You were a pain girl, a thorn in my side Drove me insane girl, a white-knuckle ride So why do I go lookin' through old photographs And chase you down the hallways of our checkered past Hold on for dear life and keep the fire fed I oughta let go but instead
It's like I'm pressing on a bruise To see if it still hurts Right now that's all I've got left of you Everybody knows that just makes it worse But still I do
I could start a new life, I could move on I could do a drive by, and see if you're home Now there's a fine, fine line between a memory And something any shrink would call an injury But it's not over long as you're still hurtin' me And as I turn onto your street
It's like I'm pressing on a bruise To see if it still hurts Right now that's all I've got left of you Anybody knows that just makes it worse But still I do
Still I do, still I do, still love you
But she's the kind of girl puts your world on hold Walk the halls and you check your phone Gave up the ghost and the ghost keeps holdin' on And you run from the sun but you curse the rain Lost the love so you nurse the pain Goin' on and on, singin' that same song
But she's gone (I can't let it alone) And you get drunk on those glory days (I can't just let it heal) With a broken heart and a bitter taste (No, I can't just let it go) Well, you light it up as she burns you down (I can't just let it heal) You're smokin' those memories to the ground (Like I'm pressing on a bruise) Yeah, that's the thing about love and pain They may look alike but they're not the same (No, I can't just let it go) You've got to let it go go go (No, I can't just let it heal)
Writer/s: KELLEY LOVELACE
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Spirit Music Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.