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Why I Write Such Good Songs

from After Mathematics by Kleenex Girl Wonder

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Conceit stolen equally from Nietzsche and Woody Guthrie. Now you know!


The sweetest symphony is full of hot despair,
But soon enough, your racing mind forgets
A dance we had six years ago when we were young and scared,
And full of empty promises and threats.
So we complain about a place we've never been
And argue over pictures in a book
It always feels so incomplete
Another day, another street
Another sweet, uneasy look
I used to know just what I'd say if you confronted me
How come I can't remember now?
You ask why I write such good songs,
I think it's plain to see--
I have to let it out somehow.

No one can sing like me
And no one can play guitar like me and
No one says the things I say
And no one else ever feels this way
I can't explain myself
It would sound much better from someone else
But you chose me, and you were wrong
And that's why I write such good songs

In the time it takes to make one mistake
You're up and gone
And I'm so tired that I just watch you run
You always hide my evidence
And clean your snowflake fingerprints
Off the loaded barrel of my tongue
I can't ignore you anymore
But what else can I say
It seems absurd to argue now
I guess we should have kept in touch
Cause when you can't talk, you think too much
And it all builds up 'til it all comes out
When everything I try to say comes out so foolishly
I have no choice except to lie
So when I tell you that I hate the things you do to me
I wonder why I even try

(Chorus) x 2


from After Mathematics, released February 2, 2002
Graham Smith, Friedrich Nietzsche, Woodward Guthwrong


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