Sometimes I wish we had a short term memory just enough to recognize each others face
It would be the same old stories but you're hanging onto every single word I have to say
And to the world I'm not that clever but you would stay with me forever
I'd keep your friends from reminding, reminding you to

Save yourself, leave me behind you would if you had half a mind
I'd tell you every day's your birthday and every gift I bring could be the same
Or how I stood beside you at a shotgun wedding and the child we once would love but never came
Hearing stories that were never you would stay with me forever

But I'd forget to make money and you'd forget to
Save yourself, leave me behind you would if you had half a mind (how vulnerable you are)
Write a note to remind you you would if you had half a mind (how effortless to stay together)

For these ties you may have severed now you'll stay with me forever
And so you write on your forehead, or better yet you engrave
So when you look in the mirror, well you won't forget to

Save yourself, leave me behind you would if you had half a mind (how vulnerable you are)
Write a note to remind you you would if you had half a mind (how effortless to stay together)

If we had no memory whatsoever we would stay right here forever


Lyrics submitted by black_cow_of_death

Half a Mind Lyrics as written by Brad Vander Ark A.j. Dunning

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    General CommentI love this song because I think it means that if we only had a memory for the good times and let the rough patches work themselves out and leave then life would be so much more enjoyable. Like she's gonna stay with him forever...but he wishes we only had short term memories or 'half a mind' so that anything unworthy of her could be left in the past so that they could dwell on the future.
    famouson June 12, 2002   Link

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