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Carry the Zero
Built to Spill Lyrics


I'm not knocking your want
To carry that home

Took it with you
When you moved and got it broke

Found the pieces
We counted them all alone

Didn't add up
Forgot to carry a zero

I can't be your
Apologist very long

I'm surprised that
You'd want to carry that on

Count your blemishes
You can't
They're all gone

I can't see your response
Putting them back on

Like they're waiting for your guard to fall
So they can see it all and you're so
Occupied with what other persons are
Occupied with
And vice versa

And you've become
What you thought was dumb
A fraction of the sum

Yeah, you've become
Yeah, you have become

A fraction of the sum
The middle and the front

And now it's coming back
Hasn't it come too far?

I was trying to help but I guess
I pushed too hard

Now we can't even touch it
Afraid it'll fall apart

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: DOUG MARTSCH

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Failurezismeh

I'm not knocking your want
To carry that home
Took it with you
When you moved and got it broke
Found the pieces
We counted them all alone
Didn't add up
Forgot to carry a zero
I can't be your
Apologist very long
I'm surprised that
You'd want to carry that on
Count your blemishes
You can't
They're all gone
I can't see your response
Putting them back on
Like they're waiting for your guard to fall
So they can see it all and you're so
Occupied with what other persons are
Occupied with
And vice versa
And you've become
What you thought was dumb
A fraction of the sum
Yeah, you've become
Yeah, you have become
A fraction of the sum
The middle and the front
And now it's coming back
Hasn't it come too far?
I was trying to help but I guess
I pushed too hard
Now we can't even touch it
Afraid it'll fall apart



Missa Bobrowicz

I'm not knocking your want to carry that home
Took it with you when you moved and got it broke
Found the pieces, we counted them all alone
Didn't add up, forgot to carry a zero

I can't be your apologist very long
I'm surprised that you'd want to carry that on
Count your blemishes, you can't, they're all gone
I can't see your response putting them back on

Like they're waiting for your guard to fall
So they can see it all and you're so
Occupied with what other persons are
Occupied with, and vice versa

And you've become what you thought was dumb
A fraction of the sum
Yeah, you've become, yeah, you have become
A fraction of the sum, the middle and the front

And now it's coming back
Hasn't it come too far?
I was trying to help, but
I guess I pushed too hard

Now we can't even touch it
Afraid it'll fall apart



All comments from YouTube:

Jack Tunney

Im a truck driver. I drive local now, but when i was an over the road trucker i always jammed the shit out of built to spill when I drove thru Idaho. Sounds cheesy but it always made the ride more fun.

Jack Halcrow

As an Aussie that sounds so good

Michael Bruner

You’re an awesome human. I love it.

realpillboxer

This is one of the albums I listened to when driving on one of my cross-country trips.

MitchellberryPie

That doesn't sound cheesy at all. Sounds like it fucking rules, TBH.

phan tastic

yes

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S. B.

This is one of those exceedingly rare "perfect songs"...excellent from start to finish. I could listen to it all day.

David Farmer

you couldnt be more right

DarkRalts

Subjective, but agreeable.

foundn0

Honestly I feel that way about this entire album. Not a bad moment in the whole thing imo

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