Built to Spill - Carry the Zero Lyrics

Built to Spill Keep It Like a Secret cover art
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I'm not knocking your want
To carry that home

Took it with you
When you moved and got it broke

Found the pieces
We counted them all alone

Didn't add up
Forgot to carry a zero

I can't be your
Apologist very long

I'm surprised that
You'd want to carry that on

Count your blemishes
You can't
They're all gone

I can't see your response
Putting them back on

Like they're waiting for your guard to fall
So they can see it all and you're so
Occupied with what other persons are
Occupied with
And vice versa

And you've become
What you thought was dumb
A fraction of the sum

Yeah, you've become
Yeah, you have become

A fraction of the sum
The middle and the front

And now it's coming back
Hasn't it come too far?

I was trying to help but I guess
I pushed too hard

Now we can't even touch it
Afraid it'll fall apart
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The Plan
  • 2 Center of the Universe
  • 3 Carry the Zero
  • 4 Sidewalk
  • 5 Bad Light
  • 6 Time Trap
  • 7 Else
  • 8 You Were Right
  • 9 Temporarily Blind
  • 10 Broken Chairs


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Doug Martsch
    album: Track 3 in album Keep It Like a Secret
    release date: 1999-2-2
    popularity : 97 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 5:45
    Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624695226
    script: Latin