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An old man gave me a tip he said
"Don't waste your time with politics" he said
"Just chase skirts instead"
"Life is too short, and your almost dead" he said
"I met a woman once, I gave her my best shot"
"But never did I talk and talk and talk"
"If I had her back, I'd be as real as my age"
"I so don't blame them, I wouldn't do the same"
"But I can blame them, I'd Sing her this"

And you want to be dressed in poetry
But imagery doesn't fit
And you want resizing
But darling dear get a grip

And I think what I just wrote is going over my head
I'm stealing lines from myself
And what I said was never said
It's just a lyrical lie
Made up in my mind

And you want to be dressed in poetry
But imagery doesn't fit
And you want resizing
But darling dear get a grip

You're moving but not aware
You're drowsy without a care
Except keeping your whites behind your lids
And your lids are your best canvas
I can only imagine what your painting, what your painting
And your body on my mattress is proof
And your makeup on my pillow is proof
But do you think I am telling you the truth

It's just a lyrical lie
Made up in my mind

And you want to be dressed in poetry
But imagery doesn't fit
And you want resizing
But darling dear, get a grip

And you want to be dressed in poetry
But imagery doesn't fit
And you want resizing
But darling dear, get a grip



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    haaaiEMJAYJun 25, 2009 at 8:26 pm
    such a goood song! : )

    Esther92 said it perfectly. he's singing about how he wished to have said something to a girl, but didn't.
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    Esther92Aug 20, 2008 at 7:19 pm
    I think he's singing about wishing he had said something to a girl that he didn't say, thinking things could have been different if he had. Kind of a weird but awesome song.

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