elephant

April 18, 2007

this has got to die.
this has got to stop –
this has got to lie down
with someone else on top.

you can keep me pinned;
it’s easier to tease,
but you can’t paint an elephant
quite as good as she.

and she may cry like a baby,
and she may drive me crazy,
’cause i am lately lonely.

so why’d you have to lie?
i take it i’m your crutch;
the pillow in your pillow case –
it’s easier to touch.

and when you think you’ve sinned,
do you fall upon your knees?
and do you sit within your picture?
do you still forget the breeze?

and she may rise, if i sing you down,
and she may wisely cling to the ground,
’cause i am lately horny
so why would she take me horny?

what’s the point of this song? or even singing?
you’ve already gone, why am i clinging?
well i could throw it out, and i could live without,
and i could do it all for you,
i could be strong!
tell me if you want me to lie,
’cause this has got to die

this has got to stop.
this has got to lie down, down
with someone else on top.

you can both keep me pinned
’cause it’s easier to tease,
but you can’t make me happy
quite as good as me.

[well, you know that’s a lie]

(Damien Rice)

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One Response to “elephant”


  1. Hm, this seems oddly relevant to me right now.


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