Oh dear, love's such a chore
Something you've got but you never show
It's like some deed left undone
Or a reap you'll never sow

It's like you'll never get it done
It's like you'll never get it done
It's like you'll never get it done

Where's your heart? where's your head?
Girl, your body's in my bed
I know it's hard to forget, every word we've said

But it's like you'll never let it go
It's like you'll never let it go
It's you'll never let it go

Oh, I know it's hard
Oh, but lover, I don't know just where you are
I've been trying to find ways to find your lover's heart
End up with your cold shoulder, uh oh
Oh I am not crumbling
Though I thought that I might from what it's done to me
It might never be the way we thought it ought to be
Lovers never sleep alone, uh oh

Oh my god, what a mess
Oo it is, I must confess
Every word I say to you
Swept from the floor underneath the rug

Oh it's like we'll never clean it up
it's like we'll never clean it up!
It's like we'll, never..clean it up!

Oh, I know it's hard
Oh, but lover, I don't know just where you are
I've been trying to find ways to find your lover's heart
End up with your cold shoulder, uh oh
Oh I am not crumbling
Though I thought that I might from what it's done to me
It might never be the way we thought it ought to be
Lovers never sleep alone, uh oh

And you sleep alone
And you sleep alone
And you sleep alone
'Cause you sleep alone!

Oh, I know it's hard
Oh, but lover, I don't know just where you are
I've been trying to find ways to find your lover's heart
End up with your cold shoulder, uh oh
Oh I am not crumbling
Though I thought that I might from what it's done to me
It might never be the way we thought it ought to be
Lovers never sleep alone, uh oh


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    General Comment"you know when you get in a fight and you're laying in bed right next to each other but it's practically like you're in different states? it's also kinda about working at a relationship, making sure it doesn't just get sorta ignored. a reap you'll never sow is like expecting something to be there even if you never make it. this totally doesn't feel like it, but this is the first song written for this record. there was a period where every demo i did had crazy fast breakbeat drums like the chorus of this song. even thoughts that give me the creeps started out with really frantic tight drums. which wouldn't have worked well at all. haha."

    - From the journal on hellogoodbye.net
    xxmodernloveon November 17, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI'm pretty sure that the lyric you're unsure of is:
    "Oh, I am not crumbling, though I thought that I might from what it's done to me"
    alcopopon November 13, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Oh I know it's hard, oh but lover I don't know just where you are
    I've been trying different ways to find your lover's heart
    End up with your cold shoulder, uh oh
    Oh, I am not crumbling, though I thought that I might from what it's done to me
    It may never be the way we thought it ought to be
    Lovers never sleep alone, no oh"

    that's mostly what the booklet says.. with one correction because it clearly says "hard" not "far"
    RachelMariexOoon November 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm so obsessed w/ this CD right now! haha
    Everyday i have a different favorite.
    Today is Betrayed By Bones day. =P

    I like to interpret this song like this-
    There are two people on the verge of love.
    They hang out, spend the night ect. however
    they always sleep in the same bed.
    the narrator realizes his love first.
    He is frustrated bc the girl won't
    admit to love. "something you got but
    you never show."
    He doubts himself when he says "I
    don't know just where you are." He's
    not gonna give up though. He's says
    "lover's never sleep alone" as proof
    to her that she likes him back.


    Udahoon March 07, 2011   Link

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