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Damien Jurado Lyrics


Is he still coming around like an injured bird needing a nest?
A place to rest his head in a song you'll regret
Lord knows I don't want to compete
But I still sleep in the very sheets he's been in

Swallow him whole like a pill that makes you choke and stills your soul
You have the nerve to look me in the eyes and lie
Send him back
I'll share the trap that you have me in

Is he still coming around like an injured bird needing a nest?
A place to rest his head in a song you'll regret
Still you take him
Lord knows I don't want to compete
But I still sleep in the very sheets he's been in

Swallow him whole like a pill that makes you choke and stills your soul
You have the nerve to look me in the eyes and lie
Send him back
I'll share the trap that you have me in

(Still you sleep in the very sheets he's been in)

Lyrics © SC PUBLISHING DBA SECRETLY CANADIAN PUB., Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: DAMIEN JURADO

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Josephine Ocampo

Is he still coming around like an injured bird needing a nest? 
A place to rest his head in a song you'll regret 
Lord knows I don't want to compete 
But I still sleep in the very sheets he's been in

Swallow him whole like a pill that makes you choke and stills your soul
You have the nerve to look me in the eyes and lie
Send him back
I'll share the trap that you have me in

Is he still coming around like an injured bird needing a nest?
A place to rest his head in a song you'll regret
Still you take him
Lord knows I don't want to compete
But I still sleep in the very sheets he's been in

Swallow him whole like a pill that makes you choke and stills your soul
You have the nerve to look me in the eyes and lie
Send him back
I'll share the trap that you have me in

(Still you sleep in the very sheets he's been in)



Babbey Mae

... this song is an absolute masterpiece.. the haunting/chilling sound in the voice only makes it hit harder.. it has been on repeat for hours, and been in absolute tears..


Context behind this and/or possible relief.. for myself.. (if I do not do it, it will never get done..) Coming out of an abusive relationship that controlled my life for nearly half the time have been alive.. he refuses to let go, always.. have and will, I assume until he grows into the better man I've always known he would be some day.. sadly, I cannot continue.. it breaks my heart, because I've always been the one there for him, and he's always done everything to push me away or treat me lesser.. at every opportunity.. things have even escalated to a completely unhealthy magnitude, too frequently in most recent times. before we had the final break talk (which took a period of time due to communication, or lack thereof)..

finally, have learned a valuable lesson and refuse to allow myself to be in this environment anymore.. My worth, and efforts.. My unconditional love and loyalty.. Will mean more to someone else. I pray he finds his way, completely.. Into the life of happiness he deserves as a person.. we have both admitted it's done and over. We have both been at fault.. When all of our things are separated/packed.. the final decision and talk will be who leaves this place completely.. until then, separated to individual living arrangements..



Am hoping to be the one to leave. runaway. From all this life has offered me thus far.. in search of what I deserve. 🎶💙🎶
Which brings to mind the next stop on my music train... what's the name of this song?..
"I will become what I deserve."



Kaylin Christy

Cause he's still coming around like an injured bird needing a nest
A place to rest his head in a song you'll regret
Still you take him, Lord knows I don't want to compete
Still I sleep in the very sheets he's been in

Swallow him whole like a pill that makes you choke, it steals your soul
You have the nerve to look me in the eyes and lie
Send him back, I won't share the trap that you have me in

Is he still coming around like an injured bird needing a nest
A place to rest his head in a song you'll regret
Still you take him, Lord knows I don't want to compete
Still I sleep in the very sheets he's been in

Swallow him whole like a pill that makes you choke, steals your soul
You have the nerve to look me in the eyes and lie
Send him back, I won't share the trap that you have me in

Still I sleep in the very sheets he's been in



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CassiRay Tafoya

My mom is 81 yrs old and has dementia. She LOVES this song so much!! I play it every night to help her relax and go to sleep💛

Preston Tompkins

That's beautiful babe!! Seriously

Andres Baca

Have her listen to Gregory Alan Isakov. Same energy.

Frank Coughlan

What a Mum to have.. Enjoy every second..Lucky her, Very lucky You..,from Ireland also !!

Gareth Simpson

You're Mom is awesome buddy.🤘

Celia L

This song is going to stay with you forever. And I hope after your time together ends, there is going to be a time, when this song can give you peace as well!!!!

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N C

"The moment a song describes your most bitter sweet relationship down to the syllable, and the worst part is you're still naive and trusting enough to give her all of your heart for bits and pieces of hers, hoping someday she'll do the same. But she won't, so you cling to the moments when she is with you wholly, because you can survive off it. Like a man dying of thirst whose endlessly chasing the smallest trickle of water, begging God all the while that she will give the entirety of her heart to you so you can finally drink it all in. But in the back of your mind there's a constant knowing; an aching, anxious knowing that you're hopelessly caught and she will never change, no matter how happy you make her." - I wrote this on another upload of the same song almost two years ago after being in an eerily similar relationship to the one described in the song. I found myself meandering back to it today, simply to reflect and to try and remember what I was feeling at the time. The irony is I carried the pain and longing for this doomed relationship I wrote about into my next one. It shackled my heart and numbed my feelings for my new partner. Eventually, I woke up and realized that the better of the two relationships was right in front of me; the girl of my dreams. But by that time, things had gone downhill between us due to my inability to give the same love I had attempted to give my previous partner. In essence, I had become the woman Damien is singing about, though without any actual physical infidelity. The latter girl could sense this, I'm sure, and I think it was what eventually fueled her decision to end things, despite my request that she give us another shot. Moral of the story is that time is finite, don't waste it on those who cannot or will not offer their whole heart to you. It might feel like cutting off your own limb, or carving a piece of your heart out with a dull knife, but do it. Conversely, if you cannot provide that same commitment to someone else, move along, no matter how difficult, as odds are you will do nothing but hurt both him/her and yourself in the end. Still one of my most favorite depressingly amazing songs. Time heals most of it though :)

MrRobinJerome

Thanks. These lines hits me in a different way. I feel the same way. Best wishes to you! It seems ur a good guy

AugustinePM

You should be a writer

randall ferguson

are you me?

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