It's bad timing and me
We find a lot of things out this way
And there's you
A little black cloud in a dress
The temptation
To take the precious things we have apart
To see how they work
Must be resisted for they never fit together again

If this is rain let it fall on me and drown me
If these are tears let them fall

Must I paint you a picture
About the way that I feel?
You know my love for you is strong, girl
You know my love for you is real

It took a short walk and a talk
To change the rules of engagement
While you searched frantically for reverse
And them claiming
That virtue never tested is no virtue at all
And so I lost my ignorance
And now the bells across the river chime out your name
I look across to them again

Must I paint you a picture
About the way that I feel?
You know my love for you is strong, girl
You know my love for you is real

All your friends said come down
It will never fly
And on that imperfect day
We threw it all away
Crisis after crisis
With such intensity
This would never happen if we lived by the sea

Most important decisions in life
Are made between two people in bed
I found that out at my expense
And when I see you
You just turn around and walk away like we never met
Oh we used to be so brave

I dreamt the world stopped turning as we climbed the hill
I dreamt impossible dreams that we were lovers still

Must I paint you a picture
About the way that I feel?
You know my love for you is strong, girl
You know my love for you is real
(repeat to end)


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    General CommentI think the song is about a relationship with a guy and a girl who are just friends and how he wants to tell her how he really feels. At least that's how I took it.

    The temptation
    To take the precious things we have apart
    To see how they work
    Must be resisted for they never fit together again

    They get along really well as friends and he knows that once you go down that road it's incredibly hard for it to be the same as it once was. He does all the things he thinks he needs to do to convey to her that he has feelings beyond friendship for her but she still doesn't get it so he asks, "Must I paint you a picture"

    Ugh, this song makes me sick it's how I feel and was told never ever so it's really hard to listen to.

    anessenon November 10, 2009   Link

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