I don’t miss you now but I will when you’re gone
And this is the reason I keep holding on
Because you are lovely and because you are old
And these are the most desirable traits to be found in a woman I am told

It is fashionable
To be single
In big cities
But not in small towns
In Regina
Saskatchewan
I fell in love
With her frown

I won’t miss you now but I will once we’re done
Sometimes I strain myself trying to recall the last time we had fun
‘Cause you’re soft as smoke and you got no fear
And these are the most desirable traits to be found in a man I hear

It is fashionable
To be single
In big cities
But not in small towns
In Regina
Saskatchewan
I fell in love
With her frown

I won’t kiss you now but I will once you’re gone
I won’t miss you now I won’t miss you at all
I won’t kiss you now too afraid that you’ll cry
I won’t miss you now and I won’t give a shit if you die


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    General CommentOne of my favourite songs. Just beautiful, and they play it so well live too. I think the meaning is fairly obvious.
    supersongbirdon September 22, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionAlso, he says "I won't miss you now but I will once you're gone." And again, It's "Because you are lovely and because you are older."
    supersongbirdon September 22, 2010   Link

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