Elephant

Lyricist: Damien Rice    Composer: Damien Rice
this has got to die
i said this has got to stop
this has got to lie down
with someone else on top
you can keep me pinned
'cause it's easier to tease
but you can't paint an elephant
quite as good as she
and she may cry like a baby
and she may drive me crazy
'cause i am lately lonely

so why did ya have to lie
i take it i'm your crutch
the pillow in your pillowcase
is easier to touch
and when you think you've sinned
do you fall upon your knees?
or do you sit within your picture?
do you still forget the breeze?
and she may rise if i sing you down
and she may wisely cling to the ground
'cause i'm lately horny
so why would she take me thorny?

what's the point of this song or even singing?
if you've already gone, why am i clinging?
well i could throw her out
and i could live without
and i could do it all for you
i could be true
tell me if you want me to lie
'cause this has got to die
i said this has got to stop
this has got to lie down, down
with someone else on top
you can both keep me pinned
'cause it's easier to tease
but you can't make me happy
quite as good as me..
well,
you know that's a lie