Hello, sweet friend of mine
I want to talk, see how you are
What’s new? Are you feelin fine?
Do you like South Lake, do you work all the time?
This whole month has been a waste
And I got no taste for goin out.
Every since you left home I’ve been shame faced
But I’d rather be erased than hold you down

I never want to be the old hat you put on your pretty head x2

Now I know I talk to much
Worry about things that can’t be controlled
And I can’t decide, always up on the fence
And I don’t make no sense, and baby, I know that gets old

Chorus

My tornado, love, tore it all down
Now I am face down in all this muddy guilt
You know I wanna make you smile again
Warm your heart again like an old worn out quilt
Now listen: Ill be your glove, I’ll be your scarf
I’ll be the cross that covers your heart
But I don’t want you to get tired of me honey, after such a good start

Chorus x2


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    General Commentthis is such a pretty song
    seekeroftruthon March 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a relationship that has ended Kweller wishes otherwise.

    This whole month has been a waste
    And I got no taste for goin out.

    They've been apart for one month and he doesn't want to date. His heart only longs to be with his ex.

    Every since you left home I've been shamefaced
    But I'd rather be erased than hold you down

    Even though the break up is difficult for him, he says that he would never want to keep the girl from being the best person she can be.

    Now I am face down in all this muddy guilt
    You know I wanna make you smile again
    Warm your heart again like an old worn out quilt
    Now listen: I'll be your glove, I�ll be your scarf
    I'll be the cross that covers your heart

    he truly believes that he can now be the perfect guy for his love. He'll be her gloves and scarf, meaning that he can comfort her in times of trouble.

    I never want to be the old hat you put on your pretty head.

    he doesn't want the feelings that they share between eachother to become dull and boring. The girl puts on the old hat as a routine, not because she likes it. Ben wants their love to stay true and exciting
    ottomatic23on April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYep- that's what it's about- I think it's a really strong song- I especially loves when he sings "your pretty head" towards the end and kind of injects a whole lot of emotion into it.
    philmudon June 13, 2009   Link

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