• For You

  • Princess cards she sends me with her regards
    Barroom eyes shine vacancy, to see her you gotta look hard
    Wounded deep in battle, I stand stuffed like some soldier undaunted
    To her Cheshire smile. I'll stand on file, she's all I ever wanted
    But you let your blue walls get in the way of these facts
    Honey, get your carpetbaggers off my back
    You wouldn't even give me time to cover my tracks
    You said "Here's your mirror and your ball and jacks"
    But they're not what I came for, and I'm sure you see that too
    I came for you, for you, I came for you, but you did not need my urgency
    I came for you, for you, I came for you, but your life was one long emergency
    And your cloud line urges me, and my electric surges free
    Crawl into my ambulance, your pulse is getting weak
    Reveal yourself all now to me girl while you've got the strength to speak
    `Cause they're waiting for you at Bellevue with their oxygen masks
    But I could give it all to you now if only you could ask
    And don't call for your surgeon even he says it's too late
    It's not your lungs this time, it's your heart that holds your fate
    Don't give me money, honey, I don't want it back
    You and your pony face and your union jack
    Well take your local joker and teach him how to act
    I swear I was never that way even when I really cracked
    Didn't you think I knew that you were born with the power of a locomotive
    Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound?
    And your Chelsea suicide with no apparent motive
    You could laugh and cry in a single sound
    And your strength is devastating in the face of all these odds
    Remember how I kept you waiting when it was my turn to be the god?
    You were not quite half so proud when I found you broken on the beach
    Remember how I poured salt on your tongue and hung just out of reach
    And the band they played the homecoming theme as I caressed your cheek
    They ragged, jagged melody she still clings to me like a leach
    But that medal you wore on your chest always got in the way
    Like a little girl with a traphy so soft to buy her way
    We were both hitchhikers but you had your ear tuned to the roar
    Of some metal-tempered engine on an alien, distant shore
    So you, left to find a better reason than the one we were living for
    And it's not that nursery mouth I came back for
    It's not the way you're stretched out on the floor
    `Cause I've broken all your windows and I've rammed through all your doors
    And who am I to ask you to lick my sores? And you should know that's true
    I came for you, for you, I came for you, but you did not need my urgency
    I came for you, for you, I came for you, but your life was one long emergency
    And your cloud line urges me, and my electric surges free
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