we are the high street service trays / coming to take you away / pasadena 1968 / with speed on your breakfast plate / aunt cancer calls them happy pills / they keep her calm and cool until he leaves / the moccasin skin obsession leather thigh / white tennis skirt so high / the eyes of mine are new and kind / but the hair's not grey, it's white / and grandfather's an ascot noose / can't tie the tassels on his shoes / leave me / these are the red-eyed politics / the cocktail revisionists / war room rules: no wives or kids / here men sing the boy in them / the hedge casts heroes late across our lawn / the valley hunt militiamen, all gone / thought we had the lock in '54 / now the maid owns the house next door / and what's more / swims in the pool she used to clean / our new king looks like a queen / leave me / oh god stop tearing off the roof / of my experimental bathroom / it's the only thing that's halfway mine / and not for your prying and lying eyes / the empire's melting like ice cream / on the altar of the sun / this skin we've stretched for centuries / it's faded, it's fraying, it's meaningless to me


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    General Commentno doubt, great band and great song
    emodaveon June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdude, he's talking about pasadena. east sieede!

    actually, the lead singer's parents live in pasadena, ca. my brother's friend lives next door to them.
    ericon July 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthats awesome eric, you should try to meet him, id do anything to meet good ol Blake. hes the best.
    IllCatchYou11on August 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about Pasedena, and how fucked up living there was for Blake. I could be wrong, but when I hear it I can really visualize what he is talking about.
    SEofANon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit to be about the changes in America during Blake's live
    mechpope13on November 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentedit:
    it is about the changes in America during Blake's live
    mechpope13on November 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"swims in the pool she used to clean"--love that part.

    Definitely about change.
    AnacinCrosson July 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a song about the immigrant influx and social changes in Pasadena in the 60s. The supposedly "upstanding" members of the community are threatened by this change:

    "Thought we had the lock in '54 / now the maid owns the house next door / and what's more / swims in the pool she used to clean / our new king looks like a queen."

    rome8180on August 05, 2011   Link

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