Some names have been changed
To protect identities
Of the innocent
So just sit back and pretend that this one is
About some other friend, about some other friend

So you and me sat down at some diner in midtown
And you could hear the conversation from the table over
Talking seeds and soil, trucks and lawnmowers
And it's easier in night time
When you had too much whiskey, maybe too much wine
And you wake up in the morning and you have to look at him
So you stare at your spoon, your upside down reflection
oh yeah, oh yeah

April 5th, that blasted day when you turned your head around
Like the girl on the plane here
Like Freddy said in the poem read

So why'd you have to get up and put your coat on?
Yeah, why'd you have to get up and put your coat on?
Yeah, why'd you have to give up and put your coat on?
Yeah, why'd you have to get up and put your coat on?


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    General CommentIm trying to figure out if thats the song thats on NPR.com.. they have a new one thats really,really,really awesome.. I mean like their best.
    And I really want the f'ing lyrics.
    promisexkepton February 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis one is at the end of the ice storm, big gust, and you on the wild like children album
    mrs-mojo-risinon February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentah
    thanks.
    if anyone has the lyrics to that one song, please IM me iheartpinkcons, or if you've met them or anything cool like that.
    promisexkepton February 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it says "so why’d you have to get up" not out, plus i think that makes more sence


    either way this song is sooo pretty and i love it
    carkey395on March 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much.
    "so you stare at your spoon, your upside down reflection"
    my_own_parasiteon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah. i think it is " why'd you have to get up, and put your coat on?"

    i love love love this song. hehe and tilly.
    adjfhgwgon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentso, any thoughts on what it is about?
    bandeidon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, i always get the feeling that they made it up as they went along. also with everythng thats going on in all their songs, its easy to take for granted the lovliness of their voices, and this song is so simple with only limited intruments in the background, you get really impacted by the beauty of kianna's voice. i love it and tilly in general
    perfectreebrancheson November 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbut in terms of what its actually about, i always thought it was that in todays world its so hard to communicate, and we've become desensitized by everything that its hard to even keep up a conversation, which is why they talk about seeds and soil, trucks and lawnmowers, all random and irrelevent topics. Its sad, but sometimes it really does take the help of something like alcohol to get people to say whats on their mind, or how they really feel. its the only way that we can communicate with one another and tell the truth. i can totally relate and i think its simple and eloquent.
    perfectreebrancheson November 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe first few lines address that the song is about someone, and that the person should pretend it's about someone else ("some names have been changed to protect identities")

    Haha, to the previous poster, don't overanalyze things. Just accept that it's a song, and go with it.

    While I won't reveal who it's about, a lot of the references are not meant to be interpreted, because they would only be familiar to the people involved. The whole song is sort of talking about memories, then an incident that changed a lot.

    Hope that clears it up ;)
    neelixon May 10, 2007   Link

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