Must be something in the way you walk
Must be something in the way you talk
I'm not sure just yet
Must be something in the way you dream
You just go home all the thirteen days in between you and I
This is me before I fall apart
This is me before I come undone
I've been tired for days and days
I've been tired for days and days

What's your matter that the fortune don't
All the beauty and I say, "Stop, why won't you be mine?"
Must be something in the way you taste
Lips are magic sauce and I say, "Stop, why won't you be mine?"

This is me before I fall apart
This is me before I come undone
I've been tired for days and days
I've been tired for days and days

Well, it could have been a month or it could have been a year
But I, I gave up long before, long before you cared
Her art inspired me to, to do my best
And to paint my music like, like I saw it best
And she says I grew up well, well
Well, I grew up strong because no one's got my back
No one's going to write me my songs
Could have been a month or it could have been a year
But I, I gave up long before

Because I've been tired for days and days
Oh, I've been tired for days and days and days
Oh, I've been tired for days and days and days
Well, I've been tired for days and days and days

Could have been a month or it could have been a year
But I gave up long before, long before you cared
Her art inspired me to, to do my best
And to paint my music like, like I saw it best
And she says I grew up well, well
Well, I grew up strong because no one's got my back
No one's going to write me my songs

Could have been a month or it could have been a year
But I, I gave up long before
Because I've been tired for days and days
Well, I've been tired for days and days and days
Well, I've been tired for days and days and days


Lyrics submitted by smileforthecamera, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing. The end.
    IWreckedHisDayon December 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"it could have been a month or
    it could have been a year but I
    I gave up long before
    long before you cared"

    Amazing song.
    xKissxHerxBruisesxon March 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love their voices in this song, they are so raw and absolutely perfect.
    Luckypenny821on April 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentagreed...i love their voices and i love how they are just two girls with guitars
    hsnodgraon April 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. It's nice how they've moved past being "just two girls with guitars" so perfectly, but how amazing their old stuff is. The lyrics to this are so perfect.
    Technophobiaon August 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit seems to be about someone who likes a person a lot but that person just doesnt see it and when he or she finally does its already too late.
    what i dont get is the "her art inspired me to do my best" part.
    Hambaharion May 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso called "Painting Songs".
    okimeowon January 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm, I can only get a live version, in which tegan says that it's a new one. What does that mean exactly, is there a new cd due?
    Misseveruson March 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno, it's on their red demo
    lowellisdynamiteon March 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHm, some of the lyrics are wrong. XD
    teganismywifeon December 17, 2010   Link

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