Okkervil River Kathy Keller Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Kathy Keller is an only daughter
I have been bad, but I am getting better
I have seen you dancing with another man
And he was holding your hand
But all dances must rest
Nothing lasts forever

Cynthia Anne, so give me chances
I will prove to you that romance is
Something that does not have to make you
Feel sick after, feel all cheated
Over and over remember what he did
I did it all, but now I am really better

[Chorus]
I would like to prove to you
I have no appetite to do
The things I did then
And would not do again
On my own, I am all alone
I try to make my affections known
They would not stop talking
About what I did twenty years ago

[Verse 2]
That bright kitchen, that old cleaver
The spots of blood, the fallen phone receives
Do not you get tired of seeing those pictures?
That was me, but now I am different
I did all that, but now I am really better

[Chorus]
I would like to prove to you
I have no appetite to do
The things I did then
And would not do again
On my own, I am all alone
I try to make my affections known
But the evil is passed
From one hand to another

[Verse 3]
Cynthia Keller in the cellar
Do not tell me you did not get my letters
I try to tell you, make you see
That after all they did to me
How I could I do that? All I can do now
Is staying at home and watch T.V
You are all I have, do not make me go
Do not throw me away, do not leave me alone
I cannot be alone now that I am all better
I am your slave, just
Do not leave me alone with my being better

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