I got some news on you from a friend
you're in Charlotte again
teaching Spanish at high school

he said you're going by Joy
you cut your hair like a boy
& you don't talk to your old friends

I found a picture from before the fight
we're in natural light
& you're sitting on my lap
like everything's alright

I've walked around with you on my mind
the names we used at the time
you know I've changed myself since then

I've thought on things that we said
what if we'd had the kid
I guess he'd be 15

I found a picture from before the fight
we're in natural light
& you're sitting on my lap
like everything's alright


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    General CommentThese are correct

    I got some news on you from a friend
    you're in Charlotte again
    teaching Spanish at high school

    he said you're going by Joy
    you cut your hair like a boy
    & you don't talk to your old friends

    I found a picture from before the fight
    we're in natural light
    & you're sitting on my lap
    like everything's alright

    I've walked around with you on my mind
    the names we used at the time
    you know I've changed myself since then

    I've thought on things that we said
    what if we'd had the kid
    I guess he'd be 15

    I found a picture from before the fight
    we're in natural light
    & you're sitting on my lap
    like everything's alright

    voddoon May 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFor about the first twenty times I heard this song, I heard the line as "What if we'd had *A* kid?" It was just idle speculation - just a way of noting how long it had been since the two broke up, sigh, time passes, love fades, etc. - it fit what I thought was the mood of the song.

    But the instant I heard it accurately, as "THE kid," that mood shifted completely. Suddenly the kid's not an abstract whim, he's the focal point of everything (in spite of not existing...) He's the reason for "the fight" - he's the life they didn't have together.

    I can't shake the feeling that the singer and "Joy" are the couple from "Killers," even though I don't want them to be, because I want those guys to have made it through together. (Similarly, I don't want the dead bank robbers in "Northfield MN" to be the future selves of the "Optimist vs. Silent Alarm" couple, but they might be.)
    bobgon December 01, 2011   Link
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    QuestionWhose lyrics are these? I've been listening to the Sun Kil Moon version for years. Easily one of the most crushing songs I've ever heard.
    mplacemofoon May 10, 2017   Link

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