"On The Table" as written by and Carl Allan Newman....
On the table, the deal that kept the courts at arms length,
Stealing our thoughts with the force of their non-sequiturs - amateurs.
On the table, the view behind the legs of dancers,
Windows of chance there, lost on the trail of dissent - innocent.
Do re mi, innocent.

On the table, the deal between the thieves and exits,
Common and breathless, shrugging at what they've become - number one.
On the table, the steal that kept the courts at arms length,
Stealing our hearts with the force of the new evidence - innocent.
Do re mi, innocent.

Now the plain blondes are playing along with you (x2)

On the table, our hopes become a starting pistol,
Though we have missed all the minutes, we know what weive won.
Are we done?
On the table, the deal between the legs of mankind,
Walking a straight line, copping a plea as they went - innocent.
Do re mi, innocent.

Now the plain blondes are playing along with you (x2)

On the table (x4)


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"On the Table" as written by Carl Allan Newman

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    General CommentI think On The Table talks of the struggle between the fumbling and irresponsible representatives of law versus the 'innocent' and the psychological deals they make with each other.
    auguruson July 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just rockin'.
    a town like parison January 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is the single most catchy song (and album) ive heard in years.
    rockbassarton March 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! It just makes you feel good! I agree with both comments above
    jenazababon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is the only song i've so far by ac newman...but i love it! it reminds me a lot of the shins...anyone else see this? i'm wondering if it's the same w/ his other tunes...
    deathcabforjasonon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah the shins. it reminds me of the similar sounds from this song and from caring is creepy. but whats this song mean? anyone know?
    sublimeownsmylifeon August 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm not really sure what this song means, but it is so much fun. Great song.
    neighbourhoodpoweron October 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow... Im so proud i guy from peru uploaded this lyrics, i heard this song at a foreign radio tough... such a great melody, and mature - Insane lyrics. This song fits u well when u're walking down a gray Lima Sky. Love it
    MeaningLezzon July 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenta guy from peru*** ... my bad.
    MeaningLezzon July 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love it. it sounds like a combination of the shins & the new pornographers.

    LOVEEEEEEEEEEE.
    halesterron March 19, 2007   Link

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