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Ben Folds – Mess lyrics

There was a time that i had nothing to explain
Oh, this mess i had made
But then things got complicated
My innocence has all but faded
Oh, this mess i have made

And i don't believe in god
So i can't be saved
All alone as i've learned to be
In this mess i have made

All the untested virtue
The things i said i'd never do
Least of all to you

I know he's kind and true
I know that he is good to you
He'll never care for you more than i do

But i don't believe in love
And i can't be changed
All alone as i've learned to be
In this mess
I have made the same mistakes
Over and over again

There are rooms in this house that i don't open any more
Dusty books of pictures on the floor

That she will never see
She'll never see that part of me
I want to be for her
What i could never be for you

But i don't believe in god
So i can't be saved
All alone as i've learned to be
In this mess i have made

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    My boyfriend is perfect- in almost everyway. I was so lonely for such a long time before I met him, and now he's 95% mr right. But he doesn't recognise my pain, doesn't know sensuality, the tale of human hope and regret told in a kiss, the depth of erotica. I miss the expression of my soul, like a huge part of me as if I was a rainbow and he only sees in black and white. I have resigned myself, I think i'll never find a 100%. I don't believe in love so I can't be saved. There's a psrt of my soul that is so lonely- will it be like this forever? Becasue he can't see that part of me. I feel as though I am laying foundations for a mess I have made.

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