I never asked for answer
Only a fair shot
At what I thought was expected
From the heart
Yeah, you told me you had one
Do you remember that?
And you told me that I was worth it
Was it easy to forget that?

'Cause I don't forget anything
And it scares me half to death
I remember the color of the doorknob
That you used
Baby, when you left
When you left

You left me half-full
Half-full of emptiness
All bothered and bloodshot
Putting my hand to my head
And you smelled like denial
And my beer tasted like chalk
But I could hear the sound of your footsteps
Like a ticking pocket watch

'Cause I don't forget anything
And it scares me half to death
I remember the color of the doorknob
That you used
Baby, when you left
When you left

And you know that I never asked for love
Only a friend
And what I got
Was some kind of twisted figure of myself again
And I know that they say
You should see yourself in your lover's eyes
But I can see my soul, baby
And it makes me want to die

So now is not the time
To ask me to play
'Cause I can't seem to hold on
To any given day
So please just let me stand here
And sing this song
'Cause it's the only thing you ever gave me
And without it, I would drown

'Cause I don't forget anything
And it scares me half to death
I remember the color of the doorknob
That you used
Baby, when you left
When you left
When you left


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    General Commentto me this song is about someone building up a wall and deciding to end things with the narrator without even giving her a chance to talk it over or fix what they perceive as being wrong. they blame her for things they themselves actually started in the first place. she's left hurt and confused because she can't forget, and the person who has abandoned her acts as if they have erased her completely from their life without a second thought.

    Edited by delial on May 28 2008, at 02:19AM

    delialon June 28, 2006   Link

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