It's cloudy in the west, it looks like rain

My eyes are black holes and I'm burning away

You slaughtered your loving man, killed him in his sleep

The blood and crying of your murder simply stains your sheets

Now, you're a ghost on the highway

Your gesture is meaningless

You're lost to the living men

Trailing souls to the end

You thought winning as a woman meant failing as a friend

It is not an art statement to drown a few passionate men

You made yourself a diamond to blind young men's eyes

You claim because they want your shine, they deserve to walk the line

You're a ghost on the highway

Your gesture is meaningless

You're lost forever to the living men

Trailing souls to the end

Yes, I would give you my love

So my soul would not starve

But, it could never move the honest rock

Of what you really are

You're a ghost on the highway

You're like straw and meaningless

I hate you, but I love you

I'll carry that to the end

If I ever lie with you again, I pray I do not sleep

If I ever closed my eyes again, I'd realize what you are to me

You are simply a liar, an animal who bluffs and steals

Until you become a bigger creature's meal

You're a ghost on the highway

Your trash and meaningless

I hate you, but I love you

I'll carry that to the end

You're lost on the highway

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    i agree. definitely about the literal love/hate with a woman. he knows she is no good in fact he has seen first hand what she has done to previous lovers and he cannot help but be added to the list.
    mr.von September 09, 2008   Link
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    About a Femme Fatale? But I think all the talk of her killing people is symbolic. It's more about how she slaughters the souls of her lovers when she leaves them. And although Jeffrey Lee knows that she is this Femme Fatale character, he has to constantly remind himself about it. The heart probably tells him the opposite. ("I hate you but i love you", "If I ever close my eyes again, I'd realize what you are to me") And in the end, he also feels sorry for her, she is "lost on the highway".
    Another_Planeton March 13, 2007   Link

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