We don't have the means and the reason
To keep hacking away at the flaws
And neither of us really gives a damn
About tracking it down to it's cause

I was so used to seeing you
When you had your defenses down
But now that your heart's bled out of you,
I don't think I'll stick around

Give me 10,000 reasons to stay
I'll probably get out of here anyway
Knowing you, I know you'll find somewhere to stay
But I'm surprised that you got nothing to say

But that's okay

A compass and a bottle of water
Could get me 'round the world tonight
The love of my family tree
And a good CD
Is all I need tonight

Now I understand when you're telling me
That you might have some different priorities
You'd rather smirk out of your window and try to grieve
But the beautiful part, if you'd only see

Is that I'm not the one
Who's got to worry about you tonight

So call somebody else
It's funny how you still seem to think
I might've been the one all along
Well, I'm not here to apologize
Or try to tell you where it went wrong

You should be ashamed to think
That I ever owed you anything
I was never your merry little devil
Or the presence/presents that he used to bring

That he still brings, yeah

We were never more than friends, you know
And it's difficult to hear "I told you so"
But if you ever wanted to give that a go
You might've thought of it a while ago

But don't you worry so

A compass and a bottle of water
Could get me 'round the world tonight
The love for my dreaming tree
And these crowded streets
Are all I need tonight

Now I understand when you're telling me
That you've got some better things to be
You'd rather try to learn how to grieve
But the beautiful part girl, can't you see

Is that I don't have to be
The shoulder that makes you smile tonight

So call somebody else

I've got much better things to do
Than the guy in the corner of the room
Playing Stairway to Heaven and weeping
About these bones he's choking on

And I've got to find my way back to the place
Of my innocence - you complete disgrace
And this seething separation of ours
Could never hold me back from my dreams for long

Did you really think that it would?
Oh,
Did you really think that it could?

Are you feeling any lonelier now
Since your weeping well has disappeared?
Are you looking for your wishing well now?
Cause I saw it fade away last year

Of course it won't be just like this later
Your relationship will solve itself
Except this time when you think you're happy again
There won't be anybody here for you to tell

Nobody here to tell
Nobody here to tell
Nobody here for you to tell

A compass and a bottle of water
Could get me 'round the world tonight
The love of my family tree
And a good CD
Is all I need tonight

Don't wanna hear you beg and plead
I don't care about your priorities
Don't you have somewhere else you need to be?
I don't exist for your therapy

A compass and a bottle of water
Is all I need tonight
I've got my family tree, my Tull LP
I think I'll make it through the night

Now I understand
When you're telling me
That you have your own
Priorities

You'd rather pout
And you'd rather bleed
But Picasso's stroke,
Or at least to me

Is that I'm not the one
Who's fighting off your ghosts tonight
Is that I'm not the one
Who has to sing you a lullabye
Is that I'm not the one
Who has to hold you and listen tonight
No, I will not be the one
Who has to worry about you tonight

Just call somebody else


Lyrics submitted by T_D_Phoenix

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