I don't want to get over you
I guess I could take a sleeping pill
And sleep at will
And not have to go through what I go through
I guess I should take Prozac, right,
And just smile all night
At somebody new,
Somebody not too bright
But sweet and kind
Who would try to get you off my mind
I could leave this agony behind
Which is just what I'd do
If I wanted to,
But I don't want to get over you

Cause I don't want to get over love
I could listen to my therapist,
Pretend you don't exist
And not have to dream of what I dream of;
I could listen to all my friends
And go out again
And pretend it's enough,
Or I could make a career of being blue
I could dress in black and read Camus,
Smoke clove cigarettes and drink vermouth
Like I was 17
That would be a scream
But I don't want to get over you


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  • +6
    General Comment"--I could dress
    in black and read Camus, smoke clove cigarettes and drink
    vermouth like I was 17 that would be a scream " hilarious. fantastic song once again.
    maeweatheron December 18, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Commentfucking genius!
    high fidelityon December 09, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentStephen Merrit does it again. With the way he can set up a true-to-life scenario with few words and make you feel all the pain or elation he went experienced, I consider his songs bona fide poetry, right up there with the masters: Morrissey, Nick Drake, The Flaming Lips, and Neutral Milk Hotel. Just wonderful.
    hidispenseron February 07, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYou were not living, you were existing, then.
    a town like parison September 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm conflicted as to whether or not a hip-hop song would be cool coming from stephin merritt, but that'd be almost out of character..
    HyperGlitteron June 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I could leave this agony behind
    which is just what I'd do if I wanted to, but I don't
    want to get over you cause I don't want to get over love

    the feelin of being in love is so powerfull he doesn't want to quit, even though he's suffering so. love is his drug!

    I ADORE this song. and i don't wanna get over it!!
    charitoon June 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCause I don't want to get over love...

    &

    I could listen to all my friends
    And go out again
    And pretend it's enough....

    = favorite lines.
    eating_for_youon November 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentha - brilliant song. He just captures so much reality in words its alarming !
    shockdelicaon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe's amazing all right....i've never read any lyrics like his....they are so sex! :)
    freakeyguitargirl3on April 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe really manages to satirize every type of music, doesn't he?
    HyperGlitteron June 18, 2006   Link

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