One was a piper. One was a rat.
They couldn't decipher how it came to that.
And at the cockadoodle they crawled out of their beds.
As if the rooster knew each rising dawn they dread.

Lost in a flurry.
Looking for landmines hid in a ribcage back at the front line.
And when the sun is falling they crawl out of their skins.
They hear the moonlight calling them from this mess they're in.

Take deep breaths and waste sweet seconds.
The late day beckons, the late day beckons.
And if you save it, it'll slip away, spend seven nights like Saturday.
Yawn, Yawn, Yawn, we're all long gone.
If we get lucky we'll be dead by dawn.
So let's get-get-get-get-get-get-get-get-get it on!
I wanna get-get-get-get-get-get-get-get-get it on!

Charging the windmill and missing the mark.
Blinded by sunlight but drafting an arc.
I've got a million dollars made of ten million dimes paid for ten billion failures of others' good advice.


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    General Commenti think this song is about how much life sucks sometimes and we keep waking up and getting up and wishing that we actually werent. kinda wishing thta we were dead, be it be because of a failing realtionship, which tim seems to be hinting at here, or because of something else. it makes sense to me.
    quadriplegicon December 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI can't help it, I love this band but I can't help but hear Tim sing "the late Dave Beckhams the late Dave Beckhams."
    chubbykipperon February 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this song's about a "forbidden" love/lust relationship, u know "piper - rat" (talkin bout the piper of hamelin fo course, who attraceted the rats to a fatal ending) and how ppl had given him advice to just give it up, but he doesnt care. he's like: well we will all die someday so who cares...
    good song, very upbeat, it does sound a bit clashy...
    tefon February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song, why does no one comment on it?
    Ultimationismiston December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song. I think one of their best for some reason. Yet no one speaks of it...
    Ultimationismiston December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree this song is fuxing neato! im listening to it right now. i think this is what heaven is made of.
    ADivineUnicornon December 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti downloaded this on a whim, and i'm pretty satisfied. cool song.
    umandstuffon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite Les Savy Fav song.

    Especially the chorus.
    therealmatrixhaon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite Les Savy Fav song.

    Especially the chorus.
    therealmatrixhaon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI also thought this songs chorus was about David Beckham. I just phoned my friend to tell him and then found this site. I feel silly now.
    chu_man_fuon March 04, 2005   Link

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