"Away with Murder" as written by and Tracyanne Campbell....
How many times have you told me you wanna die?
How many times have you told me now that you've tried?
How many times will I let you get away with murder?
Oh and how many times will you make me feel alive?

Hey I got a feeling that there is something going wrong
I put my thoughts in a letter, send it when I'm feeling strong
Anytime you became the girl that you wanted to be
Oh I told you all along there was no point looking to me

Oh it's been hard to be strong with all of this going on
Yeah it's been hard to be strong with all of this going on
I've been lonely too, like you
I'm just like you
I'm just like you

People have been traveling miles just to hear us sing
It's a February night and I don't want to feel anything
To get away maybe I could sell kisses
In Portland I tried my pretty hand at fishing

Oh it's been hard to be strong with all of this going on
Yeah it's been hard to be strong with all of this going on
I have been lonely too, like you
I'm just like you
I'm just like you
I'm just like you
I'm just like you

Hey I got a feeling there is something going wrong
I put my thoughts in a letter, send it when I'm feeling strong


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"Away with Murder" as written by Tracyanne Campbell

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    General CommentSometimes I like to pretend this song is being sung to me by an ex-lover.
    bohemiandonuton June 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSo melancholy and sad and beautiful.
    Technophobiaon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIs this song the sequel to Eighties Fan?
    seenoon April 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentLyrics transcribed from the booklet included with the "My Maudlin Career" CD. Parts in brackets were erronesouly left out of the booklet lyrics despite obviously being a part of the song. Parts enclosed in parentheses are in the booklet lyrics despite not actually being in the recorded version. Sans the bracketed and parenthetical parts, everything else from the booklet checks out to my ears.

    How many times have you told me you want to die?
    How many times have you told me
    Now that you've tried?
    [And] how many times will I let you get away with murder?
    [And] how many times will you make me feel more alive?

    [Hey] I've got a feeling there is something going wrong
    I'll put my thoughts in a letter;
    (I'll) Send it when I'm feeling strong
    Ain't it time you became the girl
    That you wanted to be?
    I told you all along there was no point [in] looking to me

    It's been hard to be strong with all of this going on
    (Oh) [Yeah] it's [been] hard to be strong with all of this going on
    I have been lonely too like you
    I'm just like you
    I'm just like you

    People have been traveling miles just to hear us sing
    It's a February night [and] I don't want to feel anything
    To get away maybe I could sell kisses
    In Portland I tried my pretty hand at fishing

    It's been hard to be strong with all of this going on
    (Oh and) [Yeah] it's [been] hard to be strong with all of this going on
    I have been lonely too like you
    I'm just like you
    I'm just like you
    [I'm just like you]
    Am I just like you?

    [Hey I've got a feeling there is something going wrong
    I'll put my thoughts in a letter;
    Send it when I'm feeling strong]
    BrentLongon July 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthanks, i'll update it now.
    lulzmasteron September 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWho is this about? I always thought it was about her bf, and that ticked me off a little bit. I just don't like it when someone tells someone else that they feel their pain, or they know what they're going through. But then I stopped being an idiot and listened more careful. Still the same idea, but I guess its not as bad when she's referring to a friend, a girl friend. Is it about her band mate?
    RippedSleeveon December 29, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThe way I interpret this song is that it's about someone who is experiencing depression. They have been suicidal, possibly attempting more than once. But it's from the point of view of someone who is close to that person. Could be a friend, lover, family member. Sounds like this is more about a friend. I think about my mom when I hear this song. I put my family through something very similar to this. Thankfully we all came out stronger for it. My mom is my biggest supporter and my best friend now. I didn't realize at the time what I was putting those close to me through, but now I look back and realize how much I was hurting them. I'll always be grateful that we got through it.
    Lyonson March 15, 2012   Link

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