You could love this
It's just a little word
You take it out on occasion
When it's necessary

We could believe this
And lead our hearts astray
Still there are some that say
It doesn't matter anyway

So stay down if you fall
Or find it so unnecessary
To think big or walk tall
You understand me
But to the contrary

We could annul this
Such a dirty world
You leave me now
For an invasion

That's more than temporary
If we could live here
And play the part today
Still there'd be some who'd say
Nothing matters anyway

So stay down if you fall
I find it so unnecessary
To think thin and talk small
True understanding

Never seemed to carry
Another blow to the head
We could learn to play dead
And fill in the blank

We could achieve bliss
If we start today
Or we could play dead
And learn to take it instead
Another blow to the head

And you can fill in the blank
I find it so unnecessary
To fill in the blank
The answer's always temporary

Fill in the blank
Up close, beauty is far from scary
Can't fill in the blank


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Fill in the Blank Lyrics as written by Elvis Costello

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    General Commentanother beautiful song by jimmie's chicken shack. no one really knows what the word is hes singing about so he lets you make it up yourself and thats what makes it so emotional.
    asilbaby23on May 19, 2002   Link
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    My Opinionthis song touches on that part of a relationship where that one word will fix everything. one of the people involved holds this word higher than the other. the problem is the lesser party doesn't realize this word is the center of everything. what that word is, we'll never know..
    faithnopattonon January 05, 2012   Link

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