"All These Things" as written by and Allen Toussaint....
I promise that I won't fall down.
I promise that I won't skin my knee.
Like you promised you'd always be around.
To take good care of me.

And I remember.
You standing behind that white picket fence with a white peaked face.
Trying hard to embrace my youth.
Before it escapes.
Before it's too late.
Clutching the fence she said.

How have I hurt you.
What have I done.
Did I desert you.
Or spite with my tongue.
Was I too eager.
Or love you too much.
I love you too much.

And now that I'm all grown.
I'm feeling so alone.
Why have you brought me here.
You say all these things I say.
But it's not the same.
I'm feeling so alone today. alone and numb.

I'll ice my thoughts.
I'll ice my mind for now.

It's not your fault.
You did what you could do.
For this I will love you for always.
You hold my heart and my tiny hand.

Thank you for all these things


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"All These Things" as written by Allen Toussaint

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    General Commentthis song is so sweet
    emoTHUG55on May 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentso sweet...but not sweet like sugar...=/.
    Simplisticdreamson May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:'( i love this song and BENTON FALLS
    dougieon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"clutching the fence she said. how have i hurt you. what have i done. did i desert you. or spite with my tongue. was i too eager. or love you too much. i love you too much"

    Best Chorus Ever! So Emotional!
    MyLastDayson September 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentawesome song, awesome band!
    fighting starlighton September 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGo deep elm, this label rocks. ANYONE have the lyrics to angel on hiatus???
    shortgirl_05on September 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti can't breathe while listening to benton falls. amazing.
    thisgirlcankillon March 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentso amazing....
    savexmyxdayon April 20, 2003   Link
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    General Commentat first i thought this was about his mom or something, but i think it's about a old girl friend. the part "and now that i'm all grown" is about how much he's changed and what he's gone through after they broke up. i dunno... that's just what i get out of it....
    LowFatBreastMilkon April 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentat first i thought this was about his mom or something, but i think it's about a old girl friend. the part "and now that i'm all grown" is about how much he's changed and what he's gone through after they broke up. i dunno... that's just what i get out of it....
    LowFatBreastMilkon April 23, 2003   Link

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