So long ago, I don't remember when That's when they say I lost my only friend Well they said she died easy of a broken heart disease As I listened through the cemetery trees I seen the sun comin' up at the funeral at dawn The long broken arm of human law Now it always seemed such a waste, she always had a pretty face So I wondered how she hung around this place Hey, come on try a little Nothing is forever There's got to be something better than In the middle But me and Cinderella We put it all together We can drive it home With one headlight
She said it's cold It feels like Independence Day And I can't break away from this parade But there's got to be an opening Somewhere here in front of me Through this maze of ugliness and greed And I seen the sun up ahead at the county line bridge Sayin' all there's good and nothingness is dead We'll run until she's out of breath She ran until there's nothin' left She hit the end, it's just her window ledge Hey, come on try a little Nothing is forever There's got to be something better than In the middle But me and Cinderella We put it all together We can drive it home With one headlight Well this place is old It feels just like a beat up truck I turn the engine, but the engine doesn't turn Well it smells of cheap wine, cigarettes This place is always such a mess Sometimes I think I'd like to watch it burn I'm so alone and I feel just like somebody else Man, I ain't changed, but I know I ain't the same But somewhere here in between the city walls of dyin' dreams I think of death, it must be killin' me Hey, hey hey come on try a little Nothing is forever There's got to be something better than In the middle But me and Cinderella We put it all together We can drive it home With one headlight
Does anybody die easy of a broken heart disease? Sounds brutal to me.
Love the "As I listened thru the Cemetery Trees" line. Immediately pumps you right down into the heart of the song.
"The long broken arm of human law" Could be a lot of things going on. But maybe it's how humans have a long history of treating each other like shit.
"There's got to be something better than in the middle" is probably the height of the lyrical energy of the song. Very relatable.
All those instruments swirling around in the verses are great. So many layers. Like an 8 layer bean dip of guitars. No? k. Symphony of arrangements. Not not mention that perfectly played/tuned snare drum.
I always kind of liked this song when it came out in the late 90s. Then you heard it literally everywhere... Arby's bathrooms, grocery stores, and every fm radio station etc. When I got a little older, I really fell in love with it.