1:15 began with a phone ring
i heard i stirred
but i wasn't hurt
tonight's linesare yours to keep
go back to sleep
and that's wonderful
when your world at it's worst seems bearable
is it not so terrible to stay
and terrible to say
why won't you change
and walk into the rain
while we splash and play
it will behere forever
while every-one's so convinced they
know everything is true
all i believe in is you
I do
it was a wonderful puddle that i played in
and i was so young when it hit me:
in no one you can believe
but that's terrible
when these evil white lies make hysterical
habit forming beautiful
i miss my friends they live next door
but insincerity is so hard to ignore
it was a wonderful puddle that we
played in and at two and a half
we hit back
isn't that wonderful
so wonderfl
that as they gather round our grave to splash and play
they'll say why'd you have to change
andwalk into the same
where the dirty rain drains
you're gone in the morning
everything is so convinced
they know everything is true
all i believe in is you.
I do. (x3)
I believe in ...


Lyrics submitted by kristensicle, edited by White2lip

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    General Commentone of my favorite songs ever...
    not really sure what he means by a 'wonderful puddle that we played in', but i guess it's just about be spontaneous and in love..

    the line..'habit forming beautiful..' one of my favorite lyrics ever

    simon.
    sih107on September 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentA puddle is something that is small and not permanant. The wonderful puddle seems to be a young romance that was nothing more than small and temporary.
    davispunxon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song I REALLY love. And yes to me it does seem to be about being in love with someone whom everyone knows won't work in the end. But he doesn't care, he just wants to enjoy it for as long as it last. Though I don't understand the very ending. The whole grave thing.
    please drive fasteron April 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti just always thought it was about being younger and learning that friends come and go. kids play in puddles when it rains. right? i mean, not every song has to be about relationships.
    Bootcuton May 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit was a wonderful puddle that i played in
    and i was soyoung when it hit me
    in no one you can believe
    but that's terrible when these evil white lies make hysterical, habit forming beautiful.
    i miss my friends
    they live next door but insincerity is so hard to ignore

    "but insincerity is so hard to ignore.."
    wonderfulll.
    kenziejaneon September 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about losing a best friend. A friend that was really close to Bob in his early years and then drifted away because of something sketchy like drugs or prostitution. Well probably not prostitution. But when he lost that friend, he not only realized that he was so important. But also, he has a lot of work to do on himself until he feels right about the whole situation.
    mschwabon December 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are a bit wrong. I'm probably just being nit-picky, but I think it changes the meaning a bit:

    1/15 began with a phone ring
    I heard and I stirred
    but I wasn't hurt.
    Tonight's lines are yours to keep
    go back to sleep and that's wonderful
    when your world at it's worst seems bearable
    but it's not so terrible to stay...
    terrible to say why won't
    you change and walk into
    the rain used to love to
    splash and play it will be
    here forever; every-
    one's so convinced they
    know everything is true all i
    believed in was you. I do.
    it was a wonderful puddle that i
    played in and i was so
    young when it hit me; no
    one you can believe. but
    that's terrible when these
    evil white lines make hysterical
    habit forming beautiful. i
    miss my friends they live
    next door but insincerity's
    so hard to ignore. it was a
    wonderful puddle that we
    played in and at two and a
    half we hit back! isn't that
    wonderful, so wonderful,
    that as they gather round our graves,
    splash and play they'll say...
    why'd you have to change and
    walk into the same where
    the dirty rain drains?
    and you're gone in the morning
    and everyone's so convinced they know everything is true
    all i believed in was you. I do. I do. I do. I do... believe in you.


    I agree with mschwab, this song is about seeing someone you grew up with turn into an addict (see "evil white LINES make hysterical habit forming beautiful"). When you're young and playing in puddles you have all the promise in the world, to be different and do anything, but this person fell into "the same... where the dirty rain drains," and the friend could be dead because of it. I think they may not be dead yet, because he still believes in them and hopefully that they can overcome it. Either that or they have died and he still believes in what they were not what they became.

    Also this tends to fit in with Bob Nanna's passion for writing about childhood, the past, nostalgia, etc. If you ever have read his blogs or Threadless posts, he leads you to believe that he's very focused on the past and incidents that make him remember the past. So it's pretty likely that a friend's drug addiction made him remember how simple life used to be. Sad song but there's still a bit of hope there. And also, his friends live right nextdoor but he can't reach them (or at least one of them) because of addiction possibly.
    asSTARSfallxon March 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song hit me like a sack of bricks to the head today. The lines about white lies, insincerity, and especially a puddle being something "small and impermanent" ... it all sounds like a group of extremely close friends that drifted apart, perhaps as a result of drugs, or maybe something less obvious, like suspicious-mindedness. I tend towards the latter.
    NewSkinon September 28, 2011   Link

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