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Rubber Wings
Tangled strings
Choke the victim
Lives on sand
Craves the ocean
Two that look
Won't see the same thing ing
Some will pass
And some will stay
All content
To live that way

Stick your arm inside the mirror
Crawl back into bed
Take a swim inside the mirror


Some are things I can't understand
Like who is the hood and who is the victim
What is sand?
What is the ocean?
Cause, what I see can't be the same thing.

Crawl back into bed
Take a swim inside the mirror


Collapse inside the barrel
Roll down the hill
There's nails inside the barrel
These walls are awful narrow
Impaled on carpet's arrow

Lyrics submitted by fadedplasticflowers

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    General Commentanger!
    x9x9x9x9x9on October 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits too easy to get lost in Pinback's melodies to care about what they're actually trying to say.
    stevestevensonon November 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti like the fact that someone at one time mentioned that this songs lyrics reminded them of The Matrix
    x9x9x9x9x9on November 11, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationFrom the start it seems the song is about perception and how different people see things in an entirely different point of view, "Two that look won't see the same thing." "Some will pass and some will stay" to me seems to be a test of critical or analytic thinking. Some people choose to think outside the box and some are fine with not questioning anything around them. "Stick your arm inside the mirror" sounds like dreaming especially with the next line "Crawl back into bed." The "mirror" world of dreams where everything seems real and logical, but is false. This could be said to be a strong metaphor for what life really is. "Who is the hood and who is the victim." In life and the universe, it seems hard to tell who is the good guy and who is really the bad guy. Some people value human life in high regard and treat it like we are somehow "chosen." Other people see human life as just another life form on Earth or even a virus to the Earth. That we are not special in any way, just egotistic/narcissistic. "What is sand? What is the ocean?" If you really get down to the basics, everything is made of what is inside the universe, making it all basically come from the same source. It's all connected to the periodic table. Though from human interaction, they are entirely different. The last lines are foggy to me, other than explaining fear.
    Zukenon August 25, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationGreat Song.. Sometimes I think the song is about lucid dreaming and just a some dream where situation change. Also the songtitle might be relate to training the lucid techique.. Well, this is just one of my thougts about this song.. Easily one of my favourite from Pinback
    JHeepon January 20, 2012   Link

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