Said you'd found a way to end it peacefully
I remember finding shoes near the lake under a tree
And I'm sittin' on the shore
I thought I saw your charm float by
It doesn't matter now
'cause all you wanted to do was die

If only you'd stuck around
I never would have made a sound
But now you're on the ocean floor
And I've opened a brand new door
Brand new door

Swimming out to sea
Trying to find something else
While I'm skipping stones
And I'm listening to the shells
And I won't forget you
If someone else comes along

I found the words you wrote
But I would not dare to quote
My friends, the lines you amend
Like, "What's so bad about dying anyway?"

Swimming out to sea
Trying to find something else
While I'm skipping stones
And I'm listening to the shells
And I won't forget you
If someone else comes along
You'll always come to mind
Whenever I hear that song

The one about photographs
Sung by Ringo Starr
Especially in the chorus part
You always said, "Now, don't you start."

Don't you start, yeah yeah
Don't you start
Don't you start


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    General CommentI found the words you wrote
    But I would not dare to quote
    My friends, the lines you amend
    Like, "What's so bad about dying anyway?"

    -ok those lines right there, just the way Chris Murphy sings it, is one of the best things in music history. I just find it so beautiful, it sometimes gets me emotional. That's what music is about, and Sloan nails it.
    pinklemonadeon September 21, 2007   Link

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