"Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse" as written by and Johnson Snider....
Hey, let's cross the sea
And get some culture
Red wine with every meal
And absinthe after dinner
We'd look good side by side
Walking back to the hotel

We've got to get something
To eat and to drink yeah
And find a place to stay
That's not far off the main way
We've got to plan our day
Rodin and Orsay
And find a way to cram it all ine
Before we drink hard again

Let's get a bottle and drink alone tonight

This light looks good on you
Morning came early
Sitting on a park bench
That's older than my country
Two star hotel, hotel
Two star hotel, hotel
Two star hotel
Near St. Germain
Two star hotel
Where the stars don't mean anything


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"Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse" as written by Cory Murchy Alex Rose

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  • +2
    General CommentI like the fact that they can make calm/relax-y music without being lazy. Their lyrics and songwriting are an obvious step above most "indie" bands. Clever without being weighty and whatnot.
    burningseasonon June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of two things:
    the first is college life. Complete freedom and lack of inhibition, enjoying solitarily what life has to offer and taking nothing for granted.
    The second thing is life overseas: This being the obvious connotation. All of the references to life in another country, sightseeing and getting wasted with no committments...ah, it sounds downright Kerouacian.
    Love this fucking song, man. Seattle, repre-fucking-sent.
    WhiteTideon March 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentfrance, to be exact (rodin and orsay)
    eastcidsklon April 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentahh, that would explain the "park bench that's older than my country" line. Quite an astute observation, actually.
    WhiteTideon April 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit makes me want to go to france and do everything that is mention in the song.
    weezerific:cutleryon June 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song sounds like a road trip/ vacation/ thankful to be out of the united states song. the first 2 lines "hey, let's cross the sea and get some culture " sorta states that the US is lacking in culture, and in some cases it is. Absinthe is a green liquor unavailable in the US, so it sorta represents abplishment from stupid simple laws. and awe the melody of the song get stuck in my head for days. Makes me want to get out the US/
    INKboYaNoNymouson April 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti dont think you have to look that deep into jakes to get the meanings. its not about abolishing liquor and laws and such. i think he pretty much sings about what he likes; drinking, women, traveling, and sex (more noticeably in other songs) which is pretty nice
    fishingthesky00on April 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti made my boyfriend listen to this song when we decided to do a study abroad this summer. everytime i hear it i die with anticipation for this trip-- it's exactly what we're planning on doing. love the line "this light looks good on you" as well...
    Smitten Kittenon April 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit's about everything be perfect on the surface, but when you really get down to it, it's not all that great.

    they're in a foreign country with beautiful things to see and wonderful things to consume but he keeps mentioning what happens at the end of it all.

    "and find a way to cram it all in, before we drink hard again"
    makeartnotmathon May 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with makeartnotmath to some extent. Only I think that it's saying that the outsides aren't everything and circumstances don't always have to be perfect. "Two star hotel, but stars don't mean anything." Who cares what someone else thinks about something, it's not about material value.

    Also, absinthe is famous for its hallucinations. In the song it talks about someone else going to the hotel with him, but yet it says "Grab a bottle and drink alone tonight." I think that means that he's drinking to get away from the lonliness, but in the end it's nothing but a dream.

    And my boyfriend is in Europe... not the most comforting song...
    BulletOrChapstickon June 04, 2004   Link

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