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I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Wilco Lyrics


I am an American aquarium drinker
I assassin down the avenue
I'm hidin' out in the big city blinkin'
What was I thinkin' when I let go of you?

Let's forget about the tongue-tied lightning
Let's undress just like cross-eyed strangers
This is not a joke, so please stop smiling
What was I thinkin' when I said it didn't hurt?

I wanna glide through those brown eyes dreamin'
Take it from the inside, baby, hold on tight
You were so right when you said I've been drinkin'
What was I thinkin' when we said goodnight?

I wanna hold you in the Bible-black predawn
You're quite a quiet domino, bury me now
Take off your Band-Aid 'cause I don't believe in touchdowns
What was I thinkin' when we said hello?

I always thought that if I held you tightly
You would always love me like you did back then
Then I fell asleep and the city kept blinkin'
What was I thinkin' when I let you back in?

I am trying to break your heart
I am trying to break your heart
But still I'd be lying if I said it wasn't easy
I am trying to break your heart

Disposable Dixie-cup drinkin'
I assassin down the avenue
I'm hidin' out in the big city blinkin'
What was I thinkin' when I let go of you?

Loves you
I'm the man who loves you

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Jay Bennett, Jeffrey Tweedy

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José Maria Aguilar

I am an American aquarium drinker
I assassin down the avenue
I'm hiding out in the big city blinking
What was I thinking when I let go of you?

Let's forget about the tongue-tied lightning
Let's undress just like cross-eyed strangers
This is not a joke, so please stop smiling
What was I thinking when I said it didn't hurt?

I want to glide through those brown eyes dreaming
Take it from the inside, baby hold on tight
You were so right when you said that I've been drinking
What was I thinking when I said good night?

I want to hold you in the Bible-black predawn
You're quite a quiet domino, bury me now
Take off your Band-Aid because I don't believe in touchdowns
What was I thinking when I said hello?

I'd always thought that if I held you tightly
You'd always love me like you did back then
Then I fell asleep and the city kept blinking
What was I thinking when I let you back in?

I am trying to break your heart
I am trying to break your heart
But still I'd be lying if I said it wasn't easy
I am trying to break your heart

Disposable Dixie-cup drinking
I assassin down the avenue
I'm hiding out in the big city blinking
What was I thinking when I let go of you?

loves you
I'm the man who loves you



Mukul Poudel

I am an American aquarium drinker
I assassin down the avenue
I'm hiding out in the big city blinking
What was I thinking when I let go of you?

Let's forget about the tongue-tied lightning
Let's undress just like cross-eyed strangers
This is not a joke, so please stop smiling
What was I thinking when I said it didn't hurt?

I want to glide through those brown eyes dreaming
Take it from the inside, baby hold on tight
You were so right when you said that I've been drinking
What was I thinking when I said good night?

I want to hold you in the Bible-black predawn
You're quite a quiet domino, bury me now
Take off your Band-Aid because I don't believe in touchdowns
What was I thinking when I said hello?

I'd always thought that if I held you tightly
You'd always love me like you did back then
Then I fell asleep and the city kept blinking
What was I thinking when I let you back in?

I am trying to break your heart
I am trying to break your heart
But still,​ I'd be lying if I said it wasn't easy
I am trying to break your heart
Disposable Dixie-cup drinking
I assassin down the avenue
I'm hiding out in the big city blinking
What was I thinking when I let go of you?

(... Loves you
I'm the man who loves you)



Michael Morrison

Old Hotels

I don't know why
I don't know how
We all ended up in the city
Getting out from behind the plow
We all wanted to make money being ourselves
I guess we have made it half way
Performing poetry and living in old hotels

M.S. Morrison



All comments from YouTube:

NintendoCapriSun

It took about 10 listens before this song started to make sense to me, but when it did, boy did it ever!

Matt Goodwin

Welcome to the party, pal

ELECTROMOOT

🖖👽

williamedenton

Oh shit Tim likes Wilco.

AlinzPark

wtf? this is the last place I expected to see YOU, Tim.

SolamenteVees

I can see how A&R people panned this record on the first few listens. But holy crap, were they wrong.

David Levy

"I always thought that if i held you tightly, you'd always love me like you did back then..." My romantic folly summed up in a sentence.

Bushrod Rust Johnson

It didn't work out for Koko and her cats either.

José Maria Aguilar

I am an American aquarium drinker
I assassin down the avenue
I'm hiding out in the big city blinking
What was I thinking when I let go of you?

Let's forget about the tongue-tied lightning
Let's undress just like cross-eyed strangers
This is not a joke, so please stop smiling
What was I thinking when I said it didn't hurt?

I want to glide through those brown eyes dreaming
Take it from the inside, baby hold on tight
You were so right when you said that I've been drinking
What was I thinking when I said good night?

I want to hold you in the Bible-black predawn
You're quite a quiet domino, bury me now
Take off your Band-Aid because I don't believe in touchdowns
What was I thinking when I said hello?

I'd always thought that if I held you tightly
You'd always love me like you did back then
Then I fell asleep and the city kept blinking
What was I thinking when I let you back in?

I am trying to break your heart
I am trying to break your heart
But still I'd be lying if I said it wasn't easy
I am trying to break your heart

Disposable Dixie-cup drinking
I assassin down the avenue
I'm hiding out in the big city blinking
What was I thinking when I let go of you?

loves you
I'm the man who loves you

thom schow

thank you!

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