No good, no how, no man should treat you like he do
So come on right now, it's time for you to get up and out of his house
I've known you too long to let you carry on this way
When I was in bad shape I'll never forget what you always used to say

What are we going to do with you?
You don't make it easy on me
What am I supposed to do with you
If you won't let me help you, won't you?

Godspeed
Keep the lighthouse in sight
Godspeed to you
Keep the lighthouse in sight
Godspeed to you
Put out the light
And hope that I make it alive

There's no telling what he'll do
I wouldn't want him to hurt you in that way
Things you don't say reach me somehow anyway

What are we going to do with you?
You don't make it easy on me
What am I supposed to do
If you won't let me help you, why won't you?

Godspeed
Keep the lighthouse in sight
Godspeed to you
Keep the lighthouse in sight
Godspeed to you
Keep the lighthouse in sight
Godspeed to you
Put out the light
And hope you make it alive

Godspeed
Keep the lighthouse in sight
Godspeed to you
Keep the lighthouse in sight
Godspeed to you
Keep the lighthouse in sight
Godspeed to you
Keep the lighthouse in sight
Godspeed to you


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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about Jenny telling her friend she wants the best for her, while her friend is in an abusive relationship.

    Duh. lol
    thembraincellson September 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm listening to this right now and its making me cry cause i was in an abusive relationship and i just got out of it and i was having 2nd thoughts and i heard this and its like jenny lewis is singing to me.
    nauseousnauseouson September 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing. I can't wait until I can hear it on vinyl.
    megatron16on August 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThembraincells seems to have gotten the meaning down - Jenny is offering a piece of advice to a dear friend of hers who is stuck in a perpetually abusive relationships, giving her a shoulder to lean on, telling her to keep her head up, etc etc.

    I like the sense of irony that the chorus creates: although Jenny wants to help her friend is every way and wants her to leave this chauvinistic pig, she can't get through to her. Thus, she leaves her friend with some parting words and bids "godspeed to you". Great, great song!
    OKRadiohead97on October 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow. for a second, i hear jenny lewis channeling chrissie hynde (I'll stand by you)... both songs are great in their own right.
    laughing_manon December 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just heard this song for the first time and it brought me to tears… I was in an emotionally abusive marriage and my sister helped me get out of it and now she is in the same situation and it breaks my heart because she doesn't want to give up on it but I can't stand to see her so miserable. I'm helpless to do anything because it has to be her decision just like it had to be mine. I've never heard a song that spoke about this experience and it is just speaking to me so much and kind of comforting to hear someone else relating what could be my very words
    susanraecon February 27, 2015   Link

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