couldn't leave well enough alone,
you were right, i'm wrong.
couldn't leave the well alone,
she called me on the phone.

it was just to let a friendly cry.
my middle aches, can you make me fly?
so many thoughts in so little time,
cos' their pain is their crime.

sell my car to the moving man -
i'm the sea and you're japan.
no great morning, no rising sun.
no gatsby in me i'm running from.

like a whisper in a lonely town,
you brush it off, but it's so loud.
that's your ticker, wishing don't give up.
this is more than can fill you up.
more than this i would ask in turn,
minds too busy to stop and learn.
slight of hand and a gentle push,
the lines of promise turn to crush.

sell my car to the moving man -
i'm the sea and you're japan.
no great morning, no rising sun.
no gatsby in me, i'm running from.

it's funny how the kids rise,
and pull on my disguise.
they are warped outside and in.
what's my muse? it's their sin.
walking backwards face-first into my past,
as i refuse to be lied against.
i am a well dressed man in a larger house;
it's so quiet.

sell my car to the moving man -
i'm the sea and you're japan.
no great morning, no rising sun.
no gatsby in me, i'm running from.


Lyrics submitted by piratekitten, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General Commentthis song kind of reminds me of a david gray tune with the synth-drums. really good song.
    YouKnowStuffon December 04, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionIn all the choruses, I hear: I'm the sea in your Japan and I think this is likely because of the Seto Inland Sea in Japan.

    In the third longer section, I'm pretty sure it's:
    It's funny how the kids arise
    in the pool of my disguise

    Thank you for writing all of these up! It's great to have his lesser known stuff transcripted too :)
    smallkitten1on February 09, 2010   Link

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