Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Bright Eyes – The Joy In Forgetting / The Joy In Acceptance lyrics

There is a cat in the window of the house of my lover.
Well she sleeps there alone now
Or perhaps with another but I try not to think about
I try not to think at all.
I get cocaine from this girl I met
And my brother buys me alcohol.
And I stay up all night walking
Through these houses I have grown to hate
And my parents ask if I'm all
Right I say "I've just been staying up too late."
I need to sleep. I
Need to do something to get this awful weight up off my chest and keep
Her pretty ghost from chasing me
You say there are spaces open and
Belive me there's days longer than nights.
And you could be happy
If only you'd try but you don't try. You don't try.
And you speak of a
Fever that burns you inside. As you explain to your mother how you
Have wanted to die. So she kisses your fingers and says "My Darling
But why? When there is so much more. There is so much more. Do you
Know there are spaces open and wide. Believe me, there are days longer
Than nights. And you will be happy the minute you try. So won't you
Try? Won't you try? "

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct


      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.



      [an error occurred while processing the directive]