And in some altered state
Thought that I was seeing clearly.
I'd been reading Phillip Larkin,
And had not been to bed early.
I'd not spoken to her in days.

I looked up from my job of washing the apples,
To discover her in tears.
You know I think I cheered real loud.
It seems that she found herself a dead mouse,
Its head all mangled up in a trap.
And maybe I should not have laughed
So hard.

She took this to mean that I could not love her.
Yes I know that I should have held her,
And not made matters worse,
By getting all uptight.
By getting angry.
By staying up all night,
And slowly becoming wild.

And in this altered state
I believed we could be happy,
And this is when she left me.
The trap sprung around my head;
I blamed the authors by my bed.
And thus I failed to learn my lesson,
And it took me until the next one
Before I'd use a humane mouse trap instead.

Lyrics submitted by JonR

Dead Mouse Diary song meanings
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