Whenever I think I might be drinking
I prepare myself for a real long night
I'm still scared of the dark so
I put my hand to the switch to the kitchen light
I think about praying I wonder why you've
lead me here I think about laying down but
I'm too preoccupied with the coming year

Whenever I think I might be lonely I surround myself
with things I don't need
Put my ear to the telephone,
calling every woman I leave

The sun's gone down on every hope and dream
and I've yet to figure out just what's been eating at me
I've been seeing things fine
but it'd be fine if I could see this clear
I packed my bags and it's been hard to go
but I am sick of your love and I am sick of this snow
I'm going south for the winter
South for the winter this year

Love is never what it seems
These things are never what we want them to be
My dreams are like movie stars that just don't look
the same in real life
Sometimes all I want is a job, and a god, and a wife
Oh lately I've been thinking some stability would
probably be nice

Another moment and I don't know what to say
I'm not in love I'm not inspired by today
If I go down, you bet your ass I'm gonna get my way
Another night I don't know what to believe
Searching the church for the reason that I breathe
If I never find home I'll never know how to leave

Leave me alone, leave me alone, leave me alone (x4)

Floating high above the highway
Bragging in my own way
Quiet with a smile

And show your smile like you mean it
Show it like you've seen it
Like you've seen me mean it too

The sun's gone down on every hope and dream
and I've yet to figure out just what's been eating at me
I've been seeing things fine
but it'd be fine if I could see you clear
I packed my bags and it's been hard to go
but I am sick of your love and I am sick of this snow
I'm going south for the winter
South for the winter this year

For the winter,
South for the winter this year
(x4)


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  • +1
    My OpinionSo I asked Joe once about the part "I'm not in love, I'm not inspired by today" and he told me that the meaning of love here isn't just romantic love, but also love for life, etc.


    Also, I think the verse

    "Sometimes all I want is a job, and a god, and a wife
    Oh lately I've been thinking some stability would
    probably be nice"

    can also be taken more generally, with a job referring to a purpose, a god referring to faith (in anything), and a wife obviously referring to some kind of romance.
    Demeraldeseon January 29, 2012   Link

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