"My Mistakes" as written by Eleanor Friedberger....
You know I do my best thinking when I’m flying down the bridge.
Humming to myself and kicking up my kicks
? have to ? for my life
I hope I won’t crush like another summer,
I’m back on the bridge was just a wooden half,
? like he said it was back in 56.

[Chorus]
I thought I’d learnt from my mistakes,
I thought he’d learnt from my mistakes,
I thought you’d give me the right advice,
I thought he let me in for one last time.

? like an old time movie,
? she’s got kind of a native vibe before that was so cool
She’s got kind of a native vibe before I knew who was who
And he's ignoring me like it's 2001.
Why keep time travelling if it doesn’t get better on me?
A second time move on,
Why keep time travelling if it doesn’t get better on me?
A second time move on,

[Chorus]
I thought I’d learnt from my mistakes,
I thought he’d learnt from my mistakes,
I thought you’d give me the right advice,
I thought he let me in for one last time.

? on another Sunday morning,
Carrying umbrella, and talking on the phone!
? cut my hand and my knees.
? from California and I swear, I swear they’re here!
I swear they saved my life!

[Chorus: x2]


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"My Mistakes" as written by Eleanor Friedberger

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    Song MeaningI love the line "why keep time traveling if it doesn't get better on the second time around?" Everybody keeps making the same stupid mistakes over and over again. And we keep seeing our friends make the same stupid mistakes, but we keep doing them anyway.
    ratanxon November 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentDon't talk on the phone while you're on your bike!
    thitheron June 28, 2012   Link

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