Well you shouldn't doctor yourself
Well I pictured somebody else
Someone who looks like
What I look like

Would you say that the one of your dreams
Got in you and ripped out the seams
That's what I'd say
That's what I'd say

He was a sucker for your double dose
Motherfucker turned white as a ghost
Don't you say hi?
Don't you say hi?

With a broken sink for a face
And a head that just takes up space
He's not half right
He's not half right

It's already half past
And it won't last

I was sticking up for my friend
But there's nothing much to defend
It's a lost fight
It's a lost fight

'Cause when I talk to you on the phone
Well it's just like being alone
It's not half right
It's not half right


Lyrics submitted by Fenrir171, edited by goddamnboxes

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    General CommentI love this song so much
    it's one of my favorites...
    I could listen to it over and over

    my favorite lines are "would you say that the one of your dreams got in you and ripped out the seams? That's what I'd say.."
    how many times has that happened to just about everyone? People are shallow, empty-minded, and selfish.
    shellybeanon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe intro is gorgeously simple......
    and i love teh first line "Well you shouldn't doctor yourself"
    lost_in_twlighton June 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlovely intro, and the lyrics

    "'Cause when I talk to you on the phone
    Well it's just like being alone
    It's not half right
    It's not half right"

    hit me with speechlessness
    choose_starlight55on January 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful.
    ikefoxon February 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    giv_emhellkidon May 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit makes me kinda sick though at the thought that jimmy eat world covered this song
    giv_emhellkidon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe JEW cover sounds pretty much the same as the Heatmiser version, I don't know why it'd make you sick that they covered the song. They didn't butcher it or anything.
    theodoranton June 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjeeze guys, calm down.

    Be happy that the *ahem* "no talent scum" brought new people to appreciate heatmiser....sure it probably won't mean the same to them as it does to you, but does it ever??? for anyone?
    straylightrunon October 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me of my best friend. we drifted apart and it all just seemed to fall apart. I found this song via JEW.. and I'm really grateful to them for this.. So no bad words against them please. I also looked into the rest of heatmisers's stuff because of their covers and quotes in songs.. :)
    Awesome song.
    x
    Misplacedon December 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJEW is NOT "no talent scum", come to think of it, the band of which you are named after "Stray Light Run" Is no talent scum. Now that we've cleared that little problem up, This song seems to be about a friend of a rather brash guy that breaks the girl's heart and walks out on her, and so now shes crushed, hence the verse "Well it's just like being alone" she can't even speak to her friend anymore because of what his friend did to her. And the JEW version is also very beautiful, and Elliott Smith himself was a fan of some of JEWs earlier stuff, so stop the bashing.
    SVTristanon July 16, 2007   Link

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