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  1. Near You

From the recording Hammers and Bones

© Copyright Amanda Rose Birchard, February 2006.

Lyrics

Near You

I’m in my room - Tryin’ every piece of clothing I own
A waste of time - And slightly shallow I know
And in the mirror - I look at every single angle of me
Intelligent? No – but my mind’s nowhere near you

Damn I regret my time with you
And oh god do you know what you put me through
And while you humoured me - I hated you
And that’s really no way to love

My hands are moving so fast - I think it’s possible I’m superwoman
But there’s nothing productive - About my actions I know
And looking back - I think I got that habit from my mother
And it’s come pretty handy - ‘Cause my mind’s nowhere near you

Damn I regret my time with you
And oh god do you know what you put me through
And while you humoured me - I hated you
And that’s really no way to love

Cold eyes and sour faces
Pretentious nods of understanding
Kisses on my forehead
Embarrassed apologies for me
A child who longs to father
A little lady who’s in need
Demeaning words to cover
A hopeless insecurity
I wanna be happy
(He said) You’ll never be happy

My mind’s nowhere near you – near you
My mind’s nowhere near you – near you
So far away, so far away and looking straight ahead
So far away, so far away, and looking straight ahead