I stumbled out of bed
I got ready for the struggle
I smoked a cigarette
And I tightened up my gut

I said this can't be me
Must be my double
And I can't forget
And I can't forget

I can't forget but I don't remember what
I'm burning up the road
I'm heading down to Phoenix
I got this old address

Of someone that I knew
It was high and fine and free
Oh you should've seen us
And I can't forget

And I can't forget
I can't forget but I don't remember who
I'll be there today with a big bouquet of cactus
I've got this rig that runs, runs on memory

And I promise, cross my heart they'll never catch us
But if they do just tell 'em it was me
I've loved you all my life
And that's how I want to end it

The summer's almost gone
And winter's tuning up
The summer's gone but a lot goes on forever
And I can't forget

I can't forget
I can't forget, but I don't remember what

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I Can't Forget Lyrics as written by Leonard Cohen

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    General Commentgreat leonard cohen cover. the pixies had a tendancy to cover really great songs.
    oidimedon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah my mom actualy showed me this song, and i really liked it, so i listened to the leneard cohen version and i like this much much more. and, also, even though its a cover, and somehow they manage to do this with all of their covers, its still amazingly orginal.
    pixiestickson April 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfrickin awesome song,
    possibly means something about a guy about to go venturing out on something daring and he's anxious about it?
    anyone have an other thoughts about what this song is about
    icantforgeton January 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWord, oidimed! One of the best covers ever!!!
    CrackityJoneson August 09, 2010   Link

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