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Regina Spektor — Firewood
Album: What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
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Released: 2012
Length: 4:46
Plays (last 30 days): 0
The piano is not firewood yet
They try to remember but still they forget
That the heart beats in threes
Just like a waltz
And nothing can stop you from dancing

Rise from your cold hospital bed
You're not dying
Everyone knows you're going to live
So you might as well start trying

The piano is not firewood yet
But the cold does get cold
So it soon might be that
I'll take it apart, call up my friends
And we'll warm up our hands by the fire

Don't look so shocked
Don't judge so harsh
You don't know
You are only spying
Everyone knows it's going to hurt
But at least we'll get hurt trying

The piano is not firewood yet
But a heart can't be helped
And it gathers regret
Someday you'll wake up and feel a great pain
And you'll miss every toy you've ever owned

You'll want to go back
You'll wish you were small
Nothing can slow the crying
You'll take the clock off of your wall
And you'll wish it was lying

Love what you have and you'll have more love
You're not dying
Everyone knows you're going to love
Though there's still no cure for crying
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 alisavox wrote:

Nor have I. Lame lyrics and less than imaginative tune.
 
You probably know this, but there's an irony in using a word like "lame" to disparage someone else's writing skills. 
 handyrae wrote:

Hey! Can I get it on this dislike-fest? Haven't heard a thing of her's that I've wanted to hear again. Don't hate her, but don't like her either.
 


Me either...next...
 alisavox wrote:

Nor have I. Lame lyrics and less than imaginative tune.
 
Hey! Can I get it on this dislike-fest? Haven't heard a thing of her's that I've wanted to hear again. Don't hate her, but don't like her either.
GONG!
 shellbella wrote:

So far I haven't liked anything.
 
Nor have I. Lame lyrics and less than imaginative tune.
 a_genuine_find wrote:
Well, you can't like EVERYTHING someone does. PSD
 
So far I haven't liked anything.
Maybe you have to see her perform, but just listening...I'm just dying to press NEXT...
Well, you can't like EVERYTHING someone does. PSD
Saw her on Colbert Report last night- nice.
Second song from this album here on RP. Not my taste, to quite and kind of boring!
Wow.  I was already a fan of Regina, but she's really outdone herself here.

"The piano is not firewood yet
But a heart can't be helped
And it gathers regret
Someday you'll wake up and feel a great pain
And you'll miss every toy you ever owned

You'll want to go back
You'll wish you were small
Nothing can slow the crying
You'll take the clock off of your wall
And you'll wish it was lying"
Seems to be a sweet little song. Haven't read the lyrics, but sounds nice.