sold a penny to the railroad
nothing gained and nothing lost
kept it underneath the pillow
and sent it out to you for your thoughts
will you hold it close to your heart
or will you lose it the same day
will you throw it in the well
to gently wish me away
do you really want me here
do you really want me to stay
do you really want me gone
do you really want to wish me away
the television glow will keep you
safe and warm when you're alone
and you won't be frightened by
ghosts of birds that fly around the room
and terrorize you flying
im wide awake now
you're sound asleep now
and these valiums are finally kicking in
i can feel it under my skin
i can feel your breath on my breath
i can feel your heart on my arm
i can see the glow in the room
i can see the hummingbird fly away
now i can feel your weight in my arms
i can feel this weight on my heart
do you really want me to stay
do you really want me to go away
im wide awake now
you're sound asleep now

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The Ghost Of A Dead Hummingbird Flying Around The Room song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentwidexeyes,

    I registered just for this comment... I know the feeling that you're talking about... and I still feel it too, even still now, after all these years...
    notimefornameon January 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment11 years later... I miss you. x
    widexeyeson August 02, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReminds me of someone amazing. "Now i can feel the weight in my arms, i can feel this weight on my heart", i love that part, totally reminds me of what i'm feeling with this person at the moment. Makes me just want to reach out and give them the biggest hug.
    widexeyeson April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeh, I still feel that.
    widexeyeson January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstill?
    Roundaboutxon July 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEven still now. x
    widexeyeson October 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always used to skip this song but recently i sat down and actually listened to it and i'm so glad. one of my favorites now.
    sidelineson March 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnotimeforname,
    Your comment made me smile. It's nice to know someone's feeling the same way as me. Nearly 4 years on and I still feel it, maybe now more than ever.
    widexeyeson March 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMe too, widexeyes.
    This is one of my favourite tracks on You Should Be at Home Here
    inkaon May 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment5 years, and nothing ever changes. x
    widexeyeson May 20, 2009   Link

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