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Got to wipe my feet off, now
Got to kick the shoes.
There's a lot of empties on the ground.
Got to fill some new ones.

I know some day they're gonna exercise a reasonable
amount of strain on my simple way.

A simple lack of feeling ( something.. )
A simple lack of fuel. ( empty.. )
A simple lack of energy to play, ( someway, )
create, and make it through the day.

I know some day they're gonna exercise a reasonable
amount of strain on my simple way.

I know some day they're gonna separate the part of the brain
that can discriminate the friendly from the enemy.

You are the enemy...

There's a lot of bodies on the ground.
I know. I used to be one.
I learned I'm not the kind of guy who'd cheat a friend to make it through the day.

I know some day they're gonna exercise a reasonable
amount of strain on my simple way.

You are the enemy...


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  • +1
    General Commenti think its about someone stabbing a the guy in back, or possibly someone with a hidden agenda. anyways im probably wrong, but hey i tried.
    thefishermanon July 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI feel this song is about their record label; how they joined, signed a contract to be owned, and end up hating them.
    Wharicon July 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo comments?

    I love this song. I don't get it, but i like it.
    partayattaylorson February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always thought it was
    "you are the end of me"

    this version suits me better.
    azwethinkweizmon June 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat you'd sing if you wanted to be both Elliott Smith's version of 'Because', and Zack de la Rocha.
    _ellieon October 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpinback has silly song titles quite frequently
    tacokisseson July 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of their best in my opinion.
    HC_MOSon March 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, this songs makes me think about strugging against societies ability to stifle the peace, joy and solace found in on's own mind, thoughts and beliefs.
    socceroaklandguyon February 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me, this songs makes me think about strugging against societies ability to stifle the peace, joy and solace found in on's own mind, thoughts and beliefs.
    socceroaklandguyon February 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEasy. This song is about me. I walk 10 miles a day to work and back, just getting my fucking shoes off at the end of the day my reason for getting up in the morning, I'm a good person - at least I try to be - but people make me sick sometimes, and some day 'they' are gonna strain me to my breaking point, and everyone will be the same, and therefore my enemy.
    eliashon February 26, 2014   Link

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