"shapes" as written by and John Roderick....
Rice won't grow at home
And the Moon doesn't favor girls
Giant fork and spoon
Is a sign that the game is on
You know Karate now?
From a show?
When two of the raiders come
I'm counting on you to throw more than shapes
Men now don't fight with swords
But I would be good
I'd cut you not just with words
Cut you not just with words
So you melt chocolate hearts
Well I can forestall the Sun
When two of the raiders come
I'm counting on you to throw more than shapes
Angels rush in where I fear to tread
Secrets, secrets, damn your secrets
So you melt chocolate hearts
Well I can forestall the Sun
When two of the raiders come
I'm counting on you to throw more than shapes
Just so you know
It's all I'm waiting for


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"Shapes" as written by John Roderick

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    General CommentWell, to start off, it's "Angels rush in where I fear to tread"
    =P
    Anyway, this song is really far too catchy. It gets stuck in my head tighter than a peanut buttery piece of bread on the roof of my mouth. I love it.
    SmittyTheBlasphemeron May 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbest misheard lyric ever. awesome.

    hearing john roderick trying to explain this song is possibly the funniest thing ever. if you haven't already go to kexp.org and listen to some of their old sessions.

    basically: say you were carpenter. and you wind up to hit a nail.. you would be throwing a CARPENTERS shape. and they are counting on you.. to do more than that. if you see what i mean. because i dont. great song either way.
    gyroscopeon June 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentActually it's "angels, russians, where I fear to tread" according to the band's website.

    I listened to the interview, and I think he's saying that you need to be more present, you can't just fake it, and throw a shape.
    farfronormon May 05, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Throwing shapes" is slang for trying to appear more important than you are or something. Probably my least favourite on the album but still damn catchy and the guitar part is great.
    GMMon July 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe first video clip here explains that "throwing shapes" is akin to assuming poses, ala rock musicians trying to look cool, but that the song itself was written in relation to being cheated on by a girlfriend.

    dorsiafilms.com/the-house-show-songs/
    knightwriteron November 04, 2014   Link

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