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Contrast and Compare

This song is by Bright Eyes and appears on the album Letting Off the Happiness (1998) and on the album Home Is Where You Hang Yourself (1999) by Her Space Holiday.

Contrast and compare
Between the busy ones and the ones who don't care
Until there is no one
That you really know
So I drift through these days
Of appointments and promises made
They all end up broken
And quickly replaced
Weeks are slow, days drag on
Even practice and parties seem long
But I find myself going
I guess there is nothing to do, oh well
Group of kids, lines of cars
More will show up after the bars close
There's this boredom that drowns everything
Bottles break, music plays
Conversations competing for space
I look for a corner or a quieter room
There's no heat in this house
I can't breathe with these words in my mouth
But I'm not going to say them
Yeah, I've made that mistake before
On the stairs, she grabs my arm
Says what's up, where've you been, is something wrong?
I try to just smile
And say everything's fine

Written by:

Conor Oberst

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