Girl behind the screen, the movie I seem to see is hardly there
The glass contacts in my eyes make it hard to focus
When you step out on the floor your dress is swaying in the piano
The fabric of your invisible body is being sewn
The fabric of your invisible body is being sewn with music

Kaite, will you come true for me?
Come by sometime when I'm awake
Everyone else just lies to me
They say you’re a dream
Will you step into the light from the screen
So that I can make your shape?
You don’t need to tell me anything
Because I know what you mean

Girl, open in the window, let the air and the music inside your room
Turn off the TV, stretch your body out as far as it goes
The plants you nurtured are all beaming and growing in gratitude
The ones forgotten have all withered and they’re black as coal
They’re black now, woman
The ones forgotten have all withered and they’re black as coal

Kaite, will you come true for me?
Come by sometime when I’m awake
Everyone else just lies to me
They say you’re a dream
Will you step into the light from the screen
So that I can make out your shape?
You don’t need to tell me anything
Because I know what you mean

The rain shall come
And corpses become roses
There’s a hidden beauty finding its way out of everything

Kaite, will you come true for me?
Come by sometime when I’m awake
Everyone else just lies to me
They say you’re a dream
Will you step into the light from the screen
So that I can make out your shape?
You don’t need to tell me anything
Because I know what you mean

Just hold your tongue
Don’t be so quick to curse them
There’s a hidden beauty finding its way out of everyone

Kaite, will you come true for me?
Come by sometime when I’m awake
Everyone else just lies to me
They say you’re a dream
Will you step into the light from the screen
So that I can make out your shape?
You don’t need to tell me anything
Because I know what you mean


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    General Commentthis is a great song. these lyrics are wrong, though..
    what does this song mean?
    is he talking about a girl he loves, but can't have?
    or, my friend brought up the interesting idea that she is entirely in his imagination...
    although, on Lifted, a Bright Eyes album (they are on the same record label, Saddle Creek), in the credits, there is someone named Kaite Murphy. Kaite isn't a popular name... is he just using this girl's name to give his imaginary perfect lover a name?
    the idea that she is imaginary seems most likely, because he says:
    Kaite will you come true for me
    Come buy some time while I'm awake
    Everyone else just lies to me
    They say you're a dream

    When he's awake, meaning every time he has seen her is when he's asleep. and he also describes her as being invisible, etc.
    -=TiedToTheTracks=-on March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song. these lyrics are wrong, though..
    what does this song mean?
    is he talking about a girl he loves, but can't have?
    or, my friend brought up the interesting idea that she is entirely in his imagination...
    although, on Lifted, a Bright Eyes album (they are on the same record label, Saddle Creek), in the credits, there is someone named Kaite Murphy. Kaite isn't a popular name... is he just using this girl's name to give his imaginary perfect lover a name?
    the idea that she is imaginary seems most likely, because he says:
    Kaite will you come true for me
    Come buy some time while I'm awake
    Everyone else just lies to me
    They say you're a dream

    When he's awake, meaning every time he has seen her is when he's asleep. and he also describes her as being invisible, etc.
    -=TiedToTheTracks=-on March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBright Eyes does this song too...or Son, Ambulance never did it and it was mistakenly put under their lyrics. Oh well, Son, Ambulance is better for the most part anyway.
    like you meant iton March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song is about his ex-girlfriend and dealing with change in relationships. it's really nicely done.
    justanotheron March 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBright Eyes never covered this song: it was put on the Bright Eyes/Son, Ambulance split CD "Oh, Holy Fools."
    Irishred516on March 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you downloaded this off a p2p program, it was probably under the artist of Bright Eyes. This song is on a Bright Eyes/Son, Ambulance split called "Oh, holy fools" which I highly suggest picking up. Conor sounds nothing like Joe Knapp.
    LoXishon March 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthe lyric "the rain shall come/and corpses become roses/there's a hidden beauty finding it's way out of everything" was such a special lyric to me while my grandfather was dying. This is one of a handful of truly special songs that i have heard.
    woodwellon May 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song could mean just being lonely and wanting someone to love you. Wanting them to come true or actually be real, and he seems to want to stop wishing for the right person for himself and that they'd just be real.
    Devo2234on July 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust to let everyone who was curious about the actual meaning of the song know..

    it's a song written about joe's high school sweetheart. they broke up after he got another girl pregnant and this song sort of shows how he tried to make her fit into his new life but failed.
    stalling04on May 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwow,he got a girl pregnant?
    its like a fucking soap oprea,straight out of Omaha..
    promisexkepton January 29, 2005   Link

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