Vergeblich

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Vergeblich (adjective): Futile and unsuccessful. "It's like trying to light a brick on fire" was an exact quote from an explanation as to why I was being broken up with, many moons ago. She made a good point.

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She says we need to talk - it's either good news or really bad
But if I had to put my money on it I would not bet good
So we sit on the sidewalk
She softly stutters as she strokes my hand
I ask if she wants coffee and she answers I don't think I should

So we walk to somewhere private and quiet
I know exactly where we're headed
'You're a great guy and I'm glad we tried it'
But with a tear in her eye, she said 'it's just like.

Trying to light a brick on fire
Trying to walk on a broken leg
Trying to drive on a flat tire
Fitting round holes to a triangle peg
It's a waste of time to care anymore
And when we're together it feels like a chore
And I should relinquish the keys to your door'

Tho things were sweet at the start, what good's remembering the past
When the confidence that I've been cultivating's been evaporated?
By another broken heart, even more painful than the last
But still I reminisce from time to time about the girls I've dated

And I've noticed some recurring patterns
From every time I've been left behind
But even though I feel completely shattered
I know I shouldn't try to change your mind

It'd be like
Trying to light a brick on fire
Trying to walk on a broken leg
Trying to drive on a flat tire
Fitting round holes to a triangle peg
You can't make somebody love you anymore
Best to put the pictures of you in a drawer
And to just surrender my key to your door

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from Loanwords, released December 12, 2012

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