i saw your picture today on a card
i tried so hard
to remember that smiling face you placed
on my prince's pillow in that broken down car
last summer
you sang to me so beautifully
you were promised to me like a ring to a tree
but you cut it all off and
that's what kills me

pilot of lies
who sat at the bat while i sat home and cried
your hands were not tied
you knew exactly where to hide
and hitch a ride
to
one two three
caliFORnia

"now honey i'm so sorry
if i whistle hollywood happy
look where it gets me."

you show so painfully long
but i sat and stared as if nothing was wrong
as for the songs
the beauty is there
but the grace car's gone

and i don't want to be a part
of music vs. the heart.
we all stay in tune
we all swear it's true

(without going overhead or upperhanded jests just fly by more time to get to know you and less of me, you can't buy my time)


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    General Commentall i know is that i love the part with the harmonics and the "i dont want to be a part...". awesome.
    oodoiloveyouon March 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe song starts out with Bob Nanna's typical introspection of some dead relationship which is well written but a little overdone. However, the song ends with three statements that I think the writer takes very seriously:
    I don't want to be a part of music verses the heart.
    We all stay in tune.
    We all swear it's true.
    I think he's talking about scenes here. I'm not quite sure what exactly about, but I think it is very profound whatever it is.
    mschwabon December 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI would suggest that the music-vs-heart thing implies a conflict between the writer's need to write songs and his desire for a stable, normal relationship. It's likely that, especially for music like Braid's, that one would encroach on the other... no?
    NewSkinon April 30, 2010   Link
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    General Comment... More importantly, CALIFOOOORNIAAAAAAAAAA
    NewSkinon April 30, 2010   Link

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