tired. he stood in line at the grocery store. a bottle of wine and nothing more. an empty apartment to go home to. it'd been that way since nineteen seventy-two. a line on his face for every year she'd missed. a scar on his arm for every time he tried to follow her. a tear in his eye for every day gone by. going home to no one and still you could hear him cry. if i brought you down. if i caused you to drown. he's sad like winter leaves. but she won't leave his mind tonight. he stares upon her picture on the wall. and then begins to cry. let it go. he wakes to the sunrise. a broken glass upon the floor. the salt dried upon his cheeks. we've seen this all before. let it go


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    General CommentA really great song written about a man who's wife/love had drowned. I especially like "...a scar on his arm for every time he'd tried to follow" showing weakness and brutal honesty is a Benton Falls' Specialty.
    chrisozon April 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis guys brilliant at telling a clear, heatbreaking story. this may be a guy hed seen on the street, a drunk who had lost his wife and then gone into a complete mental breakdown, pretty sad. great song the delivery is beautifull
    crazy jakeon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheartbreak made beautiful.
    thisgirlcankillon March 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentits so depressing, and i can really feel/relate to this song..
    T0nyinTrans1Ton June 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentSuch a sad, yet beautiful song. Very introspective and this is one of the many songs that makes me LOVE this band.
    hkmp5mp3on April 02, 2005   Link

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