Please pick me up on my long walk back home
Give me something to eat, for I’m weak to my bones,
Hold me tight in your arms, give me glimmers of hope

Do not love me though
Do not love me though
Do not love me though

Let me lay in your bed, talk of things you don’t know
Take the clothes from my back, and make love to me slow
and you’re free to think of all you feel and let go

Do not tell me though
Do not tell me though
Do not tell me though

Introduce me to friends, make excuses for me
I will tug on your coat when I’m ready to leave
Please don’t let me stop you from thinking you are free

Don’t fall for me
Don’t fall for me
Do not fall for me

And when I get tired and eventually leave
I’ll get back on the road and I’ll leave you in peace.
And I won’t even look back as the tears hit your cheek

Please don’t look at me
Do not look at me
Don’t look at me


Lyrics submitted by januarywedding

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  • +1
    My InterpretationI believe this song is about a rebound. He is in need of being with someone right now - which is common after a break up - but is not ready to give love yet. Therefore, he doesn't want to receive love. He just wants things to be uncomplicated, he doesn't want this new person to fall in love with him, just take care of him. The "give me something to eat for I'm weak to my bones" could mean that he wants this person to nurture him with love and care, because he is empty from his previous, broken relationship. "Give me glimmers of hope" means that he wants to feel something, just a little bit.

    And he knows he will leave, and he feels awful about having strung this person along, while he cannot give that love back.
    elzaon December 16, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI see a sense of nomadic lifestyle, personally.

    I resonate with this song a lot because I have a similar lifestyle, and I have always found it difficult to stay in one place for too long, which makes relationships difficult "And when I get tired and eventually leave"

    Personally I think that he is just passing by, and he has someone that he is having a fling with, but he is warning them not to fall in love with him, not to develop feelings, to just keep it simple. He even encourages her and tells her, don't forget that you are free.
    Euphoriason July 30, 2014   Link

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