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Stolen Car
Beth Orton Lyrics


You walked into my house last night
I couldn't help but notice
A light that was long gone
Still burning strong
You were sitting
Your fingers like fuses
Your eyes were cinnamon

You said you'd stand for every known abuse
That was ever
Threatened
To anyone but you
And why should I know better by now
When I'm old enough not to?

While every line speaks the language of love
It never held the meaning I was thinking of
And I can't decide over right or wrong
I guess sometimes you need the place where you belong

Some may sing the wrong words to the wrong melody
It's little things like this that matter to me
Others feel that you should stand
For every known abuse to hand
And all the things that they could never see

You said you stood for every known abuse
That was ever
Promised
To anyone like you
Don't you wish you knew better by now
When you're old enough not to?

When every line speaks the language of love
It never held the meaning I was thinking of
And I can't decide over right or wrong
You left the feeling that I just do not belong

(do not belong, do not belong, do not belong)

One drink too many and a joke gone too far
I see a face drive like a stolen car
Gets harder to hide when you're hitching a ride
Harder to hide what you really saw

Oh yeah, you stand for every known abuse
That I've ever seen my way through
Don't I wish I knew better by now?
Well I think I'm starting to

When every line speaks the language of love
It never held the meaning I was thinking of
And I lost the line between right or wrong
I just want to find the place where I belong

(why should you know better by now
When you're old enough not to?
I wish I knew better by now
When I'm old enough not to)

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: WILLIAM BLANCHARD, SEAN READ, BETH ORTON, TED BARNES

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Jaron Lindow

You walked into my house last night
I couldn't help but notice
A light that was long gone
Still burning strong
You were sitting
Your fingers like fuses
Your eyes were cinnamon
You said you'd stand for every known abuse
That was ever
Threatened
To anyone but you
And why should I know better by now
When I'm old enough not to?
While every line speaks the language of love
It never held the meaning I was thinking of
And I can't decide over right or wrong
I guess sometimes you need the place where you belong
Some may sing the wrong words to the wrong melody
It's little things like this that matter to me
Others feel that you should stand
For every known abuse to hand
And all the things that they could never see
You said you stood for every known abuse
That was ever
Promised
To anyone like you
Don't you wish you knew better by now
When you're old enough not to?
When every line speaks the language of love
It never held the meaning I was thinking of
And I can't decide over right or wrong
You left the feeling that I just do not belong
One drink too many and a joke gone too far
I see a face drive like a stolen car
Gets harder to hide when you're hitching a ride
Harder to hide what you really saw
Oh yeah, you stand for every known abuse
That I've ever seen my way through
Don't I wish I knew better by now?
Well I think I'm starting to
When every line speaks the language of love
It never held the meaning I was thinking of
And I lost the line between right or wrong
I just want to find the place where I belong
(why should you know better by now
When you're old enough not to?
I wish I knew better by now
When I'm old enough not to)



Julian Vickery

"While every line speaks the language of love
It never held the meaning I was thinking of
And I lost the line between right or wrong
I guess I just want to find the place where I belong..."

"Stolen Car" by Beth Orton (1999)
https://youtu.be/uJ35dnfYKrQ

A powerful song and intelligent lyrics from one of Britain's finest female singer-songwriters...



All comments from YouTube:

ken underhill

First, I gotta praise Spotify for helping me discover artists like Ms. Orton and so many others I never would've otherwise. Her music is a treasure I'm delighted to share with everyone in my little world.

Timothy Ray

This is such timeless music. It could have been released last week, or 20 years ago. Beautiful stuff.

Lucas Davis

This song - and the album it belongs to - proves that a woman can make great music without having to pander to any specific audience. She follows in the footsteps of great artists like PJ Harvey, Loretta Lynn, Lucinda Williams and Fiona Apple (with just a touch of Emmylou Harris and/or Gillian Welch or maybe even some Aretha). In other words; this is some great music.  

Anne Vanity

@Michael Adler what “level”? do you mean talent wise? if so you’re not real bright

Limisi76

Yeah, and when the day comes when people don't have to remark on her capabliities 'as a woman', then...THEN, we've gotten somewhere.

Kalanos

And I was introduced to her through her collaborations with William Orbit - electronic music genius. That voice. i think it would complement any style.

Michael Adler

This is true, but unfortunately can't quite reach the level of any great male artist. Well said.

AvalonDreaming

@Portcullis Yes, I can seriously hear Sandy Denny and dare I Sarah Mclachlan?

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Grand Prize

This song makes my heart ache for two reasons: 1) the song is gorgeous and deserves to be heard by anyone with a pulse and 2) it seems NO ONE writes like this now because the powers that be have decided that songs like this don't excite anyone. Well I believe that is complete nonsense...

Laurel

That is nonsense. Now anyone can record themselves singing their own songs. I find more good music now than I did 20 years ago. 20 years ago you had to send demo tapes and hope to get signed. Now you just post yourself on youtube. We have much more diverse music now than prior.

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