"Sheets" as written by and Damien Jurado....
Is he still coming around like an injured bird needing a nest?
A place to rest his head in a song you'll regret
Lord knows I don't want to compete
But I still sleep in the very sheets he's been in

Swallow him whole like a pill that makes you choke and stills your soul
You have the nerve to look me in the eyes and lie
Send him back
I'll share the trap that you have me in

Is he still coming around like an injured bird needing a nest?
A place to rest his head in a song you'll regret
Still you take him
Lord knows I don't want to compete
But I still sleep in the very sheets he's been in

Swallow him whole like a pill that makes you choke and stills your soul
You have the nerve to look me in the eyes and lie
Send him back
I'll share the trap that you have me in

(Still you sleep in the very sheets he's been in)


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"Sheets" as written by Damien Jurado

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  • +1
    General CommentBest song off the new album. If you listen carefully with headphones you can hear Damien whispering the lyrics over his own vocals. A masterpiece!
    saison September 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh i always thought it was "steals your soul"?
    anyway amazing lyrics and feel.
    thank god for the existance of damien
    myhomeistheseaon November 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHis lover is lying to him by claiming to be sexually faithful.
    "sheets he's been in"
    "swallow him whole like a pill that makes you choke and stills your soul"
    "still you take him"

    He's giving her a chance to "send him back", though.
    SilentSputnikon January 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionIt's not "I'll share the trap that you have me in". It's "I won't share the trap you have me in". Listen closely, and think about the meaning!
    yeslewison March 31, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI first heard this song after watching a video of him performing it on youtube and it just blew my mind. Awesome!
    Kalteron September 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI think the word amazing is used too much, but I guess there is no other word this kind of song:) It really is amazing.
    Zuuzon February 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI played this song over and over and sang it very loud to someone I knew was cheating on me and didn't tell me showing them I knew about it this song is so beautiful
    isbleedingredon February 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt certainly is an amazing song. I can't stop listening to it.

    There's not many "male specific" songs out there about heartbreak. This one captures it perfectly.
    SmallCloneon November 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationits really powerful and i think it is about either someone being cheated on or someone who is the cheaters lover as in he is shagging the girl and she wont leave her partner because he "stills her soul" but not likely because she looks him in the eye and "lies" but people lie about relationships so mabye
    ysef95on September 03, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about anxiety and angst. Girls got a disorder. "Him" is recurring mental disorders messing up their relationship.
    sacrbluon May 27, 2013   Link

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