there's a place around my heart that you wish for.
when you pretend its never there,
what are you living for?

come back and see me some time, she said,
thinking he'd rather be dead.
but eventually i might give her a ring instead.

would you talk to me?
would you talk to me?
i want everything to be so clean.
so clean.

when you're alone,
you'll ask yourself things.
i bet you were not
even thinking all these things.
one time it's clear to you
all the things you know.
he even reminds me of the kid we used to know.

would you talk to me?
would you talk to me?
i want everything to be so clean.
so clean.

there's a place around my heart
that you hope for.
when you pretend its never there
what do you answer for?

come back and see me sometime, she said.
thinking he'd be dead.
but eventually, i might give her a book instead.

would you talk to me?
would you talk to me?
i want everything to be so clean.
so clean.

would you talk to me?
would you talk to me?
would you talk to me?
would you talk to me?

i want everything to be so clean.
so clean.


Lyrics submitted by kneesee, edited by teetering

Clean song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about a so called "clean" break up. They say they'll be friends, but it's never going to happen. It never does.
    riccaroni31on January 12, 2010   Link
  • -5
    General CommentBOYCOTT PETE YORN save you money for other things in life you will need to one day. Pete Yorn is a racist.
    he's nobody to admire.
    Ubbyon April 26, 2010   Link

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