i can't find you
stay where you are
i'm in the dark
stay where you are

(i'm alright
i feel fine
you're my life
i'm alright)

she's dead if you want and that's me if you want
stuffed in the corner "little girl lost"
it's me if you want but it's not what i want
i want to burn up the place
set it on fire
i claw and i scratch i beg and i scream
i just need you to save me this last time

she's back because she wants to not be contained
i can't tell the truth i can't speak this way

you can't find me
you're in the dark
i'm right here
stay where you are


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  • +1
    General CommentOK, this is how the song actually goes (I think?). If it's in parenthesis ( ) it's Carrie's part.

    I can't find you
    Stay where you are
    I'm in the dark
    Stay where you are

    I'm Alright...
    I feel fine...
    You're my life...
    I'm alright...

    (She's dead if you want and that's me if you want
    stuffed in the corner, "little girl lost"
    and I claw and I scratch and I beg and I scream
    I just need you to save me one last time
    It's me if you want but its not what I want
    I wanna burn up the place
    Set it on fire
    And she's bad cause she wants to not be contained
    Can't tell the truth, can't speak this way)

    You can't find me
    You're in the dark
    I'm right here
    Stay where you are

    ...

    (She's dead if you want and it's me if you want
    stuffed in the corner, "little girl lost"
    I claw and I scratch and I beg and I scream
    And I just need you to save me one last time
    It's me if you want but it's not what I want
    I wanna burn up the place
    set it on fire
    And she's bad cause she wants to set things on fire
    I can't talk the truth I can't speak this way)

    (It's where, its where
    where you are
    I'm where I'm where
    where you are)

    ...

    (She's dead if you want and its me if you want
    stuffed in the corner, "little girl lost"
    Iclaw and I scratch and I beg and I scream
    I just need you to save me this time
    It's me if you want but its not what I want
    I wanna burn up the place
    Set it on fire
    And she's bad cause she wants to not be contained
    I can't tell the truth I won't speak your way)
    SGK531on February 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are all wrong.
    CoolKSJon June 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song, its about a person not changing themselves, staying where they are
    dejavulaon August 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song is an example of what Carrie describes in her book as the interplay between her and Corin's approaches to songwriting. Corin is direct, describing the seeking, the continuous reevaluation and redefinition, asking for a level of stability and telling Carrie “You're my life.”

    Carrie breaks the narrative apart, explaining why she, in fact, can't stay still, in vague and descriptive language. “It's me if you want but it's not what I want.” It's a shared journey of unrest and rage, but Corin's request for stability anchors the song and transforms what would otherwise be a blind rush into destruction into a song about love not fully reciprocated.
    rosemariexon August 24, 2016   Link

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