"I Could See The Dude" as written by and John Britt Daniel....
I could see your words hang in the air
But they did not spell out what I thought that I heard
I could see the dude in your next room by himself
So I took one look around walked back out

Now the snot has caked into my pants
It's a good bet that it will soon turn to crystal form
So take it off and take it off again
As the crackers watch you take it off again

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"I Could See the Dude" as written by John Britt Daniel


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    General CommentI totally dig the words to this song. They don't paint a very attractive picture & I guess that's the point! I'm sure the second verse is about crying so much that it's all over you & your clothes & probably the only song that says it that way! Short song, brilliant. I think it's about being in love w/a stripper & getting the nerve to go see her & there is a guy already w/her. No one else has commented here & I am sure I am right. ;-)
    terri kayeon October 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcould be a stripper or it could just be any normal girl...
    rossismadon November 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this was in the mirrored pay to view stalls with a stripper. He could see the dude in the next room/stall. I have to think that maybe the snot isn't supposed to refer to "tears" though.

    That lyric is also taken/revised from the Love song "Live and Let Live". This is definitely one of the best songs Spoon has ever recorded. I know it is one of Brit's favorites. I think Drake Tungsten digs it too.
    chineselaundryon April 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentterri kaye, I agree with your interpretation because that's how I saw it too. It's the "take it off and take it off again, as the crackers watch you take it off again" that makes her a stripper. That and his crying, which is one symptom of loving a stripper.
    LoserNo1on October 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm also getting the crying from the snot that's dried on his pants.
    LoserNo1on October 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure the 'snot' caked into his pants is not referring to nasal excretion. he is watching a stripper...a very good stripper. i think this song is about being hopelessly obsessed with a stripper he can never have.
    shiny thingson June 13, 2009   Link

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