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Circle - Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

 

Me
I'm a part of your circle of friends
And we
Notice you don't come around 
And me
I think it all depends
On you
Touching ground with us, but

I quit
I give up
Nothing's good enough for anybody else
It seems, and
I quit
I give up
Nothing's good enough for anybody else
It seems, and

And being alone is the
Is the best way to be
When I'm by myself
It's the best way to be
When I'm all alone
It's the best way to be
When I'm by myself
Nobody else can say goodbye

Everything is temporary anyway
When the streets are wet
The colors slip into the sky
But I don't know why
That means you and I are
That means you and I

I quit
I give up
Nothing's good enough for anybody else
It seems, and
I quit
I give up
Nothing's good enough for anybody else
It seems, and

And being alone is the
Is the best way to be
When I'm by myself
It's the best way to be
When I'm all alone
It's the best way to be
When I'm by myself
Nobody else can say

Me
I'm a part of your circle of friends
And we
Notice you don't come around

La la la la, la la la la la


This song offers an interesting contrast between the social and self-preservation instincts.

It's bookended by the social instinct and being part of a circle of friends.

I'm a part of your circle of friends and we notice you don't come around...I think it all depends on you touching ground with us, but...

Yet the middle speaks of the self-preservation instinct and how it's just better to go it alone.

When I'm by myself it's the best way to be. When I'm by myself nobody else can say goodbye.