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broken love with little words

by petit astronaute
[– just to suggest an atmosphere] You are a splendid butterfly It is your wings that make you beautiful And I could make you fly away But I could never make you stay You said you were in love with me Both of us know that that’s impossible And I could make you rue the day But I could never make you stay [refrain] Not for all the tea in China Not if I could sing like a bird Not for all North Carolina Not for all my little words Not if I could write for you The sweetest song you ever heard It doesn’t matter what I do Not for all my little words Now that you’ve made me want to die You tell me that you’re unboyfriendable And I could make you pay… Read more

[– just to suggest an atmosphere]

You are a splendid butterfly
It is your wings that make you beautiful
And I could make you fly away
But I could never make you stay

You said you were in love with me
Both of us know that that’s impossible
And I could make you rue the day
But I could never make you stay

[refrain]
Not for all the tea in China
Not if I could sing like a bird
Not for all North Carolina
Not for all my little words
Not if I could write for you
The sweetest song you ever heard
It doesn’t matter what I do
Not for all my little words

Now that you’ve made me want to die
You tell me that you’re unboyfriendable
And I could make you pay and pay
But I could never make you stay

[refrain]

It doesn’t matter what I do
Not for all my little words…

The Magnetic Fields, “All my Little Words” (69 Love Songs, 1999)

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