I would sleep better on your floor than I would ever in my bed
And if your carpet makes my face itch, it'd still be heaven in my head
I would play more than just three cords if it's a song that you might like,
And I am not very good, but I would practice every night

And she said, "Sometimes things just don't work out the way you want them to
Sometimes things just don't work out. It's better me than it is you
Sometimes things just don't work out the way they should flow through
Sometimes things just don't work you. It's better me than it is you"

She said, "Break your neck, and I will love you like a bird that cannot fly. You will be fine"
And she said, "Break your neck, and I will love you every night. You will be mine"

I would stop doing all those things the doctor tells me not to do
But I don't think he understands, I do all of these things for you
And you've got gold plastic on your shelf that they gave to everybody else
And you can say it says your name, but I don't think that that would help

And she said, "Sometimes things just don't work out the way you want them to.
Sometimes things just don't work out. It's better me than it is you
Sometimes things just don't work out the way they should flow through
Sometimes things just don't work you. It's better me than it is you"

"Break your neck, and I will love you like a bird that cannot fly. You will be fine"
And she said, "Break your neck, and I will love you every night. You will be mine"

And today we could do something that we woulda never do before
And today we could do something never do before
And today we could do something that we would've never done before
Done before, done before


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher, edited by wolfsmouth

Jim Bogart song meanings
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    My InterpretationI feel like this song is about feeling comfort in another person. Loving someone so much that you are bettered by them. "I would sleep better on your floor than I wold ever in my bed".

    But that person may not in turn feel the same way as illustrates by the lyrics "sometimes things jus don't work out the way you want them to".

    They want to care for their love like an injured animal, "break your neck and I will love you like a bird that cannot fly".

    Loving someone more than they love you. Teenage love.
    amy_-_on June 11, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI interpret it as a song about a friend he has always loved but never fully gone for. He's stuck in his want for her.

    The line about "And she said, "Break your neck, and I will love you every night. You will be mine" makes me think about unhealthy love. Like she will love him only as a victim, someone that is wounded and she has to safe or help.
    emmakienzleon June 11, 2015   Link

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