I've Been Eating (For You) Lyrics - Bright Eyes

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So, I'm just the medicine
You take when you're sick
You get well and that's it
I'm put back on the shelf in your mirror
And it isn't exceptional
The course of our fate
So, people love and they hate
And I guess it's just our turn to hate
Yeah, you were just some song I wrote
A poem on a page
A sculpture I made out of clay
Desire was the flame
But now you're more of a basketball
Boys just pass you around
They bounce you hard on the ground and dribble
And then we all get high fives
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And you think I'm an asshole now
Well, you're probably right
But at least I'm not blind to the facts
I've been wishing were lies
But still I hope you get everything
That you care to possess
And unbelievable sex with him
Or any one of my friends
But just don't ask about my appetite
I didn't lose it tonight
No, it's been gone half my life
It's just act, I've been eating for you

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A mixed bag of emotions | Reviewer: Ben | 2/15/11

'I've been eating (for you)' is a cleverly pieced together, emotionally diverse song. Backed by a simple but intruiging 4 chord guitar riff, it tells the story of the loss of a significant other, seemingly to many people, amongst whom a close friend. It also brings to light the issue of an eating disorder. The song's emotional diversity comes in its references to depression, sarcasm, longing and nonchalance. However, there is also a glimmer of acceptance and humour about the situation the song is describing. It truely is a masterpiece at its simplest form.

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