I’ve got words in my mouth
to make you stay
I’ve got hands in my pocket
to put on yours
but my hands remain
and I’ve nothing to offer
I shift my weight nervously

And you’re cross with crossed arms
and you look at my feet
and your ears are so eager
to take on my words
when I open my mouth
I just breath out
and shrug my shoulders

and I can hear, I can hear
all the words that I could say to you
and I can see I can see
that I’m falling from your grace
but I can’t stay I can’t stay
even though you built a world for me
and I can hear, I can hear
what others might have said

got a rock in my shoe
but I can’t be bothered
and I go to the movies
just to be in the dark
there were songs in my ears
but I can’t remember
how to sing them

and i walk by the trees
and they make me shiver
it’s as if they know
that I made you suffer
and if you disappear, disappear
when I look away

and I can hear, I can hear
all the words that I could say to you
and I can see I can see
that the words are falling from your mouth
but I can’t stay I can’t stay
even though you built a world for me
and you were good, you were good
your lip is quivering, mine’s not quivering

that’s not fair that’s not right
won’t you fight me fight me kick me down rightly
don’t be kind, don’t be gentile
your face is now a carved stone angel
and I can’t stay I can’t stay
our world has been annihilated
I can’t stay, I can’t stay
the sun got in my eyes
we never did make it to the lake


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The Lake song meanings
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