"The Fact Remains" as written by and Juliana Hatfield....
I stayed until the Star Spangled Banner played
And I couldn't keep my eyes open
I stayed till the buds dried up and fell off on the table
And there was no hope of my saving them
Till the last levee broke and the floods came and washed away our home

Then it was over and I will never be the same
I finally wised up but the fact remains
I stayed too long

I stayed till the last of the bottles was empty
And whizzing by my head
I stayed till there was no more air in the room
And my tears no longer moved you
Till you lied and you lied
And you lied and you lied and you lied again

Then it was over and I will never be the same
I finally wised up but the fact remains
I stayed too long, I stayed too long

Next time maybe I will know how to walk away
With pride and grace and faith in myself
Knowing how the world works and the way that things change

Till you lied and you lied
And you lied and you lied and you lied again
Till you lied and you lied
And you lied and you lied and you lied again

Then it was over and I will never be the same
I finally wised up but the fact remains
I stayed too long

Then it was over and I will never be the same
I finally wised up but the fact remains
I stayed too long, I stayed too long



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"The Fact Remains" as written by Juliana Hatfield

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    General CommentI've never felt like Juliana Hatfield's lyrics were on par with her music (compare the lyrics of "For the Birds" with the complex melodies of the music), but I think this song is a home run. The entire album is about relationships, and this song is no different, describing someone who has remained in a relationship just a little too long.

    The metaphor she uses in this song describes someone who stays in a bar until closing time - the Star Spangled Banner is playing on the TV (kids may not pick up on that since cable TV is now 24x7), the "buds dried up" refers to empty Budweiser beer bottles that are being cleaned up. She then transitions this into her failed relationship.

    The amazing melodies makes this just a great song.
    rcs7825on August 27, 2013   Link

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