When I Don't Love You Anymore

by The Urbane Decay

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Songs about crushes, near-misses, long-distance love affairs, infidelity and the inevitability of broken hearts. 2004 vintage.

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released January 1, 2004

Jakob Rehlinger

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The Urbane Decay Toronto, Ontario

The Urbane Decay is an indie pop recording project mainly active between 2002-2009, mainly by Jakob Rehlinger, mainly maudlin and mopey.

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Track Name: When I Don't Love You Anymore
If you have a boyfriend
Cheat on him with me
He'll never know, if we're careful
He'll never know

If you have a girlfriend
Leave her for me
She'll learn to deal
It'll hurt, but in time she'll heal

I bet she's been there before
I bet she's been a whore
And she can have you back
When I don't love you anymore

If you have a boyfriend
Tell him it's you
He won't understand
He'll just look confused

Tell him I'm just something
You have to do
It's been used on me
And god knows I'll use it on you

I bet you've used it before
I bet you've been a whore
And he can take you back
When you don't love me anymore

If you've made your promises
Break them like teacups on the floor
The thing about promises—
You can always make some more
But don't make them out to me
Don't make them out to me...

If you have a boyfriend
Cheat on him with me
Or if you have a girlfriend
Leave her for me

I bet they're a whore
A regular human revolving door
They're cheating on you
You've seen the signs, you know that it's true

We've all been there before
I quit keeping score
And they can have you back
When I don't love you anymore
They can have you back
When I don't love you anymore

They can take you back
When you don't love me anymore
Track Name: Sex Is Always Better With Somebody New
Sex is always better with somebody new
Someone who's never demolished you

But there's something to be said for a broken-in bed
And I don't want it all to myself tonight
I don't want it all to myself tonight

Sex is always better with someone you hardly know
Someone who works at some place you never go

Yeah, there's something to be said for a welcoming bed
And I don't want it all to myself tonight
I don't want it all to myself tonight

And I don't want to lie
Not anymore
Deep down inside
I know I'm a whore
And I don't want to hear
About commitment and trust
My heart and my love
Are ashes and dust
And if I can't learn to trust
I still know how to lust

Sex is always better when they don't belong to you
With your best friend's ex, every kiss is taboo

But there's something to be said for a well-worn bed
And I don't want it all to myself tonight
I don't want it all to myself tonight...
Track Name: Mostly By Mistake
I'm writing a book
On the the minutiae of pain
There's 52 words for lonely
Not including the profane

Now I need me some pills
To straighten me out
I'm so full of loathing
I'm so full of doubt
Like a monk gone astray
Who's no longer devout

And all the songs they sing
On the radio, in the bars
Are about lovers torn asunder
By distance, by the stars
By time and by folly
By destiny and fate
By trial and by karma
But mostly by mistake

I can't find one song
On all the records I own
That don't make me feel used up
Or feel so alone

Now you want me to put
Your picture back in its frame
It's so easy to trap me
I'm so easy to take
Like a moth in the darkness
Drawn into the flame

And all the songs they sing
On the radio, in the bars
Are about lovers torn asunder
By distance, by the stars
By time and by folly
By destiny and fate
By trial and by karma
But mostly by mistake
It's mostly by mistake...
Track Name: You're Never Coming Back To Bed
I dreamt I met a girl
She was hiding from the sun
I went and stood beside her
And I knew she was the one

She fit like a jigsaw piece
Not the last one, but the key
Everything builds outwards from
That's how she completed me

I dreamt that when we kissed
She began to fade
She turned into mist
The wind blew her away

She stung my eyes like smoke
She smelled of nicotine
I was crying when I woke
I knew it wasn't a dream

I can hold your pillow
But you're never coming back to bed
I can leave your light on
You're never coming back to bed
Your books are still on your night stand
You're never coming back to bed
Your robe is hanging on the door
You're never coming back to bed
Track Name: Ten Thousand Days
For ten thousand days
I've been waiting for something
Some kind of ache
Some kind of sting

I've been secluded and cloistered
Grey and hollow inside
Like the shell of an oyster
Pearl lost to the tide

What is this ache?
That swells from the blue
It's been ten thousand days
That I've been waiting for you

My world has been shadows
For ten thousand days
My reality cast
On the walls of a cave

How dark defines the light
As the yang does the yin
You showed me the pearl
I had hidden within

What is this ache?
Illusion or truth?
It's been ten thousand days
That I've been waiting for you

Fate offered me you
and told me I can't touch
The sweet and bitter ache
Has almost become too much
The day I can hold you
This ache will melt away
And I've only been waiting
Ten thousand days

For ten thousand days
I've been waiting to live
I've taken my share
With nothing to give

But I feel reborn
Into your hidden world
As I place in your palm
A shimmering pearl

What is this ache?
That swells from the blue
It's been ten thousand days
That I've been waiting for you
Track Name: I Hope I Don't Make You Cringe
I really, really hope
I don't make you cringe
Like there's bugs on your skin
If I say I love you
On the phone tonight
'Cause all I really want
Is to listen to you talk
While I silently walk beside you
And hold your hand
While I hold your hand
While I hold your hand

I want to play guitar
For you, on your bed
While you rest your head
On my shoulder
And your hair tickles my cheek
While you fall asleep
'Cause all I really want
Is is to lay awake
Unable to sleep
To aware of where we touch
Where our bodies touch
Where our bodies touch
Where our bodies touch

'Cause I think you are all I never
Dared to hope to find ever
Dreamed I'd meet someone so clever
I think we should get together
Before this chance is gone forever
Not saying we have to be tethered
But fate has a way of pulling levers
Connections made are too soon severed

I think we should get together
I think we should get together
Before this chance is gone forever
Gone forever...
Track Name: Morning Colour
I want to see the colour of your eyes
Reflected in the window pane
When the only light is the sun, barely rising
And the only sound are the birds, barely waking
And tires, gently on wet pavement
As the windowsill drips
And your cup touching the counter, gently clicks

When birds leave us for the sky
They never say goodbye

I want to see the fold of the sheets
Twisted around your legs
The light, grey and soft
No colour in the room
Sounds all dampened
Like cotton in my ears
And your chest rises and falls
Like a feather in the breeze
And I could spend all morning
Watching you breath

When birds leave us for the sky
They never say goodbye