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  1. I Am

From the album About a Cake

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Lyrics

One day you'll be walkin
down the sunny side of a busy street
in your mind you see your wife,
the pretty girl you're going to meet
your life is going exactly
the way that you planned
and now the perfect woman says
that she will take your hand.
and now you wake one morning
in the life of some poor man
you do not recognize
you realize
it was me
it was me all along.

I sit here in the corner
I believe I've become the color of the wall
they used to see me
used to feel me
now I don't exist at all
hey, mister man here with the band
I think I thought of what I kinda gotta oughta wanna say
I know that this was my own choice
this was my very own mistake.
I am a swollen river
I am a newborn child
I am the melody that haunts you
in your darkest daydreams
you bring me gold and incense
ten thousand words of sorrow
you bring such things
that I once dreamed of
on a purple shoelace
I have shuffled through my cards
and I have seen I know
you're gonna rue the day
you're gonna rue the day
you're gonna rue the day
you watched me walk on by
'cause that's the day
I spread my wings to fly
you made your choice
you made your bed
so now I'll let you lie
those choices haunt us, honey don't they?
whether or not the time was right
I am a swollen river
I am a newborn child
I am the melody that haunts you in your darkest daydreams
you bring me gold and incense
ten thousand words of sorrow
I'll resurrect the words you told me
they'll be used against you
this is the last of me you ever will receive.