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"Nobody"

[ from the album "20 Vodka Jellies" (1996) ]

Lyrics

One memory
Is one too much
There in the dark
Where strangers touch
There is no breathing
There are no beating hearts

The tongue of acid
That never spoke
The sleeping partner
Never awoke
I spent my seconds
But time was lost in her

And when we pass remember make no sign
Evidence that you were ever mine
We're poles apart for all the world to see
When I'm alone I find a crowded place
For crowds always remind me of your face
Stay nobody for no-one else but me

And through convulsions
We never kissed
There were no pulses
In these pink wrists
Intangible
Across an abstract bed

Beyond the limits
Of shape and self
Promise to visit
As someone else
My past is only
One memory I shed

And when we pass remember make no sign
Evidence that you were ever mine
We're poles apart for all the world to see
Please change so many times that I'll forget
I need to hope I haven't found you yet
Stay nobody for no-one else but me

And when we pass remember make no sign
Evidence that you were ever mine
Stay nobody for no-one else but me

Stay nobody