"Spidersong" as written by and Max Bemis....
No more promises.
I have made them before and broken them.
Give me the ‘go ahead' and I'll undress myself for you,
If you're at all interested now
I'm growing legs
I'm the spider
I'm the spider
I crawl inside her
I'm the…hey
Oh I know your pain.
You, like I, plagued by the flies inside your brain.
Oh I'm creeping up your veins.
Are you smart enough and small enough to play this game?
I'm growing legs

I'm the spider
I'm the spider
I crawl inside her
I'm the whoa

I better watch my back around you.
You've got the movies, the shoes, the do
You've got me oh no, no, no
And I want you to know I want to.

You've got those tired eyes all the time.
Yeah, you need someone to bring you to bed.
I'm growing legs
I'm the spider

I am cold,
Too cool to call you,
Far too stoned to leave my bed.
I'll write this song to win your kiss

But stay asleep instead.


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"Spidersong" as written by Max Bemis

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  • +2
    General CommentI think its like...they are just playing games with each other, pretending not really to know. she wants to be with him in a loving way ("you've got those tired eyes, all the time,you need someone to bring you to bed), but he wants something more carnal. he doesnt really care enough to put forth an effort with the female so he figures he will write her a song(since thats what is good at) to make her stick around, and feel somewhat appreciated. But he doesnt appreciate her at all, he is under her skin, and she cant let go even though its not right. thats my take on it.
    Barefoot Babyon May 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmax is showing the stages he grows through when trying to meet/seduce a woman.
    1.)and i'll undress myself for you
    if you're at all interested
    -he comes on strong and shows his initial interest right away.
    2.)oh i know your pain
    you're like i
    are plagued by the flies
    -he then empathizes with the girl and attempts to show her that he is very similar to her, so she feels understood, which is what everyone wants
    3.)i better watch my back around you
    you've got the moves, the shoes
    the doo, you've got me
    he then basically praises them and adds to their confidence that he really does want them, even if his intentions are darker than what he insinuates.
    4.)i am cool
    too cool to call you
    far too stoned
    to leave my bed
    -and the last verse shows two sides to max. he either attempts to make the girl want him more by saying, i am too cool to call you etc, or he just gives up and realizes that its not all worth it, and just moves on to the next girl realizing that he could have that one, but decides not to for lack of interest/connection/motivation etc;
    epohonevahllitsewon January 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhat about the fact that the song is called spider song. and spiders typically do what? weave webs,... and also? the male will have sex with a female and then get his head eaten off. So max weaves his web, gets the girl, butwants nothing more to do with her to eliminate the chance of getting hurt(head eaten/broken up with in a relationship/fear of commitment). simple-yet true read my comment on belt and you'll understand why
    santeria122232on February 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, I was pretty sure this song is about sex ("Crawl inside her?"), although in an alternate version of the song on a previous cd the last part is extended with
    "I am too afraid to dig/date you, I can't find a word to speak. If I could, I'd talk so good that you would be with me." Which could imply a more intimate feeling than just sex. Also if you look at Max's interview he had "unrequited love" for someone in high school. But he also said he slept around a lot. I dunno.
    Detlevon September 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI see it as the narrator using the woman for sex. Catching her in his web, using her for what he wants but having no emotional attachment to her whatsoever.
    He is completely aware of what he is doing and he is also aware that she wants something more but he just doesn't care. He'd rather keep it carnal.

    I think the line "you've got those tired eyes all the time" relates to how emotionally worn out she is but his solution is to bed her rather than stop.

    I guess the basis of the song is that if you're looking for something to take away your loneliness of being single, then sleeping around is only going to fill that void for a short period of time before you feel it again.
    Totallymortalon September 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSex
    ADimeADexteron October 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnow that i think about it, maybe max does write about sex a lot...
    heyjealousyon November 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite song from the new album.
    TheEnemyWithin88on November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really wish members would put the lyrics up as they appear in the album leaf. these aren't right at all and it's bothersome.
    haleyjadeon November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^they're the lyrics from the original spidersong.
    Armadaon January 13, 2005   Link

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