Too much carbon monoxide
For me to bear
Too much carbon monoxide
For me to bear
Where's the air?
Where's the air?
Where's the air?
Where's the air?

Car after bus after car after truck
After this my lungs'll be so fucked up
I wish I was in that Mercedes-Benz
Sealed away from my sense
I'd have the music high, going ninety-five
Ahhhhh!

Too much (Too much!)
Too much
Too much (Too much!)
Too much
Too much (Too much!)

Hey!
Hey!

Too much carbon monoxide
For me to bear
Too much carbon monoxide
For me to bear
Don't you care?
Don't you care?
Don't you, don't you, don't you care? (Don't you care?)

Car after bus after car after truck
After this my lungs will be so fucked up
I wish I wasn't just a pedestrian
Breathing all this in
I look up at that gray sky
It makes me want to...
Ahhhhh!

Too much (Too much!)
Too much
Too much (Too much!)
Too much
Too much (Too much!)
Too much

Hey!
Hey!

Too much carbon monoxide
For me to bear

Hey!


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Carbon Monoxide song meanings
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    General Commentits about pollution, how we pollute the shit outta our world.. and his lungs are getting fucked up.. thats pretty much it..

    its easy..
    CellarManon October 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if his lungs are getting F***ed up with more than Carbon Monoxide? hmm
    That would explain some of the song lyrics.
    JustJulieon October 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLast time I saw Cake perform, John McCrea said that he wrote this song when he was waiting to catch a bus. Definately about pollution.
    Mister Balzacon November 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song sounds like The Hippos. Too goofy for Cake, says i...
    ShesMyAlcatrazon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's not really about pollution. -_- When has cake ever been that easy, unless they were covering another song?

    "I wish I was in that Mercedes-Benz
    Sealed away from my sins"

    "I wish I wasn't just a pedestrian
    Breathing all this in"

    I'm just taking a guess, but it seems to have something to do with the rich and the poor. Or maybe even how corrupt society is (the same thing as the pollution idea, but a little more general), and that he wishes he were rich and he didn't have to worry about the sins of humanity.

    *shrugs*
    Maybe I'm over-analyzing it, but the sins line seems to lead me to believe that it isn't just about air pollution, even if that may be what inspired the song.
    Immortal113on December 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've gotta agree with immortal, cake is never that obvious, their songs are always filled with subtle meanings.
    Police_Ataqueon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell, actually I was at a CAKE show and he pretty much said flat out that he wrote this song when he was waiting for a bus at a bus stop, then griped about public transportation in California, and said he was pretty surprised they even included it in the CD, so yeah, read into it all you want but it really is that simple.
    DotNon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell, actually I was at a CAKE show and he pretty much said flat out that he wrote this song when he was waiting for a bus at a bus stop, then griped about public transportation in California, and said he was pretty surprised they even included it in the CD, so yeah, read into it all you want but it really is that simple.
    DotNon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIs the line really "Sealed away from my sins"? I thought it was "sense" as in sense of smell.
    bert33on September 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pretty simple. And surprisingly uninspired as far as cake music goes. at least "up so close" had a good trumpet riff.
    MrMastadonFarmon September 27, 2005   Link

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