I'm writing this to you in reverse
Someone better call a hearse
I can see it all from here
From just a few glimpses
Now that lightbulb's gone off
And it's pulling my wince
And now the lightbulb's gone off
I've seen it in your eyes
I've seen you blankly stare
And I wanna show you how I love you
But there's nothing there

I'm not standin' here!
Oh I'm not standin' here!
And I'm writing in reverse
I know it could be worse
I'm not standing here, I'm not standing here
(I'm not standing here, I'm not standing here)
(And I'm writing in reverse, I know it could be worse)
And I hear that famous song
And I hear that can't be wrong

No nothin' was planned
You just can't help yourself
Some people are so easily shuffled and dealt
If there's only one of us you truly felt
We're gettin' you raw
And it feels real good
Although only briefly
Like high school poppers would
Will you lose a bit of yourself?
Will you lose a bit of yourself?

I'm not standin' here!
Oh I'm not standin' here!
And I'm writing in reverse
I know it could be worse
I hear that famous song
And I hear that can't be wrong

All I know, is all I know,
Yes, all I know, is all I know
Is all I know

I'm writing this to you in reverse
Someone better call a hearse (woo! )
I can see it all from here
From just a few glimpses
Now that lightbulb's gone off
And it's pulling my wince
And now the lightbulb's gone off
I've seen it in your eyes
And there's nothing there
There's nothing there
I wanna show you how I love you
I can see you blankly stare


Lyrics submitted by ericzzz

"Written In Reverse" as written by Britt Daniel

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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    General CommentI like this new song a whole lot. I like the syncopated piano, the chorus and lyrics, but I haven't heard it enough to "get it" yet.

    I think the first two lines are really witty: I'm writting this to you in reverse/Somebody better call a herse

    I guess, to me, right now, it's about death, either the physical death of the singer "the lightbulb" being his lifeforce or the symbolic death of a love with the lightbulb being the love-light. But Hell, I don't know, I'm just getting aquainted with this song.
    LoserNo1on February 01, 2010   Link

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