So I'm running down 5th avenue, headed south
I'm going to get you that ring I've been thinking about
I hope that you will like it, I know that you'll like it
I know that you've got your necklace and braclets
So it's different, I'm different
I know that you're different
And it doesn't make a difference
Our differences differ, cause it makes us the same
and I needed the change to call you that day
I tried to get you that ring, i said
"Baby, it's Jerry, my cell phone was dead
I need you, I'm freezing, my cheeks are rose-red"
So you came to my rescue and kissed my cold lips
You said, "baby, I'm here, please don't miss me like this"
But I did , and I do, and I will and I wont
Settle for my bed that's increasingly cold
I dream every night that you're biting my wrists
New Orleans and vampires, I miss you like this
and I did.

I met you at a party, you grabbed me and smiled
You knew me from class, I fell for you like a child
It was just an accident, I don't know what happened
Next thing I knew, we were kissing and laughing
And I took you to dinner, and we danced in my kitchen
And we tried to be quiet when Lauren knew we were kissing
We partied real hard and stayed up till dawn
Having the best you-know-what all day long
Remember when Kevin walked in on us drunk?
Then he messed up his car, man, that party was fun
I loved watching you play your piano and violin
And you loved it when I tried to sing you to bed
You said, "Baby, oh baby! Please sing me to sleep!"
And I tried and I tried not to slip out of key
But I did, like I do, so I'd stop to kiss you
But you were already asleep, and I'd laugh cause it's cute
I miss you

Elliott Smith was right when he said
"nobody broke 'my' heart", yeah I broke my own
Cause I can't finish what I start
Don't leave me, Don't leave me
The bronx is my coffin, and you are my chocolate
put kisses in my pocket
Alligator, alligators, all covered in orange
Biting my fingernails while you dream of New Orleans
Well, for kissing in taxi cabs, romance in resteraunts;
For eating home made dinners that took me to long;
For your dark hair, dark eyes, and all your surprises;
For the way that I run, and Clark Kent
I've decided that I want you to be happy with whatever you do
And wherever you are, I'll be thinking of you
I'm sorry I'm an asshole, I said things I don't mean
Thank you for everything, I'll miss you, Lizzie G.
And I do.

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  • +1
    General Commentamazing. im surprised there are hardly any comments for this song!
    aperfectsonnet 70x7on October 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'Elliott Smith was right when he said
    "nobody broke 'my' heart", yeah I broke my own
    Cause I can't finish what I start'

    Best line on the album.

    One of Jerrys favourite songs is 'Bankrupt on Selling' by Modest Mouse, anyone notice the similarities? Still both brilliant songs though
    coup__d_etaton July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEasily my favourite song in the album.
    It's mostly to do with Jerry coming to terms with, and accepting, the end of his relationship with lizzy g, hence beginning the end to the interlude of Jerry's memories of lizzy
    Jobo&TheFullEffecton August 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHas been playing for hours straight on my computer.. amazing song
    kohschooleyon November 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe end lyrics are the best.
    specially since he put together orange and New Orleans.
    I love it!
    DeadHazzyon March 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTrophy Scars, is genius.
    paigeraquelon May 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow
    i love this song
    it's amazing.
    daystoforgeton May 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song made me cry , so beautiful , more than beautiful and amazin ! It's wonderful beautiful amazing unique heavenly ! It shows me i should go for the ONE i love , to tell her how much she means to me ! Trophy Scars KICK ROCKZ !
    ALostDudeon June 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbeauty beauty beauty
    you can tell this really came straight from the heart in his voice
    cassaleechon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone else think he sounds like Conor Oberst in the beginning?
    redXscareon June 28, 2007   Link

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