Monday, November 9, 2009

Better Put

Go on Ahead

You go on ahead, honey
You have a good time there
You make me feel funny
I'm no ordinary lover or friend

I believe we have things to do
I believe in myself and I believe in you
I believe when I sleep you are near to me
When you sleep I am near to you

You walk out of the room with your hands so deep in your pockets, I don't
Recognize you
You say you're a ghost in our house and I realize I do think I see through you

You go on ahead, honey
You have a good time there
You make me feel funny
I'm no ordinary lover or friend


It's a death in our love that has brought us here
It's a birth that has changed our lives
It's a place that I hope we'll be leaving soon
And I fear for the year in his eyes

And it goes around in circles: one night is lovely, the next is brutal
And you and I are in way over our heads with this one, it's hard
To admit it, but you hold me and I can't feel you
We hurt but we smile
I promise I'll make it back when the summer has warmed me awhile

You go on ahead, honey
You have a good time there
You make me feel funny
I'm no ordinary lover or friend

I believe we have things to do
I believe in myself and I believe in you
I believe when I sleep you are near to me
When you sleep I am near to you

Liz Phair

6 comments:

Existential Waitress said...

You're right. It's hard to put it better than that.

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

i love me some liz. great post

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

Yes yes Liz rocks!

ellemabelle said...

dig it... and morever the pics of you and bug. They make me smile:)

Megan said...

Thank you so much for quoting Liz Phair! I really think I have had too little of her in my life since high school. And I say this with no sort of belittling. I so love her.

Amie said...

Hey Megan, so much of the music of my teenage angst seems to suit my midlife angst even better. Sadly, I've grown up into the lyrics.