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A Thousand Stitches Around My Heart

There's the memory of an apartment
I see her packing up the boxes
Turned away from me so she can cry

I try to find the right words
Only stumble over bottles
That we emptied when we made love last right

Andi fall and they all shatter
try to say that it just doesn't matter
But when look at myself
lean see that I'm cut up pretty bad

And it's her smile I can't believe
Yeah, she's sitting there laughing at me
As I lie there bleeding in the bottle caps and beer

How bout giving me a hand I say
She lights another cigarette
Sits there in the chair with a damn funny look on her face

I want to tell her how I fell
But I'm so thirsty for a beer
That every word sounds like an empty raiding around in a case

And I fall and it all shatters
I try to say that it just doesn't matter
But when I look at myself
I can see I'm cut up pretty bad

And she's sitting smiling at looking at me
Maybe wondering how much more I'll bleed
Maybe wondering why she wasted so many good years

There's an image stuck in my mind
I see her picking up the phone
Calling some guy named honey
Come get her outside

And I'm lying there in all that glass
Wondering how I'ln gonna kick his ass
And the last thing I know is her
Telling me to have a nice life

And I fall and it all shatters
I try to say that it just doesn't matter
But I can see that I'm cut up pretty bad

And all these years done nothing for me
I got scars that you just can't see
And I drink every night to forget

The 1000 stitches around my heart