"New Leaves" as written by and Michael Kinsella....
You spent the fall turning over new leaves
one by one on your way to the bar everyday
like the lost, desperate dog that you are
But you won't find what you need
following that leash
never the less
you keep walking away from me.

You spent the fall turning over new leaves
you seemed more resolved than ever
dig your own grave
lie down, and wait
for friends and family
to get you back up on your feet
so you can keep on walking.

Well i've got legs of my own
a clean shirt for the morning
My half of next months rent
and a bar or two to burn down

Well I'm tired of sleeping on the couch
like a guest in my own house
well I'm tired of lying to the cat
about if or when i'll be back
I'm tired of painting over the past

You'll spend your whole fucking life walking

Lyrics submitted by AnthonyTruzz

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    General CommentI've only heard this song on Youtube a few times, but I thought he was saying "about if or when *you'll*) be back
    at the end?

    I also think it's "following that leash" not leech. But I could def be wrong.
    neilmesseron April 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw a video on youtube of Mike playing this and he said that it was "about a divorce". Maybe his parents?
    iamthenightstarson November 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentP.S. as far as the meaning of this song, I think Mike may be talking about himself the whole time, as he does often. But also it could definitely be a close family member or friend. This person keeps walking down a path of self destrction and unhealthy depression, and refuses to seek help.
    neilmesseron April 03, 2009   Link
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    General Comment
    MY HALF of next month's rent

    i believe that is the correct lyric.

    useyourwordson May 14, 2009   Link

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