"You Are a Mirror I Cannot Avoid" as written by and Kevin Patrick Devine....
I caught you caroling and giving grief
Thought you were cannonballing after me
I let your actions speak for themselves
And wished you well

But you're a mirror I cannot void
Strung out and jittery and paranoid
A leaky battery that cant keep charged
Get in the car and say what you mean
Explain yourself to me and Ill try not to judge you more than you would

Let me help, I promise not to tell
Like anyone's asking or anyone should

First time I met you I was full of fear
Knew that eventually you'd disappear
Just when I needed you you'd burn to smoke
And off you go

Just come back and peel away the mess
Lay here beside me and open your eyes
Take it back your dignity your tact
Turn back to the person you tried to let die

I caught you nesting with your analog
Glassy eyes from kissing poison frogs
Becoming infinite against his couch

Open your mouth and say the words
You used to wish you heard
Back when you focused enough to be good

And if you''re gone
An endless false alarm
Just remember I loved you
As long as I could


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"You're a Mirror I Cannot Avoid" as written by Kevin Patrick Devine

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  • +2
    General CommentAntelope? Haha, here's the real lyrics via Kevin Devine!

    I caught you caterwauling, giving grief
    Thought you were cannonballing after me
    I let your actions speak for themselves
    And wished you well

    But you're a mirror I cannot avoid
    Strung out and jittery and paranoid
    A leaky battery that can't keep charged
    Get in the car

    And say what you mean
    Explain yourself to me
    I'll try not to judge you more than you would
    Let me help
    I promise not to tell
    Not like anyone's asking
    Or like anyone should

    First time I met you I was full of fear
    Knew that eventually you'd disappear
    Just when I needed you you'd burn to smoke
    And off you'd go

    Just come back
    Peel away the mask
    Lay here beside me
    And open your eyes
    Take it back
    Your dignity, your tact
    Turn back to the person
    You tried to let die

    I caught you nesting with your analogue
    Glassy-eyed from kissing poison frogs
    Becoming infinite against his couch
    Open your mouth

    And say the words
    You used to wish you heard
    Back when you focused
    Enough to be good
    And if you're gone
    An endless false alarm
    Just remember I loved you
    As long as I could
    fillybon October 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentQuote from Kevin Devine, " This is a composite, a story about seeing the worst parts of yourself in other people, and about patience, acceptance and disappointment. It’s about people."
    ericwestvalon October 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHits home on many lines, love this song the most from the album.
    Kixur413on October 20, 2010   Link

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