Music

Verve Pipe’s Barely (If At All) Lyrics

when my love complained, every word
a breath on my last dandelion
and so lovers will leave and their tears
souvenirs for the very first time

i searched the world reluctant
to find a lover enthusiastic
speak to me barely if at all

when i was a boy, funny things
water wings kept you confident
a belly of wine, similar
to keep yourself indifferent

and i scraped the bargain basement
bought a lover less than fantastic
spoke to me barely if at all

taste perfume that burns my throat
and i am free of envelope
squeeze an instant out of me

and she placed a hand between our lips
how could anything be so precious
she kissed me barely if at all

and she, with a hand between our lips
gave me what we now have in common
she left me barely if at all