lifeblood: songs: lyrics: learned it on me


there comes a time
eventually
when the cold black water goes under the bridge
so i say yes
we can meet up
it's been too long and life goes on and i can do this
you wanna thank me for everything you've learned
from what went wrong and how i paved the path for the corner that you've turned
and this is what you've learned
that what you lack from love is not a lack in someone else
and everyone has baggage to be carried
you learned that one plus one is one plus one it's never more or less
and once you finally got it you got married
i guess i should be happy i'm the course that set you free
i just wish you hadn't learned it on me

i'm better now
although you almost broke me
and at the time i couldn't see past my confusion
when i believed that love was real
and not a bag of tricks
and you were always just more gifted at illusion
(you wanna thank me for everything)
you wanna thank me for everything you've learned
from the hard knocks and the troubles and the point of no return
off the bridges that you burned
what you lack from love is not a lack in someone else
everyone has baggage to be carried
you learned that one plus one is one plus one it's never more or less
and once you finally got it you got married
i'm glad your education made you happy by degree
i just wish you hadn't learned it on me

i guess i'm glad
that i've seen you face to face
it's just slightly more cathartic than a letter
but the line is pretty fine
in fact it's pretty much erased
between humility and making you feel better
and some is false some is true and now i know
that it's just me and it's just you and it's just the way it goes
and now that book is closed
what you lack from love is not a lack in someone else
(what you lack from love)
everyone has baggage to be carried
you learned that one plus one is one plus one it's never more or less
(one plus one is one is never more)
best of luck to the girl you married
smiling on her little learning tree
i wish you hadn't learned it on me

words and music by emily saliers


home | appearances | articles | bootlegs | fun | releases | search | songs | videos