It's okay to be a private person, John... It's okay - I don't show much of myself in life, but in my music... I reveal all. I can't be all things to everyone, and neither can you. I'm learning to operate in this world; I'm just learning, and so can you.

I'm learning about how to be true to an idea, it's a beautiful thing. I'm gonna do it Johanna, I'm gonna it. I'm gonna spread beauty to the best of my ability. That's my job, that's why God put me here.

It's okay Johanna, it's okay
It's okay John-Joe, it's okay
It's not the end of the world
I don't care...
I don't care if I'm alone.

I do believe in love, Johanna, but I don't know anything about it. I know about depending on people, and I know about controlling people, but true love? No, I don't know anything about it.

I know about using people 'til I'm tired of them; that's what I've always done. I know about tryna get someone to love me, as a challenge, and not wanting them when I have them. I don't do this consciously, but with hindsight this is what seems to happen.

So yeah, I believe in love, but not for me, not at this point - I don't even know what it is. I've said 'I love you' many times, but I didn't know what I was talking about, even though I thought I did at the time.

But it's okay Johanna, it's great to know that. It's like Marvin Gaye said:

"Millions never will, they never wi-i-ill"

...but he was talking about a completely different subject. I'm lucky to have this information - what an amazing insight. I only speak for me; I'm sure loads of other people know exactly what love is.

I've confused needing - or at least thinking I need someone - with love. Of course, if I'm totally at peace (and I'm not yet) then I don't need anyone, and would then be in a position to love. But if I'm dependent I'm fucked, as is the other person. That's not love.

It's okay Johanna, it's okay
It's okay Johanna, it's okay
It's not the end of the world
I don't care...
I don't care if I'm alone.

Old and unhappy - I'm so unhappy, living like this. Being old and tired, and ugly inside. I've tried hard to make it better; I've worked hard to make some peace. At best it's only fleeting. I can't last much longer like this.

It's okay Johanna, it's okay
It's okay John-Joe, it's okay
It's not the end of the world
And I know that I'm meant to be alone.

It's okay Johanna, it's okay
It's okay Johanna, it's okay
It's not the end of the world
And I know that I'm meant to be alone.

(You didn't think I was gonna leave you like that did you?)

We got to go!
We got to go!
We got to go!
We got to go!

We got to go!
We got to go!
We got to go!
We got to go!

We got to go!
We got to go! (I know I know)
We got to go! (We've got to go)
We got to go! (We've got... everybody say go)

We got to go! (mmm... alright now)
We got to go!
We got to go! (all right now)
We got to go!

Ahh... all right now
Aa-uh!
Ahh... I've got to go
Mmm...

We got to go! (alright)
We got to go! (I got to go!)

(alright)


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    General CommentGreat song, shades of the Shangri-las' "Past, Present and Future". Can't help feeling like good ol' Kevin's given away the ending of the new record somewhat... we KNOW he's not going to leave us like that! I'm still eagerly anticipating it though. I wonder when (if ever) it'll be out.
    haripotterharion June 19, 2008   Link

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