stuff.
    rocketmorton October 18, 2014   Link

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