"Jaws Theme Swimming" as written by Jesse Lacey and Vincent Accardi....
In a car outside, we stalk the idle kind.
If you're leaving, just let me know.
Tobacco and peppermint, dusting for fingerprints.
A film in her eyes from the glow.
Some rules are made with all intentions to break
And she defends it with a warped rationale.
And I've seen what happens to the wicked and proud
When they decide to try to take on the throne for the crown.

[Chorus]
And we learn as we age.
Wait for nothing
And my body still aches.
And you take cause they give.
Though I love you
And my body it leaks like a sieve.

When it got old outside, smoke beneath the playground lights.
If you're coming home, just let me know.
Sucking on your breath mint, dissected and stuck with pins.
A film in her eyes from the glow.
Concrete and water, she's looking for her daughter
At midnight in torrential downpour.
And everything I said about how messed your head is,
Were cut up and left in bits and pieces on the ground.

[Chorus x2]
And we learn as we age.
We've learned nothing and my body still aches.
And you take cause they give.
Though I love you and my body it leaks like a sieve.

Take the picture from the wall when you think that nothing matters.
Take the picture from the frame and it's a long ways to the floor.
Cut your finger on the edge cause it's sharper than they told you.
Take a leap from out the window cause it's way too far to go through the door.

And we learn as we age.
Wait for nothing and my body still aches.
And you take cause they give.
Though I love you and my body it leaks like a sieve.


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"Jaws Theme Swimming" as written by Jesse Lacey, Vincent Accardi

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    General CommentDude its Sieve.......

    Main Entry: sieve
    Pronunciation: 'siv
    Function: noun
    : a device with meshes or perforations through which finer particles of a mixture (as of ashes, flour, or sand) of various sizes may be passed to separate them from coarser ones, through which the liquid may be drained from liquid-containing material, or through which soft materials may be forced for reduction to fine particles


    and the lyrics aren't "And we learn as we age
    Wait for nothing and my body still aches
    And you take 'cause they give
    Though I love you and my body it leaks like a siv"

    they are ...

    "and we learn, as we age, we learned nothing. and my body still aches. and you take cuz they give. though i love you my body still leaks like a sieve..."

    .:melissa:.
    likeicare05on June 20, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"Deja Entendu" means "The Same Thing You've Already Heard" in the beautiful language of France.
    failurebydesign117on June 24, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGod bless indie rock songs in three four.
    acatinahat22on June 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI like how ironic the CD title is. Everyone said that YFW was something plain, that they've heard before. This is like a slap in the face to them, it's like "okay, we've progressed, have you already heard THIS??" and naturally, they probably have not.
    At any rate, this is probably one of my favorite songs on the album. I think it's about someone who was just waiting for something to happen. She's just standing there, not paying attention to anything, even though it's "midnight in torrential downpour." Suddenly, she realizes that nothing's going to happen, that her head is pretty darn messed up if she's waiting for something, so she just gives up (the whole "take a picture from the wall..." thing).
    sickofthemirroron June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how he feels like even though you're supposed to be wiser when you're older he doesn't feel like he's gotten any smarter. Also I think its about how he notices that people around him are trying to get to the top and he sees whats happening. To me its about how he feels a little lost and confused about what exactly growing older is or means.
    XBeautifulLetdownXon May 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwow, reading this has prompted me to join this site and share my thoughts on this song. first of all, this album IS amazing. the lyrics are sheer poetry on the highest level of songwriting. I seem to find my lyrical interpretations a bit darker though.

    as with most of the songs on this album, i see this song as a vignette. it tells me a story of a predatory stranger possibly abducting a little girl. him leaving tobacco, peppermints and fingerprints in the car as in a crime scene. her, "sucking on your breath mint, dissected and stuck with pins" (killed probably), and of course the smoke (from his tobacco) at the playground and its cold outside, these also set the tone. And then from the mothers point of view (as if to her daughter) "if youre leaving just let me know" and "if your coming home just let me know". of course she leaves without letting her mother know. ("some rules are made with all intentions to break") hence the mother frantically searching the playground in the pouring rain "concrete and water". then later in the song, the mother taking the daughters picture off the wall and out of its frame, overcome by the grief of this tragedy takes her life by jumping out the window.

    the emotional content and sheer meaning packed into these words .... to convey so much in so little ...this guy is an amazing songwriter.

    hope im not ruining anyone elses enjoyment of this song by altering its meaning for you. this is just how i hear it.
    MC_Legendson July 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about him watching his girlfriend (or at least a friend). Its starts out that there hanging out and smoking when she tells him that she wants to run away from home [if you're leavin' just let me know]... and so he asks her why so she prolly whines about how "her parents won't let her stay out all night and how life is just so unfair" or that type of BS [she defends it with a warped rationale]... as he watches her make all these mistakes over and over [as we learn as we age we learn we learn nothing], selfishly taking all the love and support that she gets from her friends and family and using it only to further her own means [and you take cuz they give / wicked and proud take on the thrown for the crown] just makes him really angry and cynical [my body it leaks like a sieve]... it seems that he stays in contact with her in the later verses and tries to convince to come home [if you're coming home just let me know]... he also observes how her absence has torn apart her family as he watches her mother search for her [Concrete and water, she's looking for her daughter at midnight in torrential downpour] which makes him fed up with her that he won't even send a letter he wrote for her [And everything I said about how messed your head is We're cut up and left in bits and pieces on the ground]... the breakdown is apparently about angrily/sadly shattering a picture of her but idk if it is suppose to be him or her mother... the mother may have also committed suicide [Take a leap from out the window cause it's way too far to go through the door]... This is a really a meaningful and deep BN song but it seems like one of the more confusing ones.... i dont fully understand the line [Sucking on your breath mint, dissected and stuck with pins] or
    [A film in her eyes from the glow]... i think that they both may simply be atmospheric to help paint a picture in your mind... i love the line about the breathmint cuz it reminds me about sucking on breathmints until they get all spiny and cut ur tongue, ya know... that last part stupid but whatever
    strummer_2007on January 12, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationtobacco and peppermint = parent trap reference. Or at least it reminds me of it.. ahah
    niz9on January 04, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationOk here is what I think, feel free to let me know what you think. I think it's from one perspective, a woman. A woman who is a mother of a teenager, and is rememebring herself as a teenager. I think it combines her life with her daughter and her life with her own mother and is kind of about growing up and realizing that what you thought was wrong and what you are thinking right now is probably wrong too.

    "In a car outside, we stalk the idle kind
    If you're leaving just let me know
    Tobacco and peppermint, dusting for fingerprints
    A film in her eyes from the glow"

    I think the woman out is looking for her daughter. The girl snuck out. The mom looks for groups of teenagers. The tobacco and peppermint is the smell inside the car, she's smoking and sucking breath mints while "dusting for fingerprints", figurative way to say she is playing detective and looking for her daughter. The film in her eyes is prob. street lights, signifying it is late at night.

    "Some rules are made with all intentions to break and she defends it with a warped rationale
    And I've seen what happens to the wicked and proud when they
    decide to try to take on the throne for the crown"

    She remembers being a teenager. Thinking you know what's best and living by your own rules. She knows her daughter is going through this right now. She has seen what happens to the "wicked and the proud" bc that was her at one time rebelling against her own mother and trying to take the power of freedom.

    "And we learn as we age
    We learn nothing and my body still aches
    And you take 'cause they give
    Though I love you and my body it leaks like a sieve"

    Becoming an adult doesn't mean you get all the answers like kids think, in reality you only truly grow up once you realize there is no right answer, you just relive the same scenerios from different perspectives. The only think that changes is your body, it gets older and more decrepit. "And you take.." is from the kid perspective. You take and take from your parents but you still love them. "body it leaks" is the over dramatized version from akids perspective of angst and melancholy.

    "When it got cold outside, smoke beneath the playground lights
    If you're coming home just let me know
    Sucking on your breath mint, dissected and stuck with pins
    A film in her eyes from the glow"

    The woman is remembering her childhood. The's why he uses "got", past tense. It's cold at night and she is smoking in a playground. Her mother has told her, if youre coming home just let me know. She's sucking on her peppermint breath mints. This is why i think it's a story about just one woman's perspective. She developed this habbit as a kid and does the same thing in the car while looking for her daughter. I think it's his way of making the conncetion that it's her as an adult in the first verse. The dissected and stuck with pins is her teenage thoughts. feeling dissected and stuck with pins, always being asked questions and proded at and being told what's right for her, etc. how most teens feel.

    "Concrete and water, she's looking for her daughter
    at midnight in torrential downpour
    And everything I said about how messed your head is
    We're cut up and left in bits and pieces on the ground"

    Back to the present. She is driving around looking for her daughter late at night. She is thinking about her own mother and how she probably said she was wrong and was angry and said mean things to her as a teen. But now that she is in her shoes she understands and takes it back.

    And we learn as we age
    Wait for nothing and my body still aches
    And you take 'cause they give
    Though I love you and my body it leaks like a sieve

    And we learn as we age
    Wait for nothing and my body still aches
    And you take 'cause they give
    Though I love you and my body it leaks like a sieve

    Take the picture from the wall when you think that nothing matters (and we learn as we age)
    Take the picture from the frame and it's a long ways to the floor (we learn nothing and my body still aches)
    Cut your finger on the edge 'cause it's sharper than they told you (and you take 'cause they give)
    Take a leap from out the window cause it's way too far to go through the door (though I love you and my body it leaks like a sieve)

    This part is talking about rebelling and finding your own way. You take down the picture, remove the idea. Remove the picture from the frame and throw it to the floor, rip apart the framework of that idea and cast it to the floor. Cut your finger while doing so bc you weren't careful and were careless bc you weren't prepared. Take a leap from the window, you do things your own way even though the it's harder and more painful than the way you were shown. It doesnt matter and it's worth it to have to done your way.

    Sorry of that was muddled or if my ideas didn't come off clear.
    aurorasfron August 26, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningAfter thinking about this song and being obsessed with it every waking minute, I finally realized what it's about. It's centered around a woman who is a journalist, probably a news anchor, reporter, or something. "A film in her eyes from the glow" is referring to her at work, I'd assume. "Concrete and water, she's looking for her daughter at midnight in torrential downpour" is assuming that she's covering an abduction case. The "dusting for fingerprints" line is another reference to her working to cover a case. The song is about the relationship with the girl, how she's so wrapped up in her work and getting to the top, that they don't have a relationship anymore. The "cutting room floor" line is also evidence that my theory is correct. This song is beautifully composed and written, and I think it's amazing that so many people have different interpretations of the meaning. However, I believe it's about a journalist and how he loves her but she's just so obsessed with her work that he never sees her, and all they do is sit in the car together at night etc.
    elexahearton May 09, 2014   Link

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