"Double Life" as written by and Matthew Good....
How now are you gone awry?
How now are we back here tonight?
That's all there is
Roll the dice
This is all there is
Roll the dice

How now baby is a little bit enough of it
When you live a double life?

How now are you going to bite both hands?
That's all there is
Roll the dice
This is all there is
Roll the dice

How now baby is a little bit enough of it
When you live a double life?

Well I knew but I've forgotten
Because everyone keeps asking
How come they feel so terrible
If terrible is in fashion


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"Double Life" as written by Matthew Good

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    General Commentcheck out the guitar in this song.. its nothing overly special but it makes me wet myself, my goodness.
    lauren_atmoreon May 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe thought of a girl wetting herself turns me on. ^_-

    The folks at the NF forums don't like this track too much, but I've always loved this song. You're right, the solo/bridge type thing in it is really awesome. I can't really figure out the meaning of it though, there isn't much to work with. Just from the title I'm guessing it might mean something about trying not to be somebody else, and just be yourself.
    Eterna1on December 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think (From a blog entry he did earlier this year) that this is about being addicted to medication... and not telling anyone, or maybe not even knowing yourself... AKA it being a double life.
    spring90on August 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor me, this song is about cheating and the strain of living two separate lives. It's about having only a small taste of the person you wan but being tied to someone already:

    "how now baby is a little bit enough of it"
    "how now are you going to bite both hands"

    This song is about the agony of having to make the choice of one person over the other
    SACon August 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i think this is about being addicted to meds, because he is bipolar and stuff. so like, ur addicted and part of u wants to take the drugs more than u should, but the other part doesn't want to, hence biting the hand thing. but then i think he's saying it's kind of hopeless if u are addicted, 'that's all there is, roll the dice' just like, accept it and see what fate brings you. and also about the double life, ur two people not really knowing inside.
    but that bit at the end kind of confuses me. the fact that he doesn't get why everyone feels terrible because it's in fasion is like...i guess going against what everyone is saying. like, he doesn't get why ppl do what other ppl tell them to do. and if everyone is talking about it he just forgets??? i don't really know...
    b.and.o.railroadon July 04, 2008   Link

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