The world is an oyster locked in a shell.
You like the taste of it but can't take the smell.
I can't sleep to save my life.
The day is done but I don't think I got it right.
I don't want to kiss right now.
You're probably just what I need but I can't stand your mouth.
I dot my t's and cross my i's.
Pretend that I can write.
I haven't got a nice thing to say about anyone except the one
Who caught me staring so I just walked away.
No one likes to give themselves over to an empty bed.
If you're gonna sleep like that,
Then you might as well be dead.
But you still want all the covers
And no hair tickling your face.
You're so proud of your physique
But you still want your cake.
I got it!


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    General CommentI love jawbreaker, Blake Is such a good writer. Anyways, I think this song is about back and forth, its about all those times when you wanted something but there is always a consequence. Every line in the song is that way. And he caps it with the last line the ultimate cliché, "you cant have your cake and eat it too"
    brianta69on March 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthehehe.. brianta, i totally agree. that last line is so great. Blake = incredible.
    deep_and_downon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think that 'oyster' is vagina...

    "you like the taste of it
    can't take the smell"

    and the rest of the song is mostly about wanting a girl and not wanting her at the same time, so it fits.
    Cr4wfordon October 06, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"I haven't got a nice thing to say about anyone except the one who caught me staring so I just walked away"
    i've lived that line over and over.
    redandbluejeanson March 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf you're going to take this literally and the oyster is a vagina, then what's the shell?
    songagoneon May 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha... Chastity belt?

    No really.... love this song.... meaning is rather obvious... can't have everything you want without some problems arising (like trying to lock pick that damn belt xD)
    killa_concepton September 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAhaha. The world is a vagina? This is new.

    "Oyster" is just a metaphor for life or the world in general, I think.
    "You like the taste of it, can't take the smell"
    in other words, you like certain aspiring things in life, but hate the shit it takes to get there. The "shell" is events or things holding you back in life, or from being where you want to be.
    That's how I see it, at least.

    Love this song though. Jawbreaker is amazing.
    bombthebayon December 23, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I haven't got a nice thing to say about anyone except the one who caught me staring so I just walked away."

    Blake's a genius.
    K-Lizzleon August 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAnyone who thinks this isn't about sex is really naive.
    poogazeon August 31, 2012   Link

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