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The Avett Brothers – My Last Song To Jenny lyrics

Oh tell me please that I don't have to read between the lines
Hey this is me and you don't have to keep something heavy on your mind
Did you sleep?
Not a wink
Well neither did I

I've never been too good at readin' in between the lines
So babe spell it out but you don't have to shout when you're talking to me
Do you care?
Are you there?
Well neither am I

Don't lock your door everyone is poor between the lines
And I could never steal the sadness you feel when your changing you mind
Oh my dear
Can you hear?
Well neither can I

I want to live and I want you to live happy and free
But I don't know how to seperate the now from what used to be
Will you sleep?
Not a wink
Well neither will I

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    Matt LaCombe
    I believe the lyrics to be about a breakup, a long and hard breakup. Or maybe even not even dating and just wishing that they had. What I do know however is that Seth sings about jenny a lot in their first couple albums. I think he was trying to hold on to something that wasn't for a while and this is his last song to her saying that he is ready to move on no matter how hard it is.
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