i've got a dying urge to feel the way you do
too close for comfort
bed and breakfast in a spoon
the shortest breath of your young life
a long walk home on friday night
you made one last stop at the store

so close to perfect swear to hell thought it was you
this bouncing baby boy's now turning baby blue
i've got your pictures on my walls
i've got a long list of calls i must make
to your existing family

you had nine lives and one by one you chewed them up
your final coffin nail's been driven far too much
this won't take long you said i'm not going far
go wait in the car
go wait in the car

i often wonder what it feels like to be you
a mess like this stuck on your hands with krazy glue
ran outta time no kiss goodbye
wish i could learn to let this sleeping dog die
without lying to myself

you had nine lives and one by one you chewed them up
your final coffin nail's been driven far too much
this won't take long you said i'm not going far
go wait in the car
go wait in the car

you had nine lives and one by one you chewed them up
your final coffin nail's been driven far too much
this won't take long you said i'm not going far
go wait in the car
go wait in the car



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"Continental" as written by Daniel Michael Andriano Mathew Thomas Skiba

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  • +2
    General Comment:I saw them live in Seattle a few months ago... Before playing this song, Skiba said that it was about driving your best friend to rehab in a '62 Lincoln.
    muchratherbedrinkinganywayson June 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I'm pretty sure in this song Matt is talking about his friend comitting suicide. It's pretty much sumed up in "I've got a long list of calls I must make to your existing family You had nine lives and one by one you chewed 'em up Your final coffin nail's been driven far too much This won't take long, you said, I'm not going far Go wait in the car o wait in the car."

    Great Song, I saw alk3 perform it at the Agora in Ohio....
    emo mourningson June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Sounds right to me. I wonder how he did it though...because it's not so apparent in the song..
    stupidfuckingkidon June 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think you're right, and it seems he did it because he knocked some girl up.
    "So close to perfect, swear to hell, thought it was you
    This bouncing baby boy's now turning baby blue"
    Midtownon June 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:to me it sounds like someone that went in to rob a store and they got shot. that sounds dumb, but apparently they died before they got back into the car.
    EdgeoftheWorldon June 19, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:I've got a dying urge to feel the way you do
    Too close for comfort, bed and breakfast in a spoon
    (bed and breakfast in a spoon is referring to heating heroin in a spoon before you inject it and the relaxing feeling it brings after)
    The shortest breath of your young life
    A long walk home on Friday night
    You made one last stop at the store
    (i think he means you stopped to buy heroin from a dealer)
    So close to perfect, swear to hell, thought it was you
    This bouncing baby boy's now turning baby blue
    I've got your pictures on my walls
    I've got a long list of calls I must make to your existing family
    (i can't take that your dead, i have to call your living family)
    You had nine lives and one by one you chewed 'em up
    Your final coffin nail's been driven far too much
    (your way past dead)
    This won't take long, you said, I'm not going far
    Go wait in the car
    Go wait in the car
    (talking to ssomeone else, wait for me in the car i have to buy drugs basically)
    I often wonder what it feels like to be you
    A mess like this stuck on your hands with crazy glue
    (you couldn't shake the drug habit so it killed you)
    Ran out of time, no kiss goodbye
    Wish I could learn to let this sleeping dog die without lying to myself
    (wish i could just let it go, i knew it would happen) ~DS
    Dante Sinton June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Haha! A vampire...
    Protest Singeron June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i totally agree with Dante Sint...when i first heard this song,it totally hit me that it was bout his fren's death and somehow it gotta be related to drugs..n i was right when i listened to e lyrics properly..
    ~Too close for comfort, bed and breakfast in a spoon~ ...totally bout heroin on spoon..i read alot of books bout drugs n junkies..n im very sure he's talking bout heroin in this case..
    I love skiba's lyrical content..they make me really analyse the songs n think many times what it actually means...some of them can actually mean more than one...i think he's a fantastic lyricist...i adore him and i worship him.. Long live skiba!
    nauzihon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Could be 'bout an abortion gone bad.
    Wild girl, junkie perhaps,
    "You had nine lives and one by one you chewed 'em up. Your final coffin nail's been driven far too much" she was constantly on to bad things, 'chewin her lives up' and it all got fucked when she got knocked up and went ahead and got herself an abortion.
    grizzlyon June 23, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:Interesting thoughts... I don't know, it always seemed to me like it was about someone like a parent abandoning him as a child...
    "I've got a dying urge to feel the way you do
    Too close for comfort, bed and breakfast in a spoon"
    He wants to know why they left him
    "The shortest breath of your young life
    A long walk home on Friday night
    You made one last stop at the store"
    The last thing they did before leaving him
    "So close to perfect, swear to hell, thought it was you
    This bouncing baby boy's now turning baby blue"
    He thought they'd always be there, now he's gone and he feels like he's suffocating (or somthing)
    "I've got your pictures on my walls
    I've got a long list of calls I must make to your existing family"
    He has to tell the people the person left behind that they're gone
    "You had nine lives and one by one you chewed 'em up
    Your final coffin nail's been driven far too much
    This won't take long, you said, I'm not going far
    Go wait in the car"
    The person had so many chances and fucked up too many times, they told him to go wait, they'd be right back and never returned because they were running away

    Etc, etc. That's my thought. Anyone agree, or am I totally on crack?
    prayingmantis84on June 25, 2003   Link

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