The kitchen is cold
But the coffee is warm
The sun is coming up
The day has just begun
And you are already bored

You're bored of cheering me up
Bored of calming me down
Bored of drying my eyes
But there was once a time when you were the one

You were the blue of the sky
You came after the storm
You were the switch on the wall
In the dark of the hall
That I'm still fumbling for

Because I'm lost in the black
I don't know where I am
I have my arms stretched out in front
And I'm calling your name just as loud as I can

And I know there's words that we will never speak
And the questions can't be answered easily
But I want it to be easy

So nod you head if the plans have changed
Shake it, love, if they've stayed the same
Smile at me and I will stay
Start to cry and I'll go away
Just, please
Don't leave me guessing

So you made me come
Then you sent me away
Like a messenger bird
So I circled the earth
Blown away in the wind
But I always returned

With some new little song
Some sad story to tell
Of a brief love affair
With a girl I compared to you
And she failed

You said you don't want me to beg
Then said "Get down on your knees,"
'Cause you knew that I would
If I'd do any good
Satisfying your needs

And I know all about those things we cannot speak
And just so you know, well
They don't bother me
So you don't have to be worried

Just nod your head if the plans have changed
Shake it, love, if they've stayed the same
Smile at me and I will stay
Start to cry and I'll go away
Just, please
Don't keep me waiting

Just nod your head if your mind's been changed
Shake it, love, if some hope remains
Just say the word and of course I'll stay
Roll you eyes and I'll go away
Just, please
Don't leave me guessing
Just, please
Don't keep me waiting


Lyrics submitted by iddonuk, edited by Tara180h

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    General Commentokay all of you people who are putting down bright eyes don't know your shit obviously. conor oberst is a genius. i would love to see you guys write music half as good. his lyrics are beautiful cause he is a gifted poet and i commend him. and i think his voice rocks!! his shivering voice is unique. every band i hear sounds exactly the same.. and for him to write all this music on his own, i think that says a lot. i think songmeanings should remove this song off the list, not because there is anything bad about this song - in fact it is wonderful - but shitty people don't even deserve to hear him because he is way too good for people who listen to pink and avril lavigne..
    negatyve you rock.. i agree with everything you say
    iLoveSavesTheDayon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWow, no comments on this song yet? This has got to be the most beautifully written love song in the history of music. Lines like "you were the switch on the wall, in the dark of the hall, i'm still fumbling for" just really bring out Conor's ability to make the most vivid of comparisons to the feelings he is trying to convey. And anyone who has been in a failing relationship can relate to the chorus in this song, His lyrics are simple and down to earth and so beautifully worded. I suggest everyone pick this up on cd. It's on Bright Eyes' new EP "Their is No Beginning to the Story"
    negatyveon June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment=D
    dr.jacobon June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWOW...i havent heard it yet...does the music do it justice...there is nothing more tragic then finding a beautifully written song that is ruined by the music itself...

    The lyrics to this song are beautifully written though...maybe i will be brave and download it..
    serendipity625on June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentevery bright eyes song is beautifully written...conor is a musical genius, he can't help it
    negatyveon June 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti definitely agree. i need to pick up the new record. i'm surprised to see this song in the top 5 viewed. it's about time conor starts getting more recognition.
    backupdorkon June 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell im grateful...i tried to download it...but i cant find it anywhere
    serendipity625on June 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSomeone obviously has no conception of well written lyrics. But hey, not everyone respects musical genius. But then again...that post is coming from someone who likes Pink, New Found Glory, and Avril Lavigne...so,in my mind, it can be completely disregaurded as pure idiocy
    negatyveon June 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthometown.aol.com/revolutionismine/ as if from thazt view , and it carries on, almost looked like a book when I readf it over, .. then I rea dit again.. r, careful spy birds, camera eye, human into a biordy, and the hydrolic wingsm, why don;t you peo;e fly yet, what are you ignorant? WHen I get yoru $ I;ll make your shit
    RevolutionIsMineon June 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentcan we please get bright eyes off that lame list?
    iamthemafiaon June 29, 2002   Link

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