She kills, with foreign films, the emptiness of day to day
And I wait until the weekend comes
So I can clear this uselessness from my brain
I count the days until she arrives

Those precious minutes when she is mine
As we walk from my front door to her car
We are so close and alone
But that will disappear in a room filled with the warmth

Of others company
There is too much company
I hide my wounded pride and stare off into the other cars
If I could just speak the words to tell her

Exactly how I feel
I count the ways that I might say it
But I know that none of them will work because
She won't feel the same

I've come this far
But I can't go through with it because the truth would hurt
Too much
This hurts too much

She goes back to the west coast to drink in the sunshine
And I will stay here in these dead plains
And try to make a seed grow
And I would pray for rain

If I thought that that would help

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"A Few Minutes on Friday" as written by Conor Oberst Oberst

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    General Commentsince everybody else seems content being cliche and (sometimes) pathetic, i guess it's up to me to actually try to bring meaning to the words.

    this song is of course, about a girl conor cares about coming to town and how he anticipates her coming, but when she does come, they are joined by many people either at a party or some other social function. he wishes it was just him and her, and that he could put his feelings into words, but he knows it wouldn't matter or change anything if he could, so he lets her go, and return to the 'west coast' (in all likelyhood, california) while he stays with his feelings, not knowing what to do. your little interpretation for the night, kids.
    scycison January 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthank you scycis, while you didn't have to go about it in such a bitchy way, I do agree with you.
    rockstrNdisguiseon February 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song.
    stickingtosheetson July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow.. only one other person has commented on this great great song. Not one of my fave's but I like it
    NameTakenxoxon August 03, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"if i could just speak the words to tell her
    exactly how i feel
    i count the ways that i might say it
    but i know that none of them will work because
    she won't feel the same
    i've come this far
    but i can't go through with it because the truth would hurt
    too much"

    Match24on August 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI wish someone would sing this to me; excellent song.
    atarisemokidon April 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love conor oberst.
    drunkcatholickidon April 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentbright eyes is so wonderful
    xxemoxdorkxxon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti wish i could write like conor. his talent is amazing
    XnightingaleXon June 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this songs lyrics. i think everyone goes through something like this.
    i rockon October 17, 2004   Link

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