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It's the tearing sound of love-notes
Drowning out these gray stained windows
And the view outside is sterile
And I'm only two cubes down
I'd photocopy all the things that we could be
If you took the time to notice me
But you can't now, I don't blame you
And it's not your fault that no one ever does

[Chorus:]
But you don't work here anymore
It's just a vacant 3 by 4
And they might fill your place
A temporary stand-in for your face
This happens all the time
And I can't help but think I'll die alone

So I'll spend my time with strangers
A condition and it's terminal
In this water-cooler romance
And it's coming to a close
We could be in the park and dancing by a tree
Kicking over blades we see
Or a dark beach with a black view
And pin-pricks in the velvet catch our fall

But you don't work here anymore
It's just a vacant 3 by 4
And they might fill your place
A temporary stand-in for your face
This happens all the time
And I can't help but think I'll die alone

[Chorus]

I know you don't work here anymore [x6]

Sometimes I think I'll die alone, sometimes I think I'll die alone
Sometimes I think I'll die alone, live and breathe and die alone
Sometimes I think I'll die alone, sometimes I think I'll die alone
Sometimes I think I'll die alone, I'd think I'd love to die alone

Just take
I think I'd love to die
Me down
I think I'd love to die
Just take
I think I'd love to die
Me down
I think I'd love to die alone [x4]
Live and breathe and die alone
I think I'd love to die alone [x2]

I think I'd love to die alone



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  • GoOd_GuRl_BaD
    +4
    GoOd_GuRl_BaDSep 8, 2008 at 6:12 am
    "It's the tearing sound of love-notes" Ok so that's the love letters..thats are tearing..hurting him.
    "Drowning out these gray stained windows" He's using the colour gray to paint a image of his emotions,I loved the stained bit..indicating that they werent always like this..windows are suppose to be breaks of opportunity hope and light..an exit if you will..but these are gray stained..so the most basic of things are not working.
    "And the view outside is sterile" Again, he's kind of reflecting on his hiding away from the outside..as if he's afraid.
    "And I'm only two cubes down" This personally gives me the image of one of those huge offices, with 100s of cubes..and even though she's so close and he see her all the time, their so far apart.
    "I'd photocopy all the things that we could be" He's obviously spent some time day dreaming and invisioning their future..he'll photocopy...so he writes these notes over and over..photocopy as in they'll all basically be the same- I love you. -Type of thing.
    "If you took the time to notice me/But you can't now, I don't blame you" He probally missed an opportunity and he's blaming himself. I say it didn't affect him until she moved jobs because it probally turned into one of thos things..o maybe tomorrow..and than a hundred tomorrows passed and he lost his chance.
    "And it's not your fault that no one ever does" Again reffering to his life as a series of dissapointments..low self esteem .
    "But you don't work here anymore/It's just a vacant 3 by 4" As in the size of the cubical.
  • Mrs_Schechter
    +1
    Mrs_SchechterJun 9, 2008 at 11:00 am
    He's obsessed with her
    She doesn't notice him
    He thinks he needs her but infact he doesn't but he still thinks without her hense the lyrics 'I think I'd love to die alone'
  • XXRepseVXX
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    XXRepseVXXDec 17, 2008 at 1:27 pm
    HE'S FALL IN LOVE WITH A GIRL BUT THE GIRL DOESN'T NOTICE THAT HE LIKES HER.SO HE DECIDED HE WILL DIE ALONE...

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