I drive this car with a seat saved for you
I wish you would get caught in the rain
I'd slow down, open the passenger door
And forget you ever caused me pain
Hope against hope, dream a dream in vain

It's a strange thing to do
After what we've been through
But I still talk to you
Wondered if you knew

I built this house with a room made for you
I've not seen as far as I'm aware
I locked myself out by nailing the door shut
And I pretend you live in there -
Down the hallway just beyond the stairs

Although you're miles away
When I go home today
You'll be there anyway
it works out okay, but it's not the real thing

You gave me your confession
And I learned about obsession
How I try to occupy my mind's eye
With anything other than this digression

Now the sun packs it in
And calls it another year
The cold is on, the birds are gone
As you still are, I fear

I live this life with a picture of you
In my mind, clear as a windowpane
I draw those lines every opportunity I get
Before your image starts to wane
Something lost and something else to gain
Hope against hope, dream a dream in vain

You gave me your confession
And I learned about obsession
Now I try to occupy my mind's eye
With anything other than this digression


From:  Tweak
Released:  October, 1999
"WISHFUL THINKING"