Stalemate when do I jump out of the cake
Stalamate when do we admit it's a fake
Stalemate when do I jump out of the cake

I'm the nervous watcher
And I watch
Time to turn it on
But i turn it off
70% of the time I watch
Useless and over the line
Stuck

Stalemate
Jailbreak
When do we admit it's not safe
It's not safe in a jail
It's not safe in a safe
When do we admit it's not safe

Should have been a wreck
Might have been a wreck
I don't know how it can last
I don't know why it doesn't crash
Stalemate Stalemate
When do I jump out of the cake


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    General Commentyea this song is sweet, probably one of the best on high/low.

    im not exactly sure of meaning either but ill take a guess.....

    The term "Stalemate" usually gives the sense of a deadlock or uncertainty. He basically feels 'stuck' which is also shown through his references to jail. He feels caged in this sense and realizes it is not a good thing (ie. "not safe in a jail"). I think the song is about how he is not fully living his life. He is a "nervous watcher" and always has to see others enjoying the world while he is caged. Throughout the song he says "when do i jump out of the cake" and its easy to feel a sense of a birthday party. He wants to yell out and scream "surprise" and feel the adrenaline and emotions of the world. However, there is something in him that holds him back and he is struggling to overcome these feeling and has trouble escaping from his cell.
    battleofnyon November 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyea this song is sweet, probably one of the best on high/low.

    im not exactly sure of meaning either but ill take a guess.....

    The term "Stalemate" usually gives the sense of a deadlock or uncertainty. He basically feels 'stuck' which is also shown through his references to jail. He feels caged in this sense and realizes it is not a good thing (ie. "not safe in a jail"). I think the song is about how he is not fully living his life. He is a "nervous watcher" and always has to see others enjoying the world while he is caged. Throughout the song he says "when do i jump out of the cake" and its easy to feel a sense of a birthday party. He wants to yell out and scream "surprise" and feel the adrenaline and emotions of the world. However, there is something in him that holds him back and he is struggling to overcome these feeling and has trouble escaping from his cell.
    battleofnyon November 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about being stuck in a situation without having the ability to ACT out of it. That's why stalement in chess it means a position where one cannot move.
    "When do I jump out of the cake". When will he take the risk
    "When do we admit it's a fake". It means he's not OK in that situation, he's probably stuck in a situation he is confortable in but not what he/she really wants.
    "I'm the nervous watcher". He watches and does nothing more.
    "Time to turn it on, but I turn it off". He know he must act, but cannot do it.
    "It's not safe in a jail" he feels trapped in that situation.
    "It's not safe in a safe". He's living in his comfort zone but dares not to fully live life and take his chances. It's not safe to live like this because he is not being true to himself.
    " I don't know how it can last
    I don't know why it doesn't crash". He can keep on lying to himself and live that kind of life for a long time and it's never gonna crash unless he does something.

    It's my interpretation of the song anyway. It's a beautiful song
    mrsomeone1on October 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know what this song means personally to me but the song is great.
    emosk8anicon March 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont really know either, but when they played this, and mixed in joy division's love will tear us apart... well, it was... pant wetting,...
    ragnorokon July 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with battleofny, but I'd also like to add that he may be talking to someone he's in a relationship with, that he wants to break or at least change and he won't dare to do so.

    Just a thought.
    babsypopon February 01, 2006   Link

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