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Stop me falling down, stop me making movies of myself

Put that old dog down, stop me making movies of myself

Bring the carriage 'round, get me to the garden of sleep

Make that high gate speak, Perrier out of a paper bag

Looking like a hag

And start giving me something

A love that is longer than a day

Start making my heart sing something that it doesn't

want to say

I'm handing it over, I'm saying that you're the only one

Don't run for the border, turn that corner

Already you've run in movies of myself

Darling don't you ever let me go

Wrap your loving arms around me

While the cold winds blow

Tell me what I really want to know

'Cause I'm looking for a reason, a person, a painting

A Saturday Evening Post Edition by Jesus

And old piece of bacon never eaten by Elvis

So I'll say start giving me something

A love that is longer than a day

Start making my heart say something it doesn't want to say

I'm handing it over, I'm singing that you're the only one

Don't run for the border, turn that corner

In movies of myself

Oh I've seen it all before in movies of myself 

It's about this guy. Behind every one of my records is some guy. And a lot of the lyrics are about him, but a few months after writing them, I realized they had nothing to do with this guy at all; the song is about knowing the end result of every situation you're in, and being able to play it out in your mind and see it before it happens. It's about addiction, really, about knowing how it's all going to end up. In that sense, you're watching a movie of yourself all the time and then you want out of that movie.