Blue Valentines - Tom Waits

    She sends me blue valentines
    All the way from Philadelphia
    To mark the anniversary
    Of someone that I used to be
    And it feels just like theres
    A warrant out for my arrest
    Got me checkin in my rearview mirror
    And I'm always on the run
    Thats why I changed my name
    And I didn't think you'd ever find me here

    To send me blue valentines
    Like half forgotten dreams
    Like a pebble in my shoe
    As I walk these streets
    And the ghost of your memory
    Is the thistle in the kiss
    And the burgler that can break a roses neck
    It's the tatooed broken promise
    That I hide beneath my sleeve
    And I see you every time I turn my back

    She sends me blue valentines
    Though I try to remain at large
    They're insisting that our love
    Must have a eulogy
    Why do I save all of this madness
    In the nightstand drawer
    There to haunt upon my shoulders
    Baby I know
    I'd be luckier to walk around everywhere I go
    With a blind and broken heart
    That sleeps beneath my lapel

    She sends me my blue valentines
    To remind me of my cardinal sin
    I can never wash the guilt
    Or get these bloodstains off my hands
    And it takes a lot of whiskey
    To take this nightmares go away
    And I cut my bleedin heart out every nite
    And I die a little more on each St. Valentines day
    Remember that I promised I would
    Write you...
    These blue valentines
    blue valentines
    blue valentines


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