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Poor little rose, beaten by the rain
In the wind in the gale, thunder and the hail
Sometimes I feel like I'm going insane
Without the numbness or the pain, so intense to feel
Especially now it added up through the years
And I, I taught myself how to grow
Without any love and now it's poisoned in the rain
I taught myself how to grow
Now I'm crooked on the outside, inside's broke
I taught myself I to grow old

Most of the time I got nothing to say
When I do it's nothing and nobody's there to listen anyway
I know I'm probably better off this way
I just listen to the voices on the TV 'til I'm tired
My eyes grow heavy and I fade away

'Cause I, I taught myself how to grow
Without any love and now it's poisoned in the rain
I taught myself how to grow
'Til I was broken on the outside
I taught myself how to grow
Without any love and now it's poisoned in the rain
I taught myself how to grow
'Til I was crooked on the outside, inside's caved
Crooked on the outside, inside's caved
Crooked on the outside, inside's caved
I taught myself how to grow old



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    TofuMar 15, 2009 at 10:32 pm
    I love this song. It's one of his best and one of my favourites. The loneliness is so beautifully conveyed "Most of the time I got nothing to say, when I do it's nothing and no body's there to listen anyway...Till I was broken on the outside, inside's caved". To find no real sustainable connection outside one's self, that one collapse's inward for refuge.

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