Pull the final splinters
Of missing picture winters
You have to give yourself a break
What's the fascination
With lovers at the station
You have to tear yourself away

The dream again nobody understands
Walking through the long grass on your hands
It's not a job to do today
Sleep it off

Words to make her stay: you said
Leave me and the plants die
A panic smile across your face
Corrugated brow line
The hissing bitter punchline
Call when you can tie your lace

You rule my world my brother
You rule my world compare


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Not a Job Lyrics as written by Guy Edward John Garvey Craig Lee Potter

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis song, i think, is about a man who can't get over a girl. He must have written this right after a break-up with his girlfreind, and is lovesick. I do notice that whoever wrote these lyrics missed the lines in the background before "You rule my world...", there should be something else. I can't quite decipher them myself, but it sounds like he's saying "kissing in the porch light" over and over again, or maybe "he sings in the porch lamp", or "she stands in a porch light", I don't know. It wouldn't make very much since, but I can't think of anything else he's saying.
    Phrogexon June 10, 2004   Link

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