"Your Own Worst Enemy" as written by John Linnell and John Flansburgh....
It's your own worst enemy
Ringing the bell on the door
And the person inside says nobody's home
So your own worst enemy peeks inside
And sees you softly weeping as some music fills the room

And the song they play
Is that guy with the messed up face
Going, precious and few are the moments that you
And your own worst enemy share

Full bottle in front of me
Time to roll up my sleeves
And get to work
And after many glasses of work
I get paid in the brain

And the song they play
Is that guy with the messed up face
Going, precious and few are the moments that you
And your own worst enemy share

And the song they play
Is that guy with the messed up face
Going, precious and few are the moments that you
And your own worst enemy share

It's your own worst enemy


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"Your Own Worst Enemy" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's about alcoholism or problem drinking. The person keeps trying to drink away his troubles rather than deal with them so in effect, HE is his own worst enemy. Anything you won't deal with doesn't go away on its own and numbing yourself with drugs or alcohol won't help.
    RoseTeaCup1216on August 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    TranslationHas anyone thought about the line:
    "And the song they play
    Is that guy with the messed up face
    Going, precious and few are the moments that you
    And your own worst enemy share."

    The Band Climax did a song called "Precious and Few" which was released in 1972. The lyrics are "Precious and few are the moments we two can share" which seems to fit.

    I do not know about the messed up face part, but the lead singer of Climax, Sonny Geraci, did end up getting a cerebral arteriovenous malformation.
    wasmuthkon January 21, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about alcohlism. obviously.
    NQArbuckleon May 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno you guys.
    So this guy is at his house and his worst enemy thinks he's not there and sneeks in, but it turns out the dude is there and is sad and then they have a bonding moment
    joebanjoon June 07, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYea, i think itz bout alchaholism 2

    I think hiz worst enemy iz hiz drinking problem

    POOP!
    JimD453on July 14, 2005   Link

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