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You Are What You Love
Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins Lyrics


This is no great illusion
When I'm with you I'm looking for a ghost
Or invisible reasons
To fall out of love and run screaming from our home
Because we live in a house of mirrors
We see our fears and everything
Our songs, faces, and secondhand clothes
But more and more we're suffering
Not nobody, not a thousand beers
Can keep us from feeling so all alone

But you are what you love
And not what loves you back
That's why I'm here on your doorstep
Pleading for you to take me back

The phone is a fine invention
It allows me to talk endlessly to you
About nothing disguising my intentions
Which I'm afraid, my friend, are wildly untrue
It's a sleight of hand, a white soul band
The heart attacks I'm convinced I have
Every morning upon waking
To you I'm a symbol or a monument
Your right of passage to fufillment
But I'm not yours for the taking

But you are what you love
And not what loves you back
I guess that's why you keep calling me back

I'm fraudulent, a thief at best
A coward who paints a bullshit canvas
Things that will never happen to me
But at arms length, it's Tim who said
I'm good at it, I've mastered it
Avoiding, avoiding everything

But you are what you love, Tim
And not what loves you back
And I'm in love with illusions
So saw me in half
I'm in love with tricks
So pull another rabbit out of your hat

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Jessie Citrus

This is no great illusion 
When I'm with you I'm looking for a ghost 
Or invisible reasons 
To fall out of love and run screaming from our home

Because we live in a house of mirrors 
We see our fears and everything 
Our songs, faces, and second hand clothes 
But more and more we're suffering 
Not nobody, not a thousand beers 
Will keep us from feeling so all alone

But you are what you love 
And not what loves you back 
That's why I'm here on your doorstep 
Pleading for you to take me back

The phone is a fine invention 
It allows me to talk endlessly to you 
About nothing disguising my intentions 
Which I'm afraid, my friend, are wildly untrue

It's a sleight of hand, a white soul band 
The heart attacks I'm convinced I have 
Every morning upon waking 
To you I'm a symbol or a monument 
Your rite of passage to fulfillment 
But I'm not yours for the taking

But you are what you love 
And not what loves you back 
So I guess that's why you keep calling me back

I'm fraudulent, a thief at best 
A coward who paints a bullshit canvas 
Things that will never happen to me 
But at arms length, it's Tim who said 
I'm good at it, I've mastered it 
Avoiding, avoiding everything

But you are what you love, Tim 
And not what loves you back 
And I'm in love with illusions 
So saw me in half 
I'm in love with tricks 
So pull another rabbit out of your hat



Sydney Rose Marcotte

This is no great illusion
When I'm with you I'm looking for a ghost
Or invisible reasons
To fall out of love and run screaming from our home
Because we live in a house of mirrors
We see our fears and everything
Our songs, faces, and second hand clothes
But more and more we're suffering
Not nobody, not a thousand beers
Will keep us from feeling so all alone
But you are what you love
And not what loves you back
That's why I'm here on your doorstep
Pleading for you to take me back
The phone is a fine invention
It allows me to talk endlessly to you
About nothing disguising my intentions
Which I'm afraid, my friend, are wildly untrue
It's a sleight of hand, a white soul band
The heart attacks I'm convinced I have
Every morning upon waking
To you I'm a symbol or a monument
Your rite of passage to fulfillment
But I'm not yours for the taking
But you are what you love
And not what loves you back
So I guess that's why you keep calling me back
I'm fraudulent, a thief at best
A coward who paints a bullshit canvas
Things that will never happen to me
But at arms length, it's Tim who said
I'm good at it, I've mastered it
Avoiding, avoiding everything
But you are what you love, Tim
And not what loves you back
And I'm in love with illusions
So saw me in half
I'm in love with tricks
So pull another rabbit out of your hat



All comments from YouTube:

Arlan Stinson

Still loving this song in 2019

George jasi Lozano

Joseph Schlichting 2020🥶

Joseph Schlichting

Arlan Stinson still Lovin it in 2020

Jessie Citrus

This is no great illusion 
When I'm with you I'm looking for a ghost 
Or invisible reasons 
To fall out of love and run screaming from our home

Because we live in a house of mirrors 
We see our fears and everything 
Our songs, faces, and second hand clothes 
But more and more we're suffering 
Not nobody, not a thousand beers 
Will keep us from feeling so all alone

But you are what you love 
And not what loves you back 
That's why I'm here on your doorstep 
Pleading for you to take me back

The phone is a fine invention 
It allows me to talk endlessly to you 
About nothing disguising my intentions 
Which I'm afraid, my friend, are wildly untrue

It's a sleight of hand, a white soul band 
The heart attacks I'm convinced I have 
Every morning upon waking 
To you I'm a symbol or a monument 
Your rite of passage to fulfillment 
But I'm not yours for the taking

But you are what you love 
And not what loves you back 
So I guess that's why you keep calling me back

I'm fraudulent, a thief at best 
A coward who paints a bullshit canvas 
Things that will never happen to me 
But at arms length, it's Tim who said 
I'm good at it, I've mastered it 
Avoiding, avoiding everything

But you are what you love, Tim 
And not what loves you back 
And I'm in love with illusions 
So saw me in half 
I'm in love with tricks 
So pull another rabbit out of your hat

Glade

YES, YES TO THIS SONG ALL DARN DAY.

jffrats

I just heard this in the car and had to look search it

George jasi Lozano

Heart attacks in the morning sounds like alcohol withdrawal causing pannic.

yellowsnout

not everyone will understand that but I know exactly what you're saying. 6 1/2 years without that garbage now. thanks.

Sinem Tetik

"You are what you love and not what loves you back" :')

ArtichokeHunter

Someone needs to edit the scene from Adaptation into this. Or even better, songify Nicholas Cage singing the refrain!

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