Paper Bag

Album: When The Pawn... (1999)
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  • I was staring at the sky
    Just looking for a star
    To pray on or wish on or something like that
    I was having a sweet fix
    Of a daydream of a boy
    Whose reality I knew was a hopeless to be had
    But then the dove of hope began its downward slope
    And I believed for a moment
    That my chances were approaching to be grabbed
    But as it came down near
    So did a weary tear
    I thought it was a bird but it was just a paper bag

    Hunger hurts and I want him so bad, oh it kills
    'Cause I know I'm a mess he don't want to clean up
    I've gotta fold 'cause these hands are too shaky to hold
    Hunger hurts but starving works when it costs too much to love

    And I went crazy again today
    Looking for a strand to climb
    Looking for a little hope
    Baby said he couldn't stay
    Wouldn't put his lips to mine
    And a fail to kiss is a fail to cope
    I said "honey, I don't feel so good
    Don't feel justified
    Come on put a little love here in my void"
    He said "it's all in your head"
    I said "so's everything" but he didn't get it
    I thought he was a man but he was just a little boy

    Hunger hurts and I want him so bad, oh it kills
    'Cause I know I'm a mess he don't want to clean up
    I've gotta fold 'cause these hands are too shaky to hold
    Hunger hurts but starving works when it costs too much to love

    Hunger hurts but I want him so bad, oh it kills
    'Cause I know I'm a mess that he don't want to clean up
    I've gotta fold because these hands are too shaky to hold
    Hunger hurts but starving works when it costs too much to love

    Hunger hurts but I want him so bad, oh it kills
    Because I know that I'm a mess he don't want to clean up
    I've got to fold 'cause these hands are too shaky to hold
    Hunger hurts but starving, it works when it costs too much to love Writer/s: Fiona Apple Maggart
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