She sends me blue valentines All the way from Philadelphia To mark the anniversary Of someone that I used to be...
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 a warrant Is out for my arrest Baby, you got me checkin' In my rearview mirror That's why I'm always on the run That's 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 Baby, it's the thistle in the kiss It's the burglar that can break a rose's neck It's the tatooed broken promise I gotta hide beneath my sleeve I'm going to 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 Here in the nightstand drawer There to haunt upon my shoulders Baby, I know I'd be luckier to walk around everywhere I go With this blind and broken heart That sleeps beneath my lapel Instead, these 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 make these nightmares go away And I cut my bleedin' heart out every night And I'm going to die a little more on each St. Valentines day Don't you remember, I promised I would write you These blue valentines Blue valentines Blue valentines
writers: TOM WAITS
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