kathy keller lyrics – okkervil river

kathy keller’s only daughter,
i’ve been bad, but i’m getting better.
i seen you dancing with another man
and he was holding your hand,
but all dances must rest,
nothing lasts forever.

cynthia anne, so give me chances,
i will prove to you that romance is
something that doesn’t have to make you
feel sick after, feel all cheated,
over and over remember what he did.
i did it all, but now i’m really better.

i would like to prove to you
i have no appet*te to do
the things i did then
and won’t do again.
on my own, i’m all alone,
i try to make my affections known,
they won’t stop talking
about what i did twenty years ago.

that bright kitchen, that old cleaver,
the spots of blood, the fallen phone receiver,
don? t you get tired of seeing those pictures?
that was me, but now i’m different.
i did all that, but now i’m really better.

i would like to prove to you
i have no appet*te to do
the things i did then
and won’t do again.
on my own, i’m all alone,
i try to make my affections known,
but the evil’s p*ssed
from one hand to another.

cynthia keller in the cellar,
don’t tell me you didn’t get my letters.
i try to tell you, make you see
that after all they did to me,
how i could i do that? all i can do now
is stay at home and watch t.v.
you’re all i have, don’t make me go,
don’t throw me away, don’t leave me alone.
i can’t be alone now that i’m all better.
i’m your slave, just
don’t leave me alone with my being better.

/ okkervil river lyrics