I wish you'd just ask me about mercury,
so I could answer truthfully.
Singing startles the night and the night is over.
South of the South Dakota border.
The moon is hunting you, and I'm hunting you too.
It's not as though you can go to heaven at night.
It's not as though you can go in the daylight.
It's not as though anything will be all right, "all right."
So why do you stay alive when you're left to die?
I swear I never tried to try;
never tried to run down the waterfall to watch you fall.

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Run Down the Waterfall Lyrics as written by David S Von Bohlen Daniel John Didier

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General Commentoh wow...haha...this is how i feel about one of my ex bf's. i like the last part..."i sweare i never tried to try; never tried to run down the waterfall to watch you fall". thats so perfect.
    TheBrokenHeartedon June 24, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think the line "So why do you stay alive when you're left to die?" is about how an ex can linger in your mind for so long, when all he wants is to be gone and it is still there.
    sean7711on May 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentalso to correct a lyric, it's "it's not so true" instead of "it's not as though"
    sean7711on August 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song. this album doesn't get much notice...
    BearsAndBeetson May 23, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI thought the lyrics were incorrect too at first, but that's actually how they are printed on the insert. So at some point after he wrote it, he probably started to modify it so it sounded better or had a better flow and just never changed them for the artwork. I like the word choices in the recorded version better. Amazing song.

    Inserts can be found on the Joan of Arc website
    poopturtleon February 13, 2012   Link

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