"The Pretty One" as written by and Laura Anne Stevenson....
Caffeine and lack of real sleep
knees deep in gasoline
ask me if i'm afraid to speak
cause my words make heat.
which streets the one we meet at?
can't keep my feet to the beat of yours
read me from a map of the town

and i'll lay my head down.

crosswalk
we stop and wait for the light to change us
talk more and compensate for my silence
hands wrapped in hands we're ready
slow down baby
we got the town map handy inside our heads.

and i'll lay my head down.
meet me at the pretty lights time of day
when the pretty lights give me a pretty face
baby stay with me until we can't see- no more
til we can't see no more
we glowed hard now we're dark for sure
take hold of my arm at the elbow
and we'll go

and i'll lay my head down.
i'm always almost there.


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    General Commentno comments at all? this is one of the best things that came out last year.

    you guys suck.
    Rabidon April 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthaha I am glad we suck because we don't comment a song you like, Rabid.

    Anyways, I think this song is about two lovers that maybe are fading as far as their romance goes or they just aren't compatible with each other. I don't really know though.
    italianleathersofaon September 07, 2009   Link
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    General Commenther voice sounds so great in this one.
    AllChokedUpon February 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commentitalianleathersofa:

    well, you and AllChokedUp don't suck because you posted comments :D
    Rabidon July 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think my friend hannah manfreddi sings this song. she plays banjo. real koool.
    LabiaLoveron December 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI fall in love with this song every time I hear it. I think what I get from this song is that the narrator is always almost in love, almost always giving of herself, almost always fully involved in something. It's like she is in that weird place right before being in love but after the initial feelings. But I think this song is much more than that, I just can't really put it into words I guess.
    hearthatsongagainon March 16, 2012   Link

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