Friday, April 14, 2006

hit the switch - lyrics by bright eyes

i'm staring out into that vacuum again,
from the back porch of my mind
the only thing that's alive
i'm all there is

and i start attacking my vodka
stab the ice with my straw
my eyes have turned red as stop-lights
you seem ready to walk
you know i'll call you eventually
when i want to talk
till then you're invisible

coz there's this switch that gets hit
and it all stops making sense
in the middle of drinks maybe the fifth or the sixth
i'm completely alone at a table of friends
i feel nothing for them
i feel nothing

i need a break from the city again
i think i'll ship myself back west
i got a friend there she says, "hey anytime."

unless the offer's expired
i have been less than frequent
she's under no obligation to indulge every whim
and i'm so ungrateful
i take
she gives and forgives
and i keep forgetting it

and each morning she wakes with a dream to describe
something lovely that bloomed in her beautiful mind
i say, i'll trade you one for two nightmares of mine
i have some where i die
i have some where we all die

i'm thinking of quitting drinking again
i know i've said that a couple of times
and i'm always changing my mind

i guess i am
but there's this burn in my stomach
and there's this pain in my side
and when i kneel at the toilet
and the morning's clean light
pours in through the window
sometimes i pray i don't die
i'm a goddamn hypocrite

but then night rolls around
and it all starts making sense
there is no right way or wrong way
you just have to live
and so i do what i do and at least i exist
what could mean more than this?
what would mean more?
mean more...


Blogger Bobby said...

you just have to live

yep yep

sometimes there's more, I guess, sometimes there's less

April 14, 2006 10:41 AM  

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