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She means nothing to me now.
I tell myself every single day.
She means nothing to me now.
I tell myself every single day.

One of those blonde ladies had a certain hold on me.
I went to all the seminars by the Airport in the Double Tree.
I even let her use her nephew's sea plane in the Bahamas for free.

But she means nothing to me now.
I tell myself that everyday:
She means nothing to me now.
I tell myself every single day.
I'm quite convinced I escaped her sway.

I burned all my clothes with eucalyptus juice;
Ripped out the floors and painted the platforms puce;
And I went so far as to sacrifice a second snake to Zeus,

But she means nothing to me now.
I tell myself that everyday:
She means nothing to me now.
I tell myself every single day.
I'm still convinced I escaped her sway.

But when she wakes in the moonlight on her mesa in March,
Does she kick up a thunderstorm
When she thinks of my betrayal?
I was in a dark place
With little covered lights
Now did she leave me,
Or did I leave her?

She means nothing to me now.

I read all the books and I watched the DVD
She said, "Get rid of all the things that you think you need."
I gave away my record collection, I became a volunteer
They went through my trash in the middle of the night
I thought it was two racoons and my neighbor's dog having a fight
I knew it was her when I saw her eyes in the flashlight

She means nothing to me now.
I tell myself I'm quite OK.
She means nothing to me now.
I tell myself that every day.
I tell myself, tell myself, tell myself, tell myself
She means nothing to me now.
I'm quite OK.
I'm quite OK.

CREDITS

Vocals, re-arrangements, additional lyrics: David Byrne
Drums: Bob D'Amico
Vocals: Eleanor Friedberger
The rest: Matt Friedberger

Recorded at DB's studio, South Hell, NYC
Mixed by Pat Dillett at Kampo Studios, NYC

Original by the Fiery Furnaces, from the album Widow City

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