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(Berry/Buck/Mills/Stipe)



Readying to bury your father and your mother,
What did you think when you lost another?
I used to wonder why did you bother,
Distanced from one, blind to the other?

Listen here, my sister and my brother
What would you care if you lost the other?
I always wonder why did we bother,
Distanced from one, deaf to the other

(chorus)
Oh, oh, but sweetness follows

It's these little things, they can pull you under
Live your life filled with joy and wonder
I always knew this altogether thunder
Was lost in our little lives

(repeat chorus 3x)

It's these little things, they can pull you under
Live your life filled with joy and thunder
Yeah, yeah, we were altogether
Lost in our little lives

Oh, oh, ah

(repeat chorus)

Oh, oh, oh, oh, but sweetness follows



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  • U
    UnregisteredJun 23, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    This speaks to the vanity of people, that they try to hide and discard their origin and more vulnerable days, even when it comes in form of family. They want to remake themselves and all too often it results in putting those who know our true identity far away.

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