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You wait for a silence
I wait for a word
Lying next to your frame
Girl unobserved
You change your position
You're changing me
Casting these shadows
Where they shouldn't be

We're interrupted
By the heat of the sun
Trying to prevent
What's already begun
You're just a body
I can smell your skin
And when I feel it
You're wearing thin

But I've got a plan
Why don't you be the artist
And make me out of clay?
Why don't you be the writer
Decide the words I say?
Cause I'd rather pretend
I'll still be there at the end
Only it's too hard to ask
Won't you try to help me?

Sat on your sofa
It's all broken springs
This isn't the place for
Those violin strings
I try out a smile
And I aim it at you
You must have missed it
You always do

But I've got a plan
Why don't you be the artist
And make me out of clay?
Why don't you be the writer
Decide the words I say?
Cause I'd rather pretend
I'll still be there at the end
Only it's too hard to ask
Won't you try to help me?

You wait
I wait
Casting shadows
Interrupted

You wait
I wait
Casting shadows
Interrupted

You wait
I wait
Casting shadows
Interrupted

You wait
I wait
Casting shadows

Why don't you be the artist
And make me out of clay?
Why don't you be the writer
Decide the words I say?
Cause I'd rather pretend
I'll still be there at the end
Only it's too hard to ask
Won't you try to help me?
Won't you try to help me?
Won't you try to help me?



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  • U
    UnregisteredSep 4, 2012 at 7:56 pm
    She thinks that the boy who she is in a relationship with is changing who she is. And not in a good way. She wants to be the same as she was before they were together.
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 7, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    To me it sounds like two people at that awkward stage where one wants to take their relationship to the next level more than the other. The line about "casting intrupted shadows" means they're sitting apart and aren't close enough to cast one shadow. It sounds like both are waiting for a singal from the other to heat things up. ;)
  • U
    UnregisteredMar 5, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    I think it shows the compassion between two people who love one other and they are saying that when one is one thing, the other is the other. As forrest gump says, "like peas and carrots"

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