Paperweight

All the memories, all of the times, and
All the pictures we laughed and smiled in
Well, it seems they were all just a lie
Don't spray another poisoned word at me

Lookin' back, it was not surprisin'
Even if I had not surmised it
Nevertheless, I'm gonna survive
You've played your final toyin' game with me

You know that shot of our hot sunrise in Japan?
I burned the photo
But the frame will make a damn fine paperweight

I'm gonna trash the thoughts and break away
Peel the scab and wash the stain away
Go dancin' all the pain away
I'm gonna dance it all away

I hope you find some guy who can stand ya
And that you purchase a nice new camera
And when he sees through your decorative plan
He'll tear that thing apart, and watch you fade

They'll ostracize and brand ya
No hook will ever care to land ya
And I'll be jitterbuggin', drink in hand
'Cos buried snapshots are your only trace

You know that picture of us dining in Scotland?
I hurled the photo
But the frame will make a damn fine paperweight

You know that shot of us streaking in Amsterdam?
I kept the photo
Plus the frame will make a damn fine paperweight

About the song

I take it back again. This is probably my favorite song I've ever written.