Nina Gordon - Bones And A Name Lyrics




rolling through the canyon blasting "heartbreaker"
i see your famous face right next to me
we smile at each other
cuz we know we know each other
but damn if i'm gonna talk to you again

i always thought that you were funny
i always thought we could be friends
but the way you treated her in the end

all the horses and all the men
couldn't bring her back again
and we tried so hard
but couldn't save her day
all the millions and the billions
of stars that shine into her eyes
were barely bright enough to light her way

so she covered herself in sorrow and shame
and smoke and mirrors and things
and fake love, angry love, bad love and sad love
and damn if i didn't almost do the same

and now sometimes i think i see her
i can almost hear her cry
i hear those chillin words
she chose to say goodbye

all the horses and all the men
couldn't bring her back again
and we tried so hard
but couldn't save her day
all the millions and the billions
of stars that shine into her eyes
were barely bright enough to light her way

he was predictable, cliche and cruel to you
he made it ugly and made it high school
he said i love you
i need you
i want you
i'll feed you
i get you
i got you
i'll catch you
and i'll keep you
my sweet and you will never be sad again
he said, "my sweet, you will never be sad again"

and all the horses and all the men
couldn't bring her back again
and we tried so hard
but couldn't save her day
all the millions and the billions
of stars that shine into her eyes
i swear sometimes i can almost hear her say:

we're just bones and a name
we all go out the way we came
so don't you try to tell me that love is all we need.





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  1. Mark Wilkins

    Just dawned on me and I may be reaching but is this about David Grohl and Louise?

    Helen Jones

    That’s what I’ve always thought and I’m pretty sure it is. I can’t find it now, but I’m sure I read something years ago where she confirmed it.

    wilverbal

    I wonder if it's a semi-fictionalized version of the story of their relationship. To me it seems like Gordon used the Post-Grohl relationship as an inspiration for a story that ends differently, because I interpret some of the lyrics to mean that the woman in this song was so distraught about the way she was treated that she took her own life. Just my interpretation.

  2. Martina Eleonora

    rolling through the canyon blasting "heartbreaker"
    i see your famous face right next to me
    we smile at each other
    cuz we know we know each other
    but damn if i'm gonna talk to you again

    i always thought that you were funny
    i always thought we could be friends
    but the way you treated her in the end

    all the horses and all the men
    couldn't bring her back again
    and we tried so hard
    but couldn't save her day
    all the millions and the billions
    of stars that shine into her eyes
    were barely bright enough to light her way

    so she covered herself in sorrow and shame
    and smoke and mirrors and things
    and fake love, angry love, bad love and sad love
    and damn if i didn't almost do the same

    and now sometimes i think i see her
    i can almost hear her cry
    i hear those chillin words
    she chose to say goodbye

    all the horses and all the men
    couldn't bring her back again
    and we tried so hard
    but couldn't save her day
    all the millions and the billions
    of stars that shine into her eyes
    were barely bright enough to light her way

    he was predictable, cliche and cruel to you
    he made it ugly and made it high school
    he said i love you
    i need you
    i want you
    i'll feed you
    i get you
    i got you
    i'll catch you
    and i'll keep you
    my sweet and you will never be sad again
    he said, "my sweet, you will never be sad again"

    and all the horses and all the men
    couldn't bring her back again
    and we tried so hard
    but couldn't save her day
    all the millions and the billions
    of stars that shine into her eyes
    i swear sometimes i can almost hear her say:

    we're just bones and a name
    we all go out the way we came
    so don't you try to tell me that love is all we need.

  3. Diego Lires

    Nina <3

  4. Trrll.

    En la Boca del desierto estuvo aquí.