I want to cut off all my hair
And go out walkin' in the cold
Carve myself a new hole
And talk just like before
I want to starve myself of blankets
And sleep here on the floor
Oh god don't let this be love

Stop calling me your lover
We'll stop talking on the phone
'Cause such a pretty voice
Just makes me miss the dial tone
So I'm gonna rip out my own heart
Who so clearly has betrayed
My quest for being lonely and my
Promise of the same

Well if I had a choice
And I'm only partly sure I do
I'd gather all my things and I'd
Leave town and I'd leave you
Take up a residence
Just off the coast and
Drown a year or two
Oh god don't let this be love

And if winter fell upon you
Well I'd be outside in the snow
Not thinkin' about your red hat
No not missin' you at all
I'd light up a new bad habit
Start talking in the night
If I ever thought of you I'd say
Well I still think I was right

Well the bird at my new window
Soon be outside my new door
Askin' me for flowers
And of what had come before
And I'd do my best to tell her
That I ain't never been in love
But god I ain't so sure

So I took to writing postcards
Send greetings from the coast
It's a shame I lost your address
'Cause I'm sure by now you've moved
Now I'll never get the chance to see
Your new home up in flames
Well if I had a match then you'd be
Certain that would change

Lyrics submitted by Schaedenfreude, edited by elphames

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    General CommentSorry, just a few corrections to my own lyrics:
    -"so clearly as betrayed" should be "who so clearly has betrayed"
    -"back up to a residence" should be "take up a residence"
    -"i'd start up a new bad habit" should be "i'd light up a new bad habit"
    -"and the whore to come before" should be "and of what had come before"
    Schaedenfreudeon December 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentamazing
    lovebite_on June 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI didn't get the bit at the very end about wanting to see her house up in flames; perhaps he blames her for making him fall in love?
    Cyberghoston August 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis shit is fucked. lets just resist the one thing that makes the world go
    furryfionaon November 10, 2010   Link

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