"Hurting And Shoving" as written by and Palumbo/beck/robinson....
"When I get back"
Pre-break of dawn
Hear the ring it's me
Live from a pay phone
Talking in the rain.

Things pan out exactly as I say they will.
Will I be less happy
When I get back?

Two hand in one glove
As if we were poor.
The hard up make the soup from stones
Like the poor before them did before.

You say the waiting could crush your heart.

But it's nothing new to me
Have you crave me so desperately
But I know
How when you need me you bleed for me,

Though now I'm gone you fill my shoes with new
Fans.
Always and forever
We are apart and may she see

She'd be free rejoicing in distance
If she only let me sleep.

"Will things make less happy
When I get back?"

Absence makes the heart grow still.
Abuse the hunt; confuse the kill.
I know, I know.

Make the dead feel deader
Deader.
Make the dead sleep nights with a razor
Waiting.
Kill the prey.

I'll hold my child's head underwater.
If it's a boy, I was joking
If it's a daughter, I'll say I did what I did
Because I had to...
And if you find my kid later
Tell her I laughed too.

We just might work out fine
Because I love you enough
To let you give the pain that I want
... And when you do

I just might fuck you
Enough to love you.
Once upon my night stand
Lied letters piled in columns
Postmarked Middle Island
Out east in the country of Solemn.


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    General CommentDaryl calls because he guessed that his girl was going to cheat on him and it upsets him, "Hear the ring, it's me live from a pay phone in the rain. Things pan out exactly as i say they will. Cause I'll be less happy when I get back."

    She tells him she loves him and wants him back all the time, "You say.. You say the waiting could crush your heart."

    She even cuts herself to prove her love for him, "But I know,

    How when you need me you bleed for me".

    But then turns around and has sex again, "Though now I'm gone you fill my shoes with new fans."

    He thinks that if she just got over him she would be happy, "She'd be free overjoyed in distance if she only let me sleep."

    "Absence makes the heart grow still", means that when he was gone, she lost her feelings for him and cheated.

    "Abuse the hunt", she is the hunter, hunting Daryl, and she is abusing their relationship and "confuse the kill" means she is confusing him by cutting herself for him but then screwing other guys.

    "Make the dead sleep nights with a razor", he thinks she's a liar and is dead inside because she's not worth anything to him anymore.

    This experience with this girl has made Daryl hate women, so much that he would even kill his own daughter, "(I'll hold) My child's head underwater... If it's a daughter, I'll say I did what I did because I had to..."

    "Because I love you enough to let you give the pain that I want. And when you do, I just might fuck you enough to love you", although he is pissed off at her, he still loves her and thinks there may be a chance.

    "Once upon my night stand, lied letters piled in columns. Postmarked 'Middle Island'", she has written him several times after they separated to try to get him back and apologize.
    TheseFightson May 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEvery track on EYEWTKAS is a work of art. It leaves me speechless and wanting more. It is one of those albums that I never get tired of having on repeat. Pure reverence for how ruthless this is.
    bgrlaansdsnjeawwon June 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is fucking pretty dope man..filled with a good amount of energy...this song is fucking great
    chulavistaon May 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song. Definite influence of their hardcore past in this song. The verse that starts out
    "(I'll hold) My child's head under water..."
    is very deep, talking about drowning his own daughter (he doesn't reall have one), metaphorically, of course, just because of how much the woman in his life has hurt him and to show his spite towards women.
    EmoNJEon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthardcore man hardcore
    sirkingon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAt the very end of this song, right before the track switches over, he whispers something very quietly, what's he saying there?
    Sielenseon May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe's saying "Chelsea." I don't exactly know who that is, I read it somewhere... and I forgot where but oh well. I guess it's a friend or something.
    SiberianKissedon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree with sirking
    jimmypop_28on June 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentamazing that is all i can say is amazing, daryl has an awesome voice, and his lyrics are honest, deep and meaningful, even though that they can be confusing a lot sometimes, still awesome song, i love the extremely long angry scream that daryl unleashes in the middle of the song at the end of this line

    She'd be free overjoycing in distance if she only let me sleep....

    ok ill shut up now, fucking awesome song
    GrinninVillain6on June 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentok, i know this sound so girly, but i think daryl needs a loving hug. He's so awesome anmd talented and tormented. I hope he knows how truly great he is and how awesome the band is. i'm sure he does, but i'd like to reassure him;)....BTW, is he Italian? He looks it and his name is.

    xXx
    deftonesgirl_57on September 06, 2002   Link

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