I am held together by clothes pins and tension,
A wealth of odds and ends
I'm dazzling like the neon street sign
Hiccuping off and on again all night long
I've got magazine friends
And enough jealousy to lose them all

And I know this has all been said before

I shed what escape my fiction provided
I lived a lifetime inside of my shelter
And thought it about time to see outside
And I believed it was easy,
Stupidly thought I could just get up and walk away

(Chorus 2x)

I've got illness hugging me like skin
and I'll sweat it clean until I can taste the oxygen

(Chorus 3x)

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    General CommentThis is by far one of my favorite nathanson songs. He is so intense when he sings/plays it on his 12-string.

    It's about his past relationships with women, and how they all end the same way. The same old bullshit is said, and heartbreak ensures.
    hookedupphaton May 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentamen hookedupphat.
    JDSalingeron February 11, 2005   Link

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