Overcoat
Old wool cap
Leather gloves
Hide the fat
In a world made of tears
He is safe from his fears
On his own
He's on his own
He likes it that way

Thoughts arise
Fear is doubt
Bearing through
Giving smell

It's the happiest day
When he moves far away
From the crowd
The curious crowd
He wants them to stand back
The old man's snoring heavy
Down underneath the bridge
He's got his mansion of cardboard slats
And it's enough

It's the happiest day
When he moves far away
From the crowd
The curious crowd

He wants them to stand back
The old man's snoring heavy
Down underneath the bridge
He's got his mansion of cardboard slats
And it's enough

Stand back
The old man's snoring heavy
Down underneath the bridge
He's got his mansion of cardboard slats
And it's enough


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    General CommentIts the happiest day when i listen to this song
    vasco17on August 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of my dad who dreams of living in a cardboard box all by himself under an overpass
    E398on April 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about a bum or something. awesome.
    weezerandrosierockson January 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's obviously about a bum/homeless person, etc...

    great song though..
    dougiecrystalson March 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI like Rivers' vocals in this. This song reminds me of The Organ Player. Maybe it's just the thrird person lyrics.
    x_ruthon October 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is what became the song "So Low." It has the same chord progression and everything, much in the vain of "Little Songs" and "We Go Together."
    mikeswa88on February 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHmm...I think in these album 5 demos he uses someone else to describe himself.

    People don't like the bum, and I think that's what Rivers thinks what others think about him.

    I cant think of any more, but there's a lot more meaning to this than just a song about a bum
    weezuron February 12, 2009   Link

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