"When We Two Parted" as written by and Richard Mccollum Greg Dulli....
Baby, I see you've made yourself all sick again
Didn't I do a good job of pretending?
Baby, you're saying that the victim doesn't want it to end
Good. I get to dress up and play the assassin again
It's my favorite

It's got personality
I should have seen this shit coming down the hall
Every night I spent in that bed with you facing the wall
If I could have only once heard you scream

To say you were alive
Instead of watching you abandoning yourself

Baby, you can open your eyes now
And please allow me to present you with a clue
If I inflict the pain
Then baby only I can comfort you, yeah

Out of the night we come
And into the night we go
If it starts to hurt you
Then you have to say so


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"When We Two Parted" as written by Richard Mccollum Greg Dulli

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    General Commentcover of the afghan whigs song by the same name. go pick up the afghan whigs album "gentlemen" at your local record store. the version on the album will BLOW YOU AWAY. seriously, i love the guk and the na's but i have to say that the afghan whigs are amazing and much more talented than the musicians in the aforementioned bands.
    myeyesareopenon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song. i love it...i was laying in bed thinking about it one time. hahah...
    stargazer00on July 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so cool i dont know wat its about but it sounds gud.
    sambo28on September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDoes this song have anything to do with Lord Byron's poem, When We Two Parted? Great peom, not-so-bad song.
    Shirelleon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics to this song are amazing. i'd pick out a a few great lines, but then i might as well copy the whole song.
    shelbyzon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdudes, this is one of the best songs in the world!
    good stuff, good stuff...
    keep 'em comingon March 31, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI should have seen this shit coming down the hall
    every night I spent in that bed with you facing the wall
    if I could have only once heard you scream
    to say you were alive
    instead of watching you abandoning yourself

    this song reminds me of a old friend i had, we were so close and he was just going to hell with me aaround, i eventualy had to let go ...hence "if I inflict the pain
    then baby only I can comfort you" i thought if i was causing all of the shat, that mabee i can fix it ...we both got emotionaly damaged in the end
    i am just n o ton June 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commenta boy put it on a mix tape for my sister that found it's way into my car: the only song that caught my attention, and did it. i guessed it was matt pryor's voice but only just now found out the name of the song. brilliant, brilliant, moving, beautiful, brilliant.
    yellowstaron October 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentto me...it sounds like a guy is in a relationship with a girl who has no self esteem. and that guy is probably pretty emotionally abusive, he might not intend to be so abusive to the girl but he can't help it because of his own weakness. and becuase she wont say anything it keeps building up to a point where she breaks down. then he realizes what hes done for the moment, apologizes and comforts her, and then the cycle resumes.

    i've been that guy and this song makes me cry every time i hear it.
    goreelslowon December 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits track number 10 not number 9
    MeMoRieon November 21, 2006   Link

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