I’m giving up
I’m going home
I’m leaving you behind

A sorry suit
No substitute
I’ve never been so tired

I tried before
I wanted more
No matter what you’ve had

If only you, you, you, you
You, you, you would have the heart to take it back
If only you, you, you, you
You, you, you would ever have the heart to ask

And now you’ve said
Too many times
That trouble’s walking by

I’ve met him once
Soft lies before
But never so unkind

I’ll stand aside
I’ll walk behind
No matter what you’ve had

If only you, you, you, you
You, you, you would have the heart to take it back
If only you, you, you, you
You, you, you would ever have the mind to ask

No, no no no, that I’ve been this way before
I’ll find my way out of any game of yours
You can’t deny when it’s me you’re thinking of
And I’ll play along just to give it up

So now I know
I’ve said hello
To Jekyll and to Hyde

The trouble is
I still can’t say who
I want by my side

All truth be told
I love them both
And I’m no better half

If only you, you, you, you
You, you, you would have the heart to take it back
If only you, you, you, you
You, you, you would ever have the heart to ask


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    Lyric CorrectionI'm giving up, I'm going home, I'm leaving you behind
    A sorry suit, no substitute, I've never been so tired
    I've tried before, I wanted more, no matter what you had
    If only you would have the heart to take it back
    If only you would ever have the heart to ask.

    And now you've said, too many times,
    That trouble's walking by.
    I've met them once or twice before, but never so unkind.
    I'll stand aside, I'll walk behind, no matter what you had
    If only you would have the heart to take it back
    If only you would ever have the mind to ask.
    No, don't I know that I've been this way before.
    I'd find my way out of any game of yours.
    You can't deny when it's me you're thinking of
    And I'll play along just to give it up.

    So now I know I've said hello to Jekyll and to Hyde
    The trouble is I still can't say who I want by my side
    Truth be told I love them both, and I'm no better half.
    If only you would have the heart to take me back.
    If only you would ever have the heart to ask.

    Basia Bulat - Vocals, Guitar
    Bobby Bulat - Percussion
    Erick Demore - Piano
    Tim Kingsbury - Bass Guitar
    Brian Lipson - Trumpet
    NoCodeMosquitoon June 29, 2011   Link

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