while i stare at the wall
turn your back on me
for that picket fence again
in your arms, i would fold you twice
again and again
in this room with this backwards ceiling fan
turn things upside down again
at one time this felt right

and it's true, you know that
i can't hear you when you say
our words, they come out wrong
and it's true, you know that
you can't hear me when i say
our worlds, they come apart

still standing
all alone, but upright still
and i wonder what you think about it
did you get what you wished for?
was it as much a disaster
as you made it out to be?
and you know i can't read you
you're not a short story
as much as you'd like to be
and i'm not like the weather
no, not like the weather
as much as i ought to be

and it's true, you know that
i can't hear you when you say
our words, they come out wrong
and it's true, you know that
you can't hear me when i say
our worlds, they come apart

and your coffee sense of time
and my outlook on this life
i made a list, i wrote it down
i got a car and drove around
but i never thought you wouldn't sit in it
i remember a time you said "don't worry about it"
never talk about it
we never talk about it

it's true, you know that
i can't hear you when you say
our words, they come out wrong
it's true, you know that
you can't hear me when i say
our worlds, they come apart

this time i think you're right
this time i think you're right




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    General CommentThis is probably the best song off their first E.P.
    Waterproofon October 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about how the girl keeps ignoring him and not listening to what he has to say..and when she does let him speak and let his word come across. she acts negative about it. and at the end he gives up and just agrees with her.
    xxpitchblackheartxxon August 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMmmm, this isn't especially one of my favorites by them... but I really like these lines:

    'Our worlds, they come apart
    with your coffee sense of time
    and my outlook on this life.
    I made a list, I wrote it down.
    I got a car, I drove around.
    But I never thought you wouldn't sit in it.'

    Very poetic.

    Eee, it'd be fun to see them live.
    xmakesherflyxon July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song by them.

    I think they had some issues before the relationship started, but the girl was like, oh its ok, dont worry. But they never adressed the problem. But then she got sick of it, and is giving him up suddenly for a better life ('you turn your back on me for a picket fence'). He's clearly upset.
    recyledxphraseson March 04, 2009   Link

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