Seventeen nights and fourteen days
I spent time in a hollow cave on the lower east sideå?¼he lower east side
A long way back to your front door I stepped inside
And on the floor was a letterå??ust a letter
With my hands all wet I slowly bent
Had this twisted feeling inside my head
I didnæŠ° tell heråŽ€here I was going
I never quite remember why I do the things I do
When IæŠ¦ sick and tired å?”or myself
SheæŠ¯ the kind to sneak inside and twist your mind
You want to take a bite
but then you spit it outåŒ¢ spit it out again
On a solitary chair she placed in the corner
If I gather up the strength and get a little bolder
Will I open up? IæŠ³e got to open up å?¼his letter
Free me. ItæŠ¯ not worth dying for. If I gave a little more would this be fine?
Tell me. What am I trying for?
YouæŠ³e already slammed the door and left me behind.
After counting all the words I felt your pain
But I had to sit down and read it again
To let it sink in. Did it sink in å?†t all?
ItæŠ¯ hard to hold back this raging desire to light it all up
And sit by the fire and watch it burnå?‹ut now the tables turn
The only way back to the way it began
Is to take another look and try to understand
See it through your eyeså?¬ow I realize
ItæŠ¯ been seventeen nights and fourteen days that IæŠ³e been alone
So I thought IæŠŽ write you a letter
Just a letter