My folks they left the TV on
I was falling in love years before I ever met someone
Like a prayer you don't expect an answer
Though you ask for one

Assured my love would come along
Like some rare bird and only I would recognize its' song
Like the actress I'd seen on the television
With the stage lights on

What I found was a gamble
You threw yourself in with me
Made a cross and you lit a candle

But we were only strangers cornered in a dark room
Projecting slides of cozy lives on the wall
And in the light I thought I saw you
Or was it nothing at all

Of everyone I ever knew
I'm giving it all to you
And asking everything in return
I have nothing left to lose
I'll get it back through you
I'll take your offer

Each time I wake I'm still alive
Outlived my expiration date, imagine my surprise
A backwards take on the book of Job
His life was a wager and mine's a joke
Give him what he wants, he will never know
He's tied up trying to let himself go

Of everyone I ever knew
I've gotten used to you
I've grown attached to you being here
Of everyone I ever knew
I learned to count on you
As my own fingers

Of everyone I ever knew
I've gotten close to you
I've grown attached to you being here
Of everyone I ever knew
I learned to count on you
As my own fingers


Lyrics submitted by SimonZaius, edited by broman2, ryderbudde, rabbitheartedkid, theactualme

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    Song MeaningThe writer, spent a significant time alone during his childhood. The song is about a boy, who's spent in recovery is left to watch television. It describes an infatuation with a television celebrity. You can both feel the pain of isolation, and the dangers of a "Created reality" or "Prosthetic love" that arises from this.
    mrdennmannon July 05, 2015   Link

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