I'm so sick of people asking me
Have I seen this guy that I look like
When they mean that he looks like me
Aw, damn it all to hell
No I wouldn’t know him too well
Except I broke into his home, and then I broke his collarbone
His curtains hadn’t been opened in a week or two
And no one pictured that the little freaker has a few
Looks like it’s about to fall over, sure yeah it could just be the frame
Or it could be the fact that nothing in this house is ever on the level
Not even the toilet, both of you
It’s all askew, it'll be wrong forever
I dreamt up we're tumbling down a hill
The people standing around swear they never seen blows fall like this
Wherever he lands stay away it’s going to be bloody
Oh no, I miss you so

Church bells now I’m awake and I guess it must be some kind of holiday
Go tell them that he better behave, it’s pretty hard to rise from the grave
I’m just a ghost from the past, yeah, but you shouldn't have laughed
Because I'll give you the shaft or maybe sign you up for the draft
I look down, I ripped my shirt and there’s blood stains on my fists
And the air in here is like a nylon net, I can throw my fists right through it
Man, did anybody ever tell you that you’re kind of like
A moth trying to catch the attention of a bare light bulb
All recorded history is just one little guy on this pen
Oh, my head feels like a TV store, twenty of the same channels
Let’s step outside for some fresh air
To some part of the city that you never seen yet
Even though you lived here all your life
Now you’re not even sure who you've met or what you like
You wait until morning, let's hold it now
And if that’s the case you'll spend the night anyhow
Shiva opens her arms now
Some kid's trying to park his car
I may talk in my sleep tonight
Because I like company too
Yeah, I know we're through
Although I miss you so


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    General CommentNobody's commented on this song yet?

    It's excellent.
    Vicarious16on April 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favourites at the moment, without a doubt. Gives us an excellent glimpse in to Elliott's earlier stylings and influences. Sounds very "hip" to me, along with Coraliza.
    Mahglazzieson April 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWow, heard this for the first time today... anyone else find this to be somewhat Dylan-esque? We're friends now also seems to be a similarly bitter song....
    psully26on October 22, 2012   Link
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    General Commentwhere can i hear it?
    tofuwillowlitheon October 08, 2013   Link

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