"Anecdote" as written by and Marcus Congleton....
You pin the medals to your chest
And settle down for seven minutes rest
You dim the lights, administer the cure
You tried it several times, you're still not sure

You take the first one for free
And pass it off to me
I don't refuse
Baby, if you only knew
But I don't think you do

You take the lines from ordinary books
You're disappointed in the way she looks
You cut the circulation to your hand
And calculate the motion of the land

Then you, fall back asleep
And wander down the street that losers use
Don't say you feel the same way too
Momma, I don't think you do

You cut the worms and bait them on the hooks
You cast a line towards the closest brooks
You meet the girl who says she knows the plan
You act impressed and say you understand
Cause you, like to believe, that all that love is free
For someone like you, will never be lonely, or get the blues
But darlin', it's not true


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"Anecdote" as written by Marcus Lee Congleton

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    General CommentHaving listened to this song a LOT, it's definitely:
    "and wander down the street that losers use"

    and

    "cause you like to believe
    that all that love is free
    for someone like you
    You'll never be lonely
    or get the blues"

    And what is it with some peoples' insistence that every song ever written is about drugs?

    Superb song, such a catchy melody.
    steve7924on April 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI guess this song is about how people sometimes try to make their lives resemble a story with a moral or anecdote. Awesome song though, reminds me a lot of "Julia" on the Beatles's White album.
    Canadian Guyon July 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song. .great melody great voice. .love the parts where he says "kneeew", "doooo" and "toooo"

    i think the last lines MIGHT really be:

    "Cause you like to believe
    That all that love was free
    For someone like you
    You never be lonely or get the blues
    But darling it's not true"
    Madison5on September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstill not sure about the meaning. . .
    Madison5on September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmadisons right about the last part...and that's the best part of the song, too.
    gilbagon September 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like Heroin to me.
    ThePythonon October 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song :)

    i have to agree with ThePython on this song being about heroin. especially the parts about shooting up ("administer the cure"), experiencing the drug ("fall back asleep and wonder down the street.."), and other people not understanding how amazing it really feels ("baby if you only knew, but i don't think you do")

    the ending to this song maybe explains why this person uses the drug--because he/she is lonely...and doing the drug makes them happy and helps them forget about their loneliness...

    i'm not really sure about the title of the song....maybe it's called anecdote just because it's a story. i mean most of it is in third person, so it's about somebody else...and that's all an anecdote really is, right? a story or incident...?
    fakeplasticgirlon October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsometimes... do we really have to know what a song means to enjoy it?

    just sayin'

    but i do believe that it could be about heroin. can't think of much else it would be about.

    no matter, it's still a kickin', very elliot smith-ish song
    prodigal_sunscreenon October 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI may be wrong, but looking over the lyrics i think its about smoking weed
    ThreatenedByShadowson October 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou don't use a tourniquet to smoke pot. ;)
    "Cut the circulation to your hand"

    I don't know, does the guy from ambulance do heroin?
    ThePythonon October 22, 2004   Link

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