I was there when you were down
Generally feeling gratified and electrified
Poetry of feelings good
Drama through the night
If you get to your destination ya just might
Be on time

I'll tell you all of the words that we could speak
I write them on my shoes every day
And when it's warm we can throw them in the fireplace
And the carpet is a running shade of grey

Air is nothing here but air to breath
You show me your colour box
To paint your knees

I was there when you were down
Generally feeling gratified and electrified

And there are words that we could speak
I'd write them on my shoes every day
And when it's warm we can throw them in the fireplace
And the carpet is a running shade of grey


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    General CommentJeff is perfect on this song. Such a great band.
    dihnekison June 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about being there for someone, but with the person not exactly realizing how much he was there for them. I could be completely off. I do love when Jeff Mangum sings on this song though. It's one of my favorites.
    AsYourMouthMoveson March 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSometimes I think its about a boy that had a girl go "down" on him and he was really into it, spiritually physically and mentally and they had beautiful sex. The drama through the night and the destination is her orgasm.

    The line "be on time" is wrong. It's supposed to be "be all right".

    But usually I'm thinking the lyrics kind of about what the first commenter said.
    cziganyon April 26, 2008   Link

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