there's a whisper
I would like to breathe
Into your ear
But I'm too scared
To get that close
To you right now

There are dreams
We might have shared
And I still care
And I still love you
But you know how I've been untrue

In the beginning
We closed our eyes
Whenever we kissed
We were surprised
To find so much inside

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Pieholden Suite Lyrics as written by Jay Bennett Jeff Tweedy

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    General Commentthe song seems like its going back to front, which creates an air of hope by the end of it. even though its about an end of a relationship
    wilcokidon October 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentsigh... this is one of my favorite songs of theirs. the piano is great, it makes me imagine this green carpeted hallway, art deco-style hotel... i agree about the air of hope, the last verse is really touching.


    edit years later:

    For me, it's about a relationship that fell apart...and the narrator still holds feelings for the person he is singing to, but he's cheated on her, or just messed around a lot since they parted, and he's lamenting over the fact things can't go back to how they were, and he wishes they could. He seems to want to try to get past the bad parts no matter how hard it will be.

    Like I mentioned in my previous comment, I imagine this song to be taking place inside of a hotel room where these two people are seeing each other for the first time in years, and talking about the past...tying up loose ends, trying to tie them into a bow. It's so beautiful, nostalgic and melancholy.

    Edited by delial on January 2 2008, at 11:31PM

    delialon July 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentone of my favorites
    zacfooon April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs is mine.
    laurengrc08on May 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentme too ...
    sillybunnyon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe last verse is excellent. one of my favorite songs.
    macramebirdon April 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentanyone know what "pieholden suite" actually is or is referencing to?
    roman candleon May 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpie is sweet? holding pie is sweet? I dunno. is it an anagram?

    N D L H P S T I E O E U I E
    I can't see one. I think it'd be cool if it was an anagram.
    talflickon June 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite Wilco song. So lovely.
    a town like parison June 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits too good.
    seethesailboaton July 02, 2008   Link

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