Steve I Always Knew

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"Steve I Always Knew"
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The Invisible Man cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album The Invisible Man
Released 2001
Format CD
Label Matador Records
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Mark Eitzel
The Invisible Man track listing
  1. "The Boy With The Hammer In The Paper Bag"
  2. "Can You See?"
  3. "Christian Science Reading Room"
  4. "Sleep"
  5. "To The Sea"
  6. "Shine"
  7. "Steve I Always Knew"
  8. "Bitterness"
  9. "Anything"
  10. "Without You"
  11. "The Global Sweep Of Human History"
  12. "Seeing Eye Dog"
  13. "Proclaim Your Joy"

"Steve I Always Knew" is the 7th song on Mark Eitzel's 7th album, 2001's The Invisible Man. It was previously released in demo form on his 1997 tour-only CD Lover's Leap USA.

Lyrics

The Invisible Man version

You can boil the night down into a thin white line
Ringing doorbells and waiting next to a pay phone
Which means I guess that we're gonna sleep together
And like the morning, you disappear

The sunrise is a rainbow made out of grey blood veins
You said in my life I was too lucky
So tell me am I supposed to feel guilty or something
When you're just another glow in the dark skeleton talking

Steve I always knew you wanted me
But you know I had too much to lose
You said the only way through fear is to give in
And you were right
Fear ain't much more than nothing

You put all your cash up the noses of the boys at the Leland hotel
You said if you don't live now there's no chance for later
I guess in bed I was kind of a sweet nothing
For your money you could have done much better

Steve I always knew you wanted me
But you know I had too much to lose
You said the only way through fear is to give in
And you were right
Fear ain't much more than nothing
But then I got your eyes and in them you were nothing

You moved to New York to clean up and came back married to a cop
When I saw you on the street I could tell you didn't want to stop
You said those who haven't seen the death of love don't know what to believe in
And far too early you saw life had no meaning
You were far too young to think that was the truth
You were far too young to live with the truth

Steve I always knew you wanted me
But you know I had too much to lose
You said the only way through fear is to give in
And you were right
Fear ain't much more than nothing
You were right
But then I got your eyes and in them you were nothing

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