I'm a long list with no time
Sunset panic on the street
Sugar and lightbulbs
The milk of kindness is behind us now
With all those stones in your coat
Did you think they wouldn't know?

The tea leaves of trashed sheets
Dirty needles and sweets
Zero to heaven in seven
A lifetime
A nanosecond
All the sand in your glass
Is going by so fast

The radio is playing our tune
I love it could you turn it down
The thought of you crying in my room
I miss you could you come around

When the night comes down
The world becomes a room
Under a microscope
With a labcoat and glue

I'm fixing this hole
With everything I knew

The music is making my head split
I love it could you turn it off
The thought of you is tearing me in two
I miss you could you come around

This list is what went right
Your name is written twice
We live like astronauts
And our missions never cross
The stakes are high
We're standing by

There used to be a hundred ways to put my arms around you
Every one seemed new
Natural and true
Perfecting loneliness
Til nothing's holding us
Consider earth
We could be the first

Lyrics submitted by jawbrokenrhymes, edited by ExtraFox

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    General CommentAwesome song, sounds a lot like Lemon Yellow Black in the beginning, but whos complaining, JTB rules
    Popper1777on August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgo chris, post them lyrics. long live JTB. if this song hints at what the new album will sound like; it's going to be fucking amazing.
    emoJustinon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI can't wait for this to come out... Musically the band is so far away from their first LP it's the best stuff I've listened to that's new this year. The lyrics are amazing as always.

    I love the part "this list is what went right/ your name is written twice."
    jawbrokenrhymeson August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentamazing, this song strikes a chord with me similar to how "in the Summer's when you know", and "sea of anemone". To everyone who knows what it is like to put everything you have into a relationship only to be left out in the cold and missing the brief time when love was new and exciting, this song is a tribute to you from the master of heart ache himself. simply amazing.
    FreakUnderGlasson August 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEvery time I hear the beginning of this song, I think I'm hearing "Lemon Yellow Black". Like Popper, I'm not complaining.

    The songs off of this album are much more polished (sound-wise) than those off of Orange Rhyming Dictionary...

    I love these guys.
    balalínon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentListened to this for the millionth time a few days ago. The lines 'With all those stones in your coat, Did you think they wouldn't know' made me think that the 'you' in this song has killed themsleves or at least want's to. I don't think this is a straight forward broken heart story anymore.
    ExtraFoxon November 18, 2014   Link

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