me and martha plimpton in an elevator
her golden labrador
kissed my index finger
two in the morning
summer saturated
i'd been drinking and
it'd been raining

and it felt so strange
cuz i didn't know what to say
and when she smiled i turned away

but that's so like me
timid self conscious crippling
she seemed so friendly and
i must've seemed uninteresting
soaked from walking and
smelled like boozed and cigarettes
i stood there listening
to her light breathing

and i wanted to say
that i really loved her films
and i wanted to make her laugh
and smile but i stood still

i managed to mutter hello
her eyes shining in the fancy elevator lights
i stood awkwardly hands fluttering
the doors parted and she said goodnight to me

and her voice was like a song
tht wouldn't leave my head
and i thought martha i'm running on empty
and i couldn't help but think
i'd missed another chance to live
but isn't that the way it always is


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    General Commentthis song is me in a nutshell. minus the drinking and smoking. but the way he can't manage to say anything no matter how much he wants to...that's me
    xporcelainhopexon April 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentNice song,

    Just reminds me of all those times you've wished you had taken the chance but we cut down by our "timid self conscious"
    Josion April 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy current favorite song my LA. About Martha Plimpton (obviously) the obscure 80's actress (Running on Empty). Did this encounter really happen...somebody? Did the Golden Labrador take a duke?
    DennyBon August 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite lawrence arms song, talk about relating to lyrics.
    napalmon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite lawrence arms song, talk about relating to lyrics.
    napalmon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOne of my favorite Larry Arms songs ever. It perfectly describes one moment in time, that's indicative to where your life is at the time, about not having the guts to be the kind of person you want to be.
    ikickedagirlon December 14, 2009   Link

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