Chasing my excuses to the end of the night
Tried to make a friend, but it ended with a fight
I don't know why, and I don't know when
But my keys have found a way to lock me out again

Sleeping on the subway in my interview tie
Wander through the rain, sit and wonder why
I haven't got a plan, I haven't got a clue
I've only got one lonely thing that's gonna see me through

I got my little black ache (What you got?)
I got my little black ache (What you got?)
I got my little black ache (What you got?)
My little black ache won't fade

Lovely little girl, crowded little place
I swear on this old Bible that I've never seen her face
She talks like I know what she's talking about
Somewhere there's a door that's got to let me out

Hello, sleepless soul I'm a'passing on the street
Know that like me you only rest on your feet
I know I had some friends, I can almost hear their names
Now I got one lonely thing and no one left to blame

I got my little black ache...


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Little Black Ache Lyrics as written by Justin Rice Christian Rudder

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    about loneliness and alienation and incessant drive to suceed. any thoughts?

    tunemaster30on December 07, 2006   Link
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    i think little black ache is that consistent, aching feeling you feel inside of you (something like depression) that you can just wallow in. it's not a sharp pain, its just an ache, but you feel comfortable with it. i definitely think alienation and loneliness figure into it. but when all else fails, he has his little black ache.

    fursoftasfuron December 21, 2006   Link
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    I think fursoftasfur has hit it on the nose, or at least for me. The little black ache that's always lurking in the back of your mind, in the back of your life. The little black ache that's always there to "comfort" you when you've lost everything else, and is more than happy to let you wallow in it.

    pawdraigon March 30, 2011   Link

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