"The Bones Of You" as written by George Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward, Ira Gershwin, Guy Edward John Garvey, Craig Lee Potter, Mark Potter, Peter James Turner and Richard Barry Jupp....
So I'm there charging around with a juggernaut brow
Overdraft, speeches and deadlines to make
Cramming commitments like cats in a sack
Telephone burn and a purposeful gait

When out of a doorway
The tentacles stretch of a song that I know
And the world moves in slow-mo
Straight to my head like the first cigarette of the day

And it's you and it's me
And we're sleeping through the day
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away

Do I have time? A man of my caliber stood in the street
Like a sleepwalking teenager I know
And I dealt with this years ago
I took a hammer to every memento

But image on image like beads on a rosary
Pulled through my head as the music takes hold
And the sickener hits, I can work till I break
But I love the bones of you that I will never escape

And it's you and it's me
And we're sleeping through the day
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away

And I can't move my arm
For the fear that you will wake
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away

And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away

And it's you and it's me
And we're sleeping through the day
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away


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"The Bones of You" as written by Dorothy Heyward Craig Lee Potter

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    General Commenti can't believe no one's commented on this yet!
    this is probably my all-time favorite heartbreaking song. it's probably not easy to relate to specifically for many people, but the message is still there. when someone you love walks out of your life, the distance can feel like three thousand miles and the time can feel like five years. loving the memory of a person can make them seem even farther away.
    echoromeoindiaon April 28, 2011   Link

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