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Conversations haunt me
Like the body
That wouldn't sink.
If I could I'd take back
Some things that I have said.
I put a lot on you.
It was good for sympathy,
But the truth is that I was as bad.

So when I say nothing,
When I do nothing,
The things I sit with
Come flying out.
When I say nothing,
When I do nothing,
The things I sit with
Come flying out.

Try responsibility and not,
Not pacifism.
Don't take comfort in that you're damaged,
Just find a way,
Find a way to release the excess.
You'll find yourself better off.

When I say nothing,
When I do nothing,
All the things I sit with
Come flying out.
When I say nothing,
When I do nothing,
All the things I sit with
Come flying out.
When I say nothing,
When I do nothing,
All the things I sit with
Come flying out.
When I say nothing,
When I do nothing,
When I say nothing,
When I do nothing...

Jump in, don't slow down.
You don't think of me....
I won't retract what I've done for her,
On behalf, on behalf of her.
Don't take that away.
I won't deprive the time of it.
Someone said, "Take the past.
You're not a reactionary."
I never had it hard.
You held that to me,
As I wore enough
Perpetual happiness.


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    General CommentThis is my favorite osker song it really means a lot to me...too bad they broke up 8^/
    Somaliveon July 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh yeah and i think the song obviously means he did a lot for someone who he really cared for and they ended up treating him like shit. thats why he says "I won't retract what I've done for her, On behalf, on behalf of her."
    Somaliveon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEvery time someone mentions "Osker" I cry my eyes out. These guys were truly brilliant.
    Sepulchraveon May 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits so fucking amazing how devon can take so many aspects of life and put it all into a single song. this is the best example of how great of a songwriter the guy is.
    HANZmusteron March 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I never had it hard.
    You held that to me,
    As I wore enough
    Perpetual happiness."


    hmm... I always thought he was saying "you held that to me as a warrant of perpetual happiness" there. :shrug:
    80sixon June 26, 2006   Link

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