He never wanted me
He sang my songs
In that old blue thinking cap
He cried into his bourbon
And I held his hand
But he never wanted me
He never wanted me
We walked by the rainy river
I trembled every time
He air-conducted Mahler
He touched his arm to mine
But he never wanted me

So I ran across the sea
To sunny California
Where the skies are always blue
Where tears don't last for long
Cause we got plastic smiles in our pockets
And I'm gonna have one tattooed
Unto my lips as a reminder
To remember: never trust anyone
Who's too fond of Mahler
And my face is twisted
From thinking too much
Of this laughable tragedy

She said she was my friend
I nurtured her like a wounded bird
So blonde, so fragile
She came back from Germany
And she made him smile
She said she was my friend
Mmh, she said she was my friend
But she walked away with him
Left me speechless
She said, well, he's beautiful
And I said, yes
She said she was my friend

So I ran across the sea
To sunny California
Where the skies are always blue
Where tears don't last for long
Cause we got plastic smiles in out pockets
And I'm gonna have one tattooed
Unto my lips as a reminder
To remember: never trust anyone
With blonde hair, and skylights
And my face is twisted
From thinking too much
Of this laughable tragedy

When I was young
I wasted all my time
Dancing with shadows
Teaching injured birds to fly

So I ran across the sea
To sunny California
Where the skies are always blue
Where tears don't last for long
Cause we got plastic smiles in our pockets
And I'm gonna have one tattooed
Unto my lips as a reminder
To remember: never trust anyone
Who's too fond of Mahler
With blonde hair and skylights
And my face is twisted
From thinking too much
Of this laughable tragedy
My face is twisted
From thinking too much
Of this laughable tragedy


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