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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



Bi nè

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…
Bài hát thật đẹp !



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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💛

Chubby Jub Jub

Well, she loves it some days...

Donovan Murphy

You're an angel, love to you both

Pinnacle Productions

This song brings back some rough memories but I embrace them.

Pinnacle Productions

Thanks for sharing that. She’s lucky to have you!

Michael Hoolihan

I love Damien Jurado's work. My mum has dementia too. I am looking after her at present. She loves music. I might have to give this track a try. Thanks. 😇

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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 :)

Kendra Shergold

@Dawn Cain thank you so so much! I did find the strength to pull away! But I was faltering and he broke it off for another person and left me broken completely. But I researched and educated myself and got therapy. Discovered he was truly a narcissist and that I was a codependent. I am now on a road to healing that is bringing me joy and awakenings that I am so grateful for. And one day maybe I will find the love that my heart seeks. Your comment was so sweet and your thoughts too, so thank you 🥰

Dawn Cain

@Kendra Shergold I can feel your pain Sweetness. I hope you find the strength to break free and find the one that deserves your love ❤️

Dawn Cain

The song doesn't make me think of a love not reciprocated, well sort of I guess. It reminds me of the first man that I loved. He truly loved me back but his youth was built around a horrible event. He was molested when he was little by an older neighborhood boy. His parents, who were quite wealthy and able to afford any help he might need, were embarrassed 😳. They sent their broken 💔 child off to boarding school where he was tortured for being dyslexic. By the time we met he was shattered beyond belief. He committed suicide about a year and a half into our relationship. Our friends rallied around me because they were terrified that I would follow him. They were right to watch over me. If I was given a moment alone I would have killed myself just to relieve the pain.
Anyway, I am trying to say that he was my injured bird. Every man after him competed with the ghost who shared our bed. It was unfair to them. It's way better now but 35 years later (today), I still feel the pain. I still hear his voice. I still see his smile. I still feel my arms around him and my head on his back as I flew free on the back of his motorcycle. I will always love my sweet angel man. I will always miss my James.

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