I'm too scared to notice, the path I chose is focused tight
Crosshairs on, something's wrong, I shouldn't try to try
And baby, it's the beer that's smiling, it ain't me
Point me at the door because I've been trying to leave
Basement passions, schoolgirl action ain't in fashion now I'll miss you when you're gone so just get out

Tripped into a hole I dug every word
With my ear to the ground I loved what I heard
And I couldn't think of leaving while you're feeling down
I just rest my eyes and you blow town

Tripped into a hole, I loved what I heard
With my ear to the ground I dug every word
And I couldn't dream of leaving while you're feeling down
I just rest my eyes and you float down


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    General Commentthis is what this song means to me not jake bellows: this guy just got stuck in this horrible rut, and had no clue what the fuck was going on or what to do. whatever it was, it was his life, and he could only see this one messed up path.

    it was easier to stay here, than to try and work his way out of it. trying to try was not worth it. it's really sad. he is in a lot of pain, and i think he's definetly in anguish and it's pathetic.

    i love it when he says, "Crosshairs on, something's wrong I shouldn't try to try.
    And baby it's the beer that's smiling, it ain't me.
    Point me at the door 'cause I've been trying to leave."

    i can relate.
    BustedLawnChairson December 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is totally posted under Bright Eyes too. I know they did it together, but the lead singer is from Neva Dinova, so why didn't anyone comment on this one? Weird...
    Anyway, it's a good song. When they first start singing, I seriously get goosebumps.
    Tromperieon November 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuck yeah
    j.acobon January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is fantastic to fall asleep to. if you leave it playing while you sleep and wake up to it in the morning i swear you'll feel more relaxed and calm than normal.
    sAy yEson July 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"With my ear to the ground, I dug every word"

    Seems like a ref to the Bright Eyes album huh?
    sugErspunon July 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is underrated

    it's a shame songs as great as these don't get as much attention as others
    i believe this is better than some bright eyes songs

    and i love that low-fi solo that gets played in there

    the greatest line in there:
    "And baby it's the beer that's smiling, it ain't me..."
    Henry lethamon January 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmiss you, my old flame
    Brendan330on October 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. There's stuff here everyone can relate too. "baby it's the beer that's smiling - it ain't me; so point me at that door 'cause of I've been trying to leave." for example. The song sound more about feeling trapped or stuck in one situation - "tripped into a hole I dug every word", "and I couldn't dream of leaving while you're feeling down" exemplify a feeling of being trapped - and feeling hopeless. This is my favorite tune off the split and in my opinion puts some Bright Eyes songs to shame by being this direct and brief and really just knocking the listener out with blunt, honest lyrics.
    LeftysParadeon November 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"i just rest my eyes and you blow town." i like that.
    evb123on February 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've tripped into so many holes i've dug with words
    dantronon January 20, 2010   Link

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