"Choice In The Matter" as written by Jon Brion and Aimee Mann....
(And if this is one of your ten thousand dollar hours
Don't forget to write it down
Help is on the way)

Skip the cloak and dagger bit
Don't you know we're sick of it
As much as I would like to stay
The message light just blinks away
And while I'm here you won't push play

[Chorus]
So you leave me no choice in the matter
You leave me no choice in the matter
You leave me no choice in the matter
You leave me no

Option to indulge in this
Exercise in cowardice
Ignorance without the bliss

[Chorus]

Cause I know where this boat will go
Pulled down by the undertow
It's lucky I know
How to row

So row, row, row your boat
Gently down the stream
I hope you drown and never come up

[Chorus]


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"Choice in the Matter" as written by Aimee Mann Jon Brion

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    General CommentI think it is about a girl suspecting that her boyfriend is cheating on her.

    "As much as I would like to stay
    The message light just blinks away
    And while I'm here you won't push play"

    I think that could be a reference to him acting sneaky, not listening to his messages when she's around and stuff like that.

    I also get it from the "ignorance without the bliss" part... she's saying that she doesn't know for sure, but that's eating her up inside, so he leaves her no choice in the matter but to end it all.

    Finally, she seems very angry in the "I hope you drown and never come up" part, like she really doesn't want him to be a part of her life ever again.

    Well, that's my take.
    Misery_chickon August 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentanother great song by Aimee Mann. I guess the meaning of this song must be about coming to the conclusion that a relationship has to come to an end and its for the best :-)
    robturneyon May 12, 2006   Link

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