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i've got a lot to prove
i need to tell you
i've played the part of cool
it's what i sell you

i listen good
i listen well
you're old, and you
have much to tell
so come out of
your quiet spell
i've heard her scream
i know she yells
i've seen it, too
i know it well
so while she's gone,
i'll entertain you

there's not a lot that i could write
about you
your name is bob, you smoke a pipe
that's what it amounts to

but we're the same
we are one piece
we're victims of
the same disease
you deal with her,
i'll deal with these
you sit and stare
off into space
you've got much more
to think than say
i know you won't,
but you want to

you've spent your time
you've spent my life
stuck in your room
i take it hard, because i tried
to get you out, to
to have a stroll
to have a talk
about your world
about the laws
that keep you stuck
that keep you locked
i know it's hard
for you to change
before we part
our seperate ways
you need to know:
i understand you.


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    General CommentI think it might be a son talking to a father about the death of his mother. While he and his father were never close before, he understands what his father is going through and what he feels.
    KatherineLouiseon September 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commentor maybe not the death of a mother, but a mother just leaving...

    i've heard her scream
    i know she yells
    caitlynnicoleeeon February 09, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionSuch a good song. It reflects, both in music and in lyrics, life as simple and evanescent.
    "So it goes."
    brighteyedbonnieon February 16, 2011   Link

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