I Can't Own Her
by XTC

Album: Apple Venus Volume 1 (1999)
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  • And I may as well wish for the moon in hand

    I own this river, I own this town
    All of its climbers and its wino's sliding down
    But I can't own her and I never will
    No I can't own her and that's a bitter pill

    Taken with rain
    'Til the gutter shines like the swirling sky
    Like the swirling sky

    I've got all morning, I've got all year
    It's down in my pocket with the daylight folded there
    But I can't own her and I never will
    No I can't own her and that's a bitter pill

    Taken with rain
    How I'd wash her hair like the swirling sky
    Like the swirling sky

    And when I say I can't own her
    I don't mean to buy her
    It's nothing at all to do with money
    I simply want her in my arms forever more.
    Is that an odd request?
    Is that something so funny?

    And I may as well wish for the moon in hand
    Yes there's more chance of that coming true

    But I can't own her and I never will
    No I can't own her and that's a bitter pill

    So I can't own her (Of all the things you've got the thing you want the most is her)
    And I never will (And she's the one thing that you just can't have)
    No I can't own her (Of all the things you've got the thing you want the most is her)
    And that's a bitter pill (And she's the one thing that you just can't have)

    Taken with rain
    Which I swallow down with the swirling sky
    With the swirling sky

    But I can't own her
    And I may as well wish for the moon in hand
    No I can't own her
    Yes there's more chance of that coming true Writer/s: ANDY PARTRIDGE
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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