"The Darker Days of Me and Him" as written by and Polly Jean Harvey....
Promises promises
I'm feeling burned
You taught me a lesson
I didn't want to learn

Why did I come here
Please tell me again
Why did you ask me
Don't say you forget

I long for I long for
I long for my home
I long for a land where
No man was ever known

With no neuroses
And no psychoses
No psychoanalysis
And no sadness

I pick up the pieces
And carry on somehow
Tape the broken parts together
Limp this love around

Limp this love around...

Promises promises
I'm feeling burned
You taught me a lesson
I didn't want to learn


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    General Comment"Tape the broken parts together
    Limp this love around"

    Just brilliant.
    patreznoron March 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome break-up song. Love the line "You taught me a lesson I didn't want to learn"
    missmeon February 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPj is one of my favorite artists. In this particular one it's obvious she's feeling drained from a relationship, but I think a lot of her lyrics (at least the ones on relationships) seem to generalize the feeling shes had from several past relationships not just one. The overall feeling coming out of all of them is a sense of there being a reason for her needing to have gone through them "you taught me a lesson i didn't want to learn" but now that she realizes that she wants to just pick up and be in something that isn't so emotionally exhausting.

    "With no neuroses
    And no psychoses
    No psychoanalysis
    And no sadness"

    "tape the broken parts together, limp this love around" is one of my favorite lyrics when expressing trying to make something work that just isn't meant to be.

    Jenettamoonon March 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has always spoken to me on a very personal level. Uh Huh Her was released when I was living across the country with a significant other. The relationship had turned to a nightmare and I was stranded there for about a month before I could return home. For me that whole album holds a lot of those painful memories, but this song in particular felt like it was just for me at that time.
    scrimshawon June 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis a great track - sounds like a lou reed riff on the guitar - very nice...
    TheDirgeon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenther "please leave quietly" dvd version of this is awsome!
    tennisluvr71on March 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentIncredibly powerful song. "Limp this love around" is exactly what I'm having to do now. PJ harvey is just amazing. So few words, says so much.
    kittyhawk1on March 27, 2015   Link
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    General CommentIncorporates a lot of the little-girl/mama relationship references on the album in her longing for home. Seems like a broken prayer for heaven.
    _ellieon May 03, 2006   Link

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