"I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light" as written by and Jesse Lacey....
The time has come for colds, and overcoats.
We're quiet on the ride, we're all just waiting to get home.
Another week away, my greatest fear.

I need the smell of summer, I need its noises in my ears.
If looks could really kill, then my profession would staring.
Please know we do this cause we care and not for the thrill.
Collect calls to home to tell them that I realize
that everyone who lives will someday die and die alone.

And we won't let you in.
Though we're down and out.
We won't let you in.
I wrote more postcards than hooks.
I read more maps than books.
Feel like every chance to leave is another chance I should have took.

Every minute is a mile.
I've never felt so hallow.
I'm an old abandoned church with broken pews and empty aisles.
My secrets for a buck.
Watch me as I cut myself wide open on this stage.
Yes, I am paid to spill my guts.
I won't see home till spring.

Oh, I would kill for the Atlantic,
but I am paid to make girls panic while I sing.
And we won't let you in.
Though we're down and out.
We won't let you in.
And we won't let you in.
We don't want what isn't ours.
We won't let you in.
You win.

And the coastline is quiet.
While we're quietly losing control.
Yes, we're silent but sure we inventened the cure
that will wash out my memories of her.
"The harpoon is loaded.
The cage is lowered.
The water is red." Like you.


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"I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light" as written by Jesse Lacey

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  • +1
    General Commentwho's already super obsessed with the new album?
    i am.
    pinkpanicon June 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAgreed. This cd is awesome. I think its much better than the first. Totally different sound.
    DeserveToBurnon June 13, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen i first heard the cd a few months ago i couldnt believe it was brand new. now i love this cd. i have played it non stop for the last month. and this song is amazing. it would be 10x more amazing if i was in a touring band cause im sure this is how a lot of bands feel about touring
    ascoldasyouon June 19, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentin case it hasn't been said, this song has lyrics from Archers of Loaf's "Chumming the Ocean"

    Brand New:
    "The harpoon is loaded, the cage is lowered,
    the water is red-
    like you "

    Archers of Loaf:
    "And harpoons are loaded, the cage has been lowered.
    The mask's on, the diver is down, now.

    And they're chumming the oceans.
    The signal is sent
    I think he's in trouble.
    The water is red, red, red, red. "
    double3on April 06, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song and "okay, i believe you; but my tommy gun don't" (and failure by design, a little) are both jesse's way of both hating the state of mind he has to put himself in to write about what he writes about (he's admittedly a pretty depressed dude) and rebelling against the notion that they're a heart-throb band for teenage girls (ala All-American Rejects) and not legitimate (indie) artists.

    at this point in time, they were making really great music, and being overshadowed by jesse's magazine cover appearance.
    sorryicrashediton May 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI can't believe he talks about IVing narcotics in the last verse... not the focus of the song obviously just thought it was noteworthy.
    nantucketon February 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah theyre not as poppy as they were in their first cd
    BrandNew1208on June 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*raises hand* i am!!
    mebeurangelon June 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*raises hand* i too!!
    mysleadon June 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how this cd has a different sound - their first cd was great, but it seems like the first was more pop-ish & this one shows them matured with much better lyrics.
    rocketqueenzon June 14, 2003   Link

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