"Reinvent The Wheel" lyrics - BRIGHT EYES

"Reinvent The Wheel"
(Conor Oberst)

My friend you were the model
A priceless work of art
Boys would fashion their emotions
To the pattern of your heart

And I heard you wrote that record
For a girl you loved but died
I'm here sewing mine together
Just hoping you're alive

And I know you'll never come back now
To the world where people are
Because you never understood
What they loved you for

Now ghosts, they have their secrets
And they'll tell them to a few
So you could never pay attention
When they're whispering to you

There were many talents you possessed
That I wished myself to have
But the way your eyes would gloss over
Well, I never envied that

And I doubt you'll ever come back now
From wherever it is you are
Because you never understood
What we loved you for

I'm sure the TV sets will tell us
When someone reinvents the wheel
Until then I'll have a million conversations
About shit that isn't real

But I've tried to breathe in meaning
Dig deep to every gasp of air
Because I know you did the same thing
For as long as you could bear

I guess everything just circles around
To where it was before
So I hope I see you soon
In some other form