He erased the phase, you're halfway through.
Stacked up debts, cash for regrets
And the good times you had, well they just weren't yours
We saw who dropped you off a block from the store
His drilling will stick, now we can predict
The excuses you'll make, and whose words they'll all take

Up against the odds
Tight around the jaws

Say goodbye to the team, said the separator
(I'm not sure on this line)
You'll learn to sell out what you bought into
You'll come to second-guess the smile she just gave you
I'm here to tell you, you're playing with dolls
And making explosion sounds, everyone heard

I can't see how we're worth getting over
Overall, we will be lower

Thank the separator
The best parts are in coming later

Overall, we will be lower

Lyrics submitted by Unarmed

Tight Around The Jaws song meanings
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    General CommentI dig how they added the delicate bell part onto some pretty brutal guitar and drums.
    pumkinhedon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFirst and second poster. Both W00t and WTF? This must be what a hurricane would sound like if set to music.
    pumkinhedon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that "I'm here to tell you that you're playing with dolls and making explosion sounds, everyone heard." is one of my favorite lines of any song, ever.
    Unarmedon December 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy who is questioning his sexual orientation. The lines "his drilling will stick" sounds like a gay encounter and the line "you'll come to second guess the smile she gave you" makes me think of possibly losing interest in girls. It could also be about homophobia, particularly the lines "I'm here to tell you that you're playing with dolls and making explosion sounds, everyone heard" (little girls frequently play with dolls and little boys tend to make explosion sounds when playing with toys). The line "tight around the jaw" could refer to the sexual repression homosexuals feel. It could also be about questioning your sexuality and homophobia, possibly the fear of homophobia when considering you might be gay.
    Aenema91on October 23, 2011   Link

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