"Table for One" as written by Michael David Rosenberg and Andrew Phillips....
So I sit on this table for one
And pour me a drink that'll last
I'm not drunk I just miss being young
And I grew old too fast

My wife she breaks and she bends
My children they don't understand
I came here tonight in search of a friend
But I'm the invisible man

'Cause I've swallowed my tongue
And I've polished my gun
And I've sat on my secrets for years
With my stiff upper lip
My composure won't slip
And I've hidden each silent salty tear

I sit on this table for one
And I have been here before
It's a little less than I'd had in mind
But I wouldn't ask for more

And my mother she taught me to write
And my father he taught me his trade
And I wish that they could both be here tonight
To see what a mess I've made

'Cause I've swallowed my tongue
And I've polished my gun
And I've sat on my secrets for years
With my stiff upper lip
My composure won't slip
And I've hidden each silent salty tear

My sons and my daughters don't know me at all
I've dug in trenches and put up walls
I whisper I love you each night as they sleep
But no one hears me when I speak
On this table for one

So I sit on this table for one
I won't go till they tell me to leave
Why'd they teach me to follow my dreams
When dreams are all they can be?


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"Table for One" as written by Andrew Phillips Michael David Rosenberg

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    General CommentI'm never getting old, never getting married, and never having kids.

    If i somehow do, this will probably be the theme song for my mid-life crisis.
    sladeon May 06, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationA man has build up a family he's not happy with. He didn't say anything for years and did what his wife wanted. He polished his gun cause he thaught evereday that everything is wrong. He is at the point where he can't stand his own lie anymore. He is breaking out, ending the relationship, leaving his family. The children don't understand and the wife she breaks and she bents. He was at the table for one before but now he's not asking for more anymore cause he f*cked it up so badly he'll never be able to make it good again. His sons and daughters don't know him at all cause he was never doing what he wanted to do.

    Simply the worst story ever. They told him to follow his dreams but dreams are all they can be. A man who will never get what he's craving for.

    Sad... just so f*cking sad....
    Bornchilleron May 12, 2014   Link

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