Her lips were waitin' Her eyes looked sad The dreams of a lifetime A year gone bad The dreams of a lifetime Told me wrong Everything is all right And now it's gone Don't blame me Please be strong I know I'm not wrong Here comes the nighttime Lookin' for a little more Waitin' on the last time Somebody outside the door Don't blame me Please be strong I know I'm not wrong Her lips were waitin' Her eyes looked sad The dreams of a lifetime A year gone bad Don't blame me Please be strong I know I'm not wrong
Live version appears on "Live at the Bass Performance Hall" (2008)
Three demo versions appear on the Tusk Reissue (2004)
I really like this song. Again, this is Lindsey telling Stevie that it's really over, but its similarity lyrically to Not That Funny sans much of the edge makes one seem almost like an apology for the other. She's looking to him for comfort; she's had a bad year. "Her eyes looked sad." She still gets to Lindsey, but the dreams he had of them being together "told [him] wrong". It was once great, but it's been destroyed. While he asks her not to blame him again in this song, it's almost apologetic - he doesn't take pleasure from her pain here. He tells her to "be strong" - she might not understand why he can't always be there in the way she wants him to be, but he "knows [he's] not wrong" about keeping his distance and not getting caught up in that emotional turmoil.
The lyrics starting with "Here comes the nighttime..." echo Not That Funny as well, but with one important change - instead of "waiting on the right time" she's waiting on the "last time". I think he's talking here about the last time he and Stevie will be together - perhaps sexually, as they had broken up earlier - and it is someting sad, not something to mock. Still, he tells her that's the way it has to be. Again, he needs to put distance between them. I'm glad this is on the album - it dilutes some of the harshness of his other songs directed at Stevie. It's definitely a healthier attitude!
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