Tonight I'm coming home in a coma if it fucking kills me. Listless but relieved, becoming like a newborn hostage. Orphaned by an ambulance. I got this new black eye just for you. Your hopeless romantic now helplessly rheumatic. Poets grinding teeth to powder. All my vowels are getting lost in the gauze. Misinterpret courting for the cursing of a drooling fool. Here's to cheap sex and codeine in a hospital bed. And maybe I'd object, if I felt at all alive. Everybody is dying to lay down with you. I got the order all wrong. Maybe I bumped my head. Maybe I should quiet down. Don't bet another black out, I'll be all right. There's an army at my window waiting to lose this fight. I'm the king of this all night clinic. The fucking champion. Tonight we'll feast like royality in traction, happy and meticulous. There's a delicate love song in this, kicked out and dripping in verse. Go get your gun because god won't show. He sent a poet instead. The don quixote of the icu. Quite impressive for a cripple. Munchausen by proxy of a muse. Tempt not a desperate man. This split lip is for you. I traded it for an outdated tooth.



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    General Comment:I think this song is about guys acting tough to get girls.
    renegadeon April 10, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:Rock and Fucking Roll man
    Andrewonfireon April 21, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:amazing!
    XxcaptivatedxXon November 01, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:this song is better than cheap sex and codeine!
    ur summer staron February 22, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:it sounds like its about being lost in a world of vice, i dunno though
    PandasLikePunkTooon April 16, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:Is there a significance to the last song on Last Night In Town being Shallow Water BLACKOUT and the first song on Hot Damn! containing the line "Don't bet another BLACKOUT."?
    Hot Damn!on September 10, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:i think it's just about losing yourself over a girl and all the pains that you put yourself through for them. he seems to be at his wits end he's just kinda like Fuck It.
    BalefullyBenignon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:*beaming* like a newborn hostage.
    not becoming.
    nthrashon July 27, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I think it's about a guy's obsession with a girl, and he's trying to compare it to hypochondria, since the piece is oozing with hospital references.
    Pab3000on March 06, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:"Munchausen by proxy of a muse" - Munchausen's is a condition where the patient fakes an illness in order to receive attention or perhaps because they enjoy being in a hospital.

    there are some really great images and lines in here. "becoming like a newborn hostage", you can imagine how much somebody with this condition would enjoy being swaddled up in blankets in a hospital room, being tended to by nurses and fed 3 times a day like a little baby.

    "don quixote of the icu" - the work of fiction don quixote is a farce story, much like his injuries

    "Everybody is dying to lay down with you. I got the order all wrong." this is so great, if taken literally, he got the order of the words wrong (i.e. "i'm laying down to die for you" instead), and i "getting the order wrong" is an expression too when you make a mistake, like a waiter in a restaurant.

    that's what's so great about fuckin keith buckley, layers of puns and plays on word, allusions to other writing
    theegoist1917on November 20, 2008   Link

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