"I'm Still Here" as written by and Kathleen Brennan Tom Waits....
You haven't looked at me that way in years
You dreamed me up and left me here
How long was I dreaming for
What was it you wanted me for

You haven't looked at me that way in years
Your watch has stopped and the pond is clear
Someone turn the lights back off
I'll love you til all time is gone

You haven't looked at me that way in years
But I'm still here


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"I'm Still Here" as written by Thomas Alan Waits Kathleen Brennan

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    General CommentThese lyrics are wrong - it's "someone turn the lights back ON", not "off". Please correct!
    This is one of my favourite songs.
    allautumnon October 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is from Alice, and it's about Alice, after she was written/created and she feels left behind. The first time I heard this song it was really late at night, I was alone, and drunk, and I sobbed and sobbed. It's so pretty and sad.
    AnnieLSUon February 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is truly beautiful i think it's about a mans devotion to and love for his lifelong 1 it tugs my heartstrings makes me wonder where me and april will be years from now
    trust*on October 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is quite simply, a masterpiece...
    srbillingeron February 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI felt like I had already heard this song when I first heard it.
    gweepson July 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was the same way, this song sounds so familiar and still new.
    ikefoxon September 24, 2006   Link
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    My OpinionI can only hope to one day have someone feel about me the way Tom feels about Alice in this song.
    theblissfultoneson July 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI can admit to being really skeptical and not wanting to believe that this was about Alice, seeing as the album seems to be just a collection of unrequited love songs with Alice in Wonderland being the recurring theme (ok. Not all of them. I'd hardly call Kommienezuspadt a love song, hah.) but it just makes so much sense, grrrrr. It makes so much sense and it's such a good concept, the fact that she's grown up and he's lost interest, it's so clever. I really liked the Alzheimers idea though. It's just, all the references, 'you dreamed me up', like the character Alice, and then ohhhh this song is so beautiful. What an awful/incoherent comment. Never mind.
    cactuschildon April 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is Alice's reply to the speaker in the title song of the album. He sings his love to Alice, he's entranced... but years later when the pond is clear and time is no longer an issue, she waits, but he seems to have forgotten her.
    Scarlettingon April 21, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe it is a dream. He wanders back to the pond, only to see Alice's apparition speaking to him the words he longs to hear.
    evan164676on February 06, 2015   Link

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