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Paper Bag
by Fiona Apple



I was staring at the sky
just looking for a star
to pray on or wish on
or something like that
I was having a sweet fix
of a day dream of a boy
whose reality I knew
was hopeless to be had
but then the dove of hope
began its downward slope
and I believed for a moment that
my chances were
approaching to be grabbed
But as it came down here
so did a weary tear
I thought it was a bird but
it was just a paper bag

Hunger hurts
and I want him so bad
oh it kills
'cause I know I'm a mess
he don't wanna clean up
I've got to fold 'cause these hands
are too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts
but starving works
when it costs
too much to love

I went crazy again today
looking for a strand to climb
looking for
a little hope
Baby said he couldn't stay
wouldn't put his lips to mine
A fail to kiss
is a fail to cope
And I said honey I don't feel so good
don't feel justified
Come on put a little love
here in my void
He said it's all in my head
I said so's everything
but he didn't get it
I thought he was a man
but he was just a little boy

Hunger hurts
and I want him so bad
oh it kills
'cause I know I'm a mess
he don't wanna clean up
I've got to fold 'cause these hands
are too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts
but starving works
when it costs too much to love

Hunger hurts
but I want him so bad
oh it kills
'cause I know I'm a mess
that he don't wanna clean up
I've got to fold 'cause these hands
are too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts
but starving works
when it costs too much to love

Hunger hurts
but I want him so bad
oh it kills me
'cause I know I'm a mess
he don't wanna clean up
I've got to fold because these hands
are just too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts
but starving works
when it costs
too much to love
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Lyrics submitted by Nikki.