My Own World
Lyrics Eleanor Friedberger

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I was living and breathing and sitting quite quietly
Watching the TV and minding my diet
While I moved from my desk on to my treadmill
And I tried to move mountains or nothing but molehills
So what do you want to interrupt me for, girl?
Leave me in my oh-own world, oh-own world

I was checking the scores and cutting out coupons
Reading the papers and trying to regroup
I had just gotten over the snows of December and
Further out beyond, I don't want to remember
So don't interrupt me, girl
Leave me in my oh-own world, oh-own world

I was taking my pulse and writing a diary
Looking at foods for their dates of expiry
And quietly checking the corners of rooms and then
Coming back in and checking again
A noise in a distance, a rumble or murmur
Some little earthquake upsets terra firma

Now I'm looking behind me, I'm checking my rearview
Everything ancient is suddenly brand new
And cliches have taken on a shocking new meaning
But the snows have come back
And our teeth still need cleaning so
What do you want to interrupt me for, girl?
Leave me in my oh-own world
Oh-own world, oh-own world, oh-own world

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