"A Broken Tenor" as written by and Gnewikow Didier....
Red. Blue. Where are you tonight, you say everything just right everything's just right. I live on a dead end street where men and women meet. The countries really far from me. Where the seasons get universal. Yeah, the seasons get universal why are you still surprised by a quart of gin and a quarter scotch, a quiet airplane and a half-hour off the clock. Where are you? Your hair knows. Your hair knows the top of your T-shirt and your back was up in arms about it. But I'm not as good as the inner states are; I can't take you that far. To a polish town in German tongues and in time with Irish rounds he thinks every Russian girl is you. Did he hear? He didn't hear here.


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    General CommentThe Promise Ring is the most lyrically clever band I've ever heard. You can't possibly beat "your hair knows the top of your T-shirt and your back was up in arms about it."
    swashbucklingpunkon March 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree w/ you on that. Lyricially they are excellent. On "Very Emergency", "Happiness is all the rage". I like to see some good emo bands singing about happiness..haha.
    AndForgetMeNotson April 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthat's right kids, happiness is an emotion, too! lol
    juliashopeon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAs someone already mentioned in the comments for "Forget Me", there is a line in this song that appears to be derived from the Sylvia Plath poem "Daddy". In the poem, the line is "In the German tongue, in the Polish town", while the line in the song is "to a polish town in german tongues". The use of this line is rather puzzling in this song, as the mood of the poem itself is dark, whereas this song is rather happy.
    pete_is_selfishon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti always saw this song referring to the other songs on this album.

    "Red. Blue." (red and blue jeans)
    "Where are you tonight" (is this thing on?)
    "But I'm not as good as the inner states are; I can't take you that far." (make me a chevy)
    "he thinks every Russian girl is you." (forget me)
    "The countries really far from me." (nothing feels good)
    "I live on a dead end street where men and women meet." (raspberry rush)
    "Where the seasons get universal." (pink chimneys)
    "our hair knows. Your hair knows the top of your T-shirt and your back was up in arms about it." (B is For Bethlehem)

    I kinda always just figured that's what this was all about.
    easttexason April 26, 2008   Link

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