Take care not to hurt yourself
Beware of the need for help
You might need too much
And people are such

Take care
Please, take care

Some people read idea books
And some people have pretty looks
But if your eyes are wide
And all words aside

This sounds a bit like goodbye
In a way it is, I guess
As I leave your side
I've taken the air

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    General CommentWow. I love both the original version of this song and the Yo La Tengo cover version. They both are endearing.

    This one has an incredible shambolic feel to it and that's its charm.

    If I didn't have the Ryko version of Third/Sister Lovers, I'd say this is a great way to end the album.
    elwyn5150on June 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentagreed. yo la tengo end summer sun with this track. it works very nicely.
    bokaon February 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWas a great ending for Third/Sister Lovers, as a warning to not fall into the emotional/business traps that Chilton was ensnared in. An entreat to take it easy and not let life get you down, told in a shambolic way. It's sad but has hope for the future.
    mrpieeateron October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was "ideal books" but I guess "idea books" makes sense
    waltzon November 06, 2007   Link

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