my watch says eleven-twenty-seven AM
sittin' in a subway station
heartbeat racin'
i'm waitin' on the day to begin
she's half an hour late now
i'm about to have a breakdown

i've stopped tryin' to make any of it make sense
i've relived the conversations (say it all in code)
lost my patience
and i sleep in the basement
i read her sentence in mine all in the same line (a bitter mystery)

when you wake up
i would be gone (that only you could know)
when you wake up
i would be gone (that only i could see)

the letter she left was one line long (save me)
goodbye forever i'm gone (i can't say)
it was sitting in a table in a room in a red brick box (you loved me)
that we used to call a home (i swore i loved you)
the letter she left was one line long (every day)
goodbye forever i'm gone (??)
it was sitting in a table in a room in a red brick box (this will end)
we used to call a home (soon when i go)

and on the plains of antarctica
we built a tiny house to keep ourselves out of the cold
from the start when your eyes were bright
it is the only place that i could ever call a home
you froze to death on december tenth
was a couple of days before the rescue planes would come
i buried you on our wedding day
with the shards of my heart and said goodbye forever i'm gone

the letter she left was one line long (save me)
goodbye forever i'm gone (i can't say)
it was sitting in a table in a room in a red brick box (you loved me)
that we used to call a home (i swore i loved you)
the letter she left was one line long (every day)
goodbye forever i'm gone (??)
it was sitting in a table in a room in a red brick box (this will end)
we used to call a home (soon when i go)

make the truth the lie
i'll keep your secret safe
hidden in my smile
lonely in my grave


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    General CommentThis is my hands down favorite song of theirs -- also the first one I heard. The way he uses the metaphor that she "froze to death" and then "buried her on our wedding day" is such a fantastic symbol of the abandonment and lost love.

    Definitely one of the best trip-hop songs out there.
    MaritheGreaton November 17, 2008   Link

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