i tried leaving you at home
but every thought returns to you
my head it seems to roam
no matter what i do

you know it's late right now
and every song sings of us
i guess these singers know somehow
and my life they must discuss
but i left the pictures of you behind
because i didn't want to dwell on you
but even the streets speak your name out here
and last nights movie too

the mountains now in the rearview
as the tired road creeps on and on
perhaps i'll leave you in colorado
with this monday morning fog

but the pictures await me back home
and there the streets whisper, whisper your name
escape it seems impossible sometimes
and i'm the one to blame


I tried leaving you behind
but you wouldn't stay

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    General Commenthe wants to forget her, but he can't. or more than that, he feels like he needs to forget her because their relationship won't work for some reason.

    this is about what it's like to leave someone. literally. to pick up and leave so that you can get your mind on something else and clear your head. but when you have loved someone the way that he loves her, he hears their story everywhere - whether it's in a song on the radio, in a movie you saw, or just out in the rest of the world.

    "even the streets they speak your name out here" - could be a couple different things. at first, i thought about what it's like when you think you hear someone say your name but you don't know them, and they weren't calling you. sometimes when you're thinking about someone, you hear their name all the time.. just because you're so focused on them.

    another possibility is that the road reminds him of her... maybe he is driving a familiar route that they used to take. or maybe he just sees her in other people that he comes in contact with out on "the streets". like i said before, when someone is on your mind, you see them everywhere... even if they're nowhere around.

    and bonus - he has to go home sometime. and all the pictures of her are waiting for him there.
    *MadeForThis*on October 09, 2007   Link

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