Mary Lou, Mary Lou:
"This one's for you, 'cause I know you."
I know I said "until the four walls, they fall in,"
but not when knee caps have caved in.
I guess it's "the way it was before."

No one really knows anyone.

"Pretty please, I got to do it, God," I said.
"I got the arm. I got the rocket.
I wasn't born to e some saint,
when I could rather do what you can't."

So, since you snapped your legs on skates,
I see you writhe on the bedroom floor.
I feel the dirty in every place,
on the certain light, on the certain face.

The way it was before.
On and on and on...

I'll have to hide those kitchen knives.

I know it all. I know everything:
the little secrets that you keep.
I'm gonna haunt your dreams at night;
you'll have to hide those kitchen knives.

I know it all. I know everything.
Your little brothers can't hide from me.
I'm gonna cut you off at the knee.
I know what you want.

So, do you ever feel that pain -
the one I feel on the bedroom floor?
And when you're hanging to bottom rods,
I know, I know, I know, I know what you want.

I know you're inching for exchange;
I gather that all you young boys do.
So, when coughing up on your hands,
(just remember)
they don't know you like I do.

They don't know you like I do:
the little secrets that you keep.
I'm gonna haunt your dreams at night;
you'll have to hide those kitchen knives.

They don't know you like I do.
How could they know you like I do?


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    General Commenti can't believe this song has no comments!! in all hoesty i think this songs about cutting yourself

    "I'm gonna haunt your dreams at night;
    you'll have to hide those kitchen knives"
    XMissxMurderx3on August 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfuck yes

    seriously, how is this band so awesome
    nonoranon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"i'll have to hide those kitchen knives" is what makes this song amazing. the rest is negligible. i keep listening to hear to hear that part.
    floydeyeon July 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it has anything to do with cutting yourself. What I get from the song is that he's knows about her being with other guys hence the title of the song being "where have those hands been". And how he misses what they had in the past, at first he starts out feeling bad for himself, then it turns into anger, wanting her to feel the pain he does. But he still wants her back, feeling like he's the only person for her; that no other guy but himself can fully understand her
    ambero444on August 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think it has anything to do with cutting yourself. What I get from the song is that he's knows about her being with other guys hence the title of the song being "where have those hands been". And how he misses what they had in the past, at first he starts out feeling bad for himself, then it turns into anger, wanting her to feel the pain he does. But he still wants her back, feeling like he's the only person for her; that no other guy but himself can fully understand her
    ambero444on August 20, 2007   Link

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