True Love Lyrics - Elliott Smith

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True love is a rose behind glass
That's locked and kept closed
Maybe just to me
‘Cause my heart's been attacked
and shattered by tough love, bad love
So I bought mine off the street
True love, man, it just can't be beat
I felt so complete
Married to heavenly bodies above
And each night I look up
At a bright honeymoon
‘Cause it sure seemed built to last
Even after my honeymoon passed
I kept right with it man
Like a ghost to the house it once haunted
And day after day
I'd steal with my true love away
To some hideout we left undisturbed
We could do what we wanted
But I started to feel like a liar
Saying I love you
She was madly in love and then mean
There was no in-between
It raised my alarm
I found I can't make a stand
I'm her hired hand
I have to do harm
One day I got sick
She played me a nasty old trick
Said, "I need cigarettes"
Walked round the block
Caught a cab
Stayed gone for too long
My love had gotten so strong
Just to try being back on my own
I had to go to rehab
All I need is a safe place to bleed
Is this where it's at?
Half of no chance
Steps in a dance
Rest of my life’s been in combat
Now I'm the king of the ward
'Cause I'm good and I swallow my sword
And puke it out for the doctor to write me
A new prescription
Tranquil as a dove
People that have lost their true love
They all seem to fit the same description
I feel cold, useless and old
I wish I was no one
Take me home, my Lord
Take me home today
Take me out of this place
Take me up with you today

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niall | Reviewer: niall | 11/20/2006

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