Start walking me through your basement apartment
came without an upstairs key

Though you claim you got a plan to go the way you're holding me
I don't feel you moving

But you got to follow your feelings
and you should know I don't want to leave just to go
I'm not trying to be hard to reach
but I put away my only suitcase

And I said hey so you play too rough but I wimped out and I waited to say so
You play too rough

So you sing it the way you want to hear it sung
You grab the telephone a minute before it's rung
And you call out into space saying

Do you ever want to run
Well I want to run
And I want you to come

Just as you first came to me
Wearing only perfume and a coat

hey so you play too rough but I wimped out and I waited to say so
You play too rough

Now hope - well it's got me by the throat
And all your bicycles are dreaming of their brakes
But my dreams have all been fakes of

hey so you play too rough but I wimped out and I waited to say so
You play too rough

But I wimped out and I waited to say so

I want you just as you first came to me
Wearing only perfume and a coat
And too too much to drink


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    General CommentI really enjoy the harmony vocals by Kathleen Edwards on the acoustic version of this from the Give Seattle 2009 compilation.
    ksuwdbootson February 12, 2010   Link

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