"FIYA" as written by and Merrill Martin Garbus....
when a girl feels so alone
what a tease to throw a bone
should've just stayed at home
when a girl feels so alone

why'd you think i'd put out your fire?
why'd you think i'd put out your fire?
don't you know i breathe in fire?
breathe out fire?

what if my own skin makes my skin crawl?
what if my own flesh is suburban sprawl?
what happened between us makes sense if i'm nothing
you're all if i am nothing at all

why'd you think i'd put out your fire?
why'd you think i'd put out your fire?
don't you know i breathe in fire?
breathe out fire?

you are always on my mind
you are always on my mind
you are always on my mind
you are always on my mind

they are dying outside
they are dying outside
and you lied

i am not beautiful
i am not beautiful
i am in bloom as the world goes underground
and i am not beautiful
and i am not magic yet
but i am in bloom at the end of the world


Lyrics submitted by ummhmmmaybe, edited by TheSatah

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    General CommentPOST MORE TUNE-YARDS!
    LifeCafeon December 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionTo correct the lyrics:

    Your first (?): What happened between up makes sense if I am nothing, you're all if I am nothing at all.

    Second (?): They are dying outside, they are dying outside & you lied

    Third (?): I am in bloom as the world goes underground

    Fourth (?): I am not magic yet but I am in bloom at the end of the world


    These are from the lyric cards that came in the vinyl pressing, I typed them up myself. Posting the rest of the lyrics now.
    chepburn22on February 19, 2010   Link
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    General Commentcontrast with "Real Thing"

    self-deprecation vs. self-acceptance

    that's all I have for now
    jleideron August 24, 2015   Link

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