A Thousand Matches (Feat. Isobel Anderson & Stu Larsen)
'Cause my friend's crazy sister took my bed away,
Sleeping, she looked like an actress
A theory I didn't practice I said
There's gotta be a better way
She said: "You light a thousand matches
When you finally set fire when you run away,
So why'd you go and do it
When you knew that you would go and I would stay.
I hit the wall in frustration the conversation
Had been circling for days,
She said: "Don't take it out on him,
For the wall has always been
Supportive in the best of ways.
We're laughing and crying
like mad men dying in the snow,
For just one second it was funny that
She would have to stay and I would go.
She said" I love you know I love you so;
When you love someone well you've got to let them know."
And I said:" Nothing's changed I love you the same,
But when you love someone sometimes
You gotta let them go."
She handed me a stone
In the perfect shape of a heart,
She said:" I'm gonna take this home
For I know you'll only lose it somewhere after dark,
'Cause some faces so terribly
Seem to lose everything you own."
She didn't mean it how it sounded,
What she meant was she would stay and I would go
I said:" I love you know I love you so
When you love someone well you've got to let them know
She said: "Nothing's changed I love you the same,
But when you love someone sometimes you gotta let them go"
Sometimes you tear it all apart,
To see the wood from the trees.
Sometimes you break your own heart
To set yourself free.
I walked her to the station,
Hesitation in our movements and our tongue,
Words finally left after realized
How uncomfortable they've grown.
What you want and what you need,
Well they seldomly succeed to grow.
We reluctantly agreed that when you love someone,
You've got to let them go.