Digging Through the Dirt

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A gray-haired man takes his tea by the window.
He's writing a letter of apology to the one he loves,
and he's saying all the wrong things.
Godspeed, old man,
at least you're trying.

I'm trying to tune out the couple at the next table
who seem to be madly enamored.
Well, all lovers are crazy
Who in their right mind would ever do this to themselves?

When it's not enough to wonder why
We're digging holes for love and get buried alive
Oh, stop me here I'm done

I want to run, but I've barely touched my coffee
and the world outside seems to be standing still
My pen keeps moving
Plates and mugs are nothing but props and scenery

Writing all of my secrets with no hint of who I'm thinking of,
while counting one-sided conversations
in the wrong space and time
This is what I get for obsessing, I guess

We've been digging through the night and nothing's found
We're running out of dirt and solid ground
Oh, stop me here I'm done

And it's not enough to wonder why
If we keep digging these holes, we'll never get out
Oh, stop me here I'm done

Something else has taken over
Changing everything we used to know
Forgetting everyone we used to love
It's dropped our eyes and slouched our shoulders
Changing everything we used to know
Forgetting everyone we used to love

Stop me here I'm done.

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from Complications, released March 30, 2013
Jack Byrne - Voice, Guitar, Piano

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