"Hustle Rose" as written by and James Shaw Emily Haines....
Behold the fishnet slut tonight
Hustle Rose goes from limb to limb
Fingertip to painted lip she sways her way up to him
Says, â??Now that your wallet is all lit up
Now that your wallet is all lit up [Repeats]
You're gonna want to wear it outâ??

If you're looking for something life-like
Hit a sardine nightclub
If every surface you touch is cold
Never go home
He says, â??I can't feel a thing, my dreams are so tight
Why wouldn't I stand in line tonight?â??

Now that your wallet is all lit up
You're gonna want to wear it out
You're gonna want to wear it out

You could throw me a bone
If I get too close you wake me up
remind me softly to go
If I forget won't you wake me up
Remind me not to feel a thing
Keep the dream tight
I can't feel a thing
My dreams are so tight
Why wouldn't I stand in line tonight?


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"Hustle Rose" as written by James Shaw Emily Haines

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    General Commentyes this is the best song on the cd, in my opinion and about 2000x better live.....seriously...
    tirhascragooon September 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwow. this song is epic in proportion. its structured so perfectly and executed so passionately... its one of my all-time favourite songs. anyways, i see a lot going on here... i see the character of Hustle Rose representing pretty much every girl who finds themselves always getting done up and going out on weekends to clubs and bars and just casually hooking up with people in those scenes. all of a sudden it hits her that she once wanted more, she once had bigger dreams, but now she's realizing what she's become, and how sad it is, and its bringing her down. all her dreams that got too tight, all the sex she substitutes for love and feeling, all the same old crap and she can't feel a thing anymore. and as she's bringing all that out on another night out, she's realizing that she doesn't want to keep doing that anymore. its like the whole song is her trying to answer the question "why wouldn't i stand in line tonight?" almost like a clever societal jab... or something...
    ct_accidentalon October 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song. I'd like to point out that it is the man who is asking "why wouldnt i stand in line tonight?" I think the song is about a man who feels like his dreams are lost and who can no longer feel the things around him so he is asking why wouldn't he just go to a prostitute and give in to this emotionless lifestyle. The line "why wouldnt i stand in line tonight?" is a reference to the line of Johns waiting for the hooker. If he's one man in a line he is nothing special it is emotionless. Finally he says that if he starts to feel anything he is woken up by her either metaphorically or literally and told to leave also either metaphorically or literally.
    alleyon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfor a prostitute song, i never thought i would like it.. but i do. It seems like the girl is falling in love with the guy she's been "doing" (hahaha oh gosh) and she's trying to not feel anything for him.

    "If I get too close you wake me up
    remind me softly to go
    If I forget won’t you wake me up
    Remind me not to feel a thing"

    seee..
    hannahbearon February 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song IS indeed pretty awesome live. as is metric!! also i agree with hannahbear ^ ..
    sanscosmon February 07, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"my dreams are so tight "
    sanscosmon February 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat exactly does "Now that your wallet is all lit up, You're gonna want to wear it out" mean...? Sorry, I'm not very hip. Does it just mean...now that you have all the cash money, you want to spend it? sorry for being dumb!
    BillyLiaron February 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think Alley is right, this song is from the man's point of view. I thought it was the prostitute the first time I heard it, but if you just read it you'll see.

    This song was the one track on the CD I would skip over, because I thought the beginning was kind of annoying, but after I listened to the whole thing and read the lyrics it's one of my favourite songs on the album.

    Clever how they gave it that club scene feel.
    hitchhikeron May 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wanna be Hustle Rose. I feel like her sometimes!
    _ellieon January 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with hitchhiker about the whole skipping the song at first thing.Then when I listened all the way through I just thought it was incredible!
    mogwinon February 02, 2006   Link

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