loose lips might sink ships but loose kisses take trips
to san francisco, double dutch disco,
tech tv hottie, do it for scotty
do it for the living and do it for the dead
do it for the monsters under your bed
do it for the teenagers and do it for your mom
broken hearts hurt but they make you strong and

we won't stop until somebody calls the cops
and even then we'll start again and just pretend that
nothing ever happened

we won't stop until somebody calls the cops
and even then we'll start again and just pretend that
nothing ever happened

we're just dancing, we're just hugging,
singing, screaming, kissing, tugging
on the sleeve of how it used to be
how's it gonna be?

i'll drop kick russell stover, move into the starting over house
and know matt rouse and jest are watching me achieve my dreams
and we'll pray, all damn day, every day,
that all this shit our president has got us in will go away
while we strive to figure out a way we can survive
these trying times without losing our minds

so if you wanna burn yourself remember that I LOVE YOU
and if you wanna cut yourself remember that I LOVE YOU
and if you wanna kill yourself remember that I LOVE YOU
call me up before your dead, we can make some plans instead
send me an IM, i'll be your friend

shysters live from scheme to scheme and my 4th quarter pipe dreams
are seeming more and more worth fighting for
so i'll curate some situations, make my job a big vacation
and i'll say FUCK BUSH AND FUCK THIS WAR
my war paint is sharpie ink and i'll show you how much my shit stinks
and ask you what you think because your thoughts and words are powerful
they think we're disposable, well both my thumbs opposable
are spelled out on a double word and triple letter score

we won't stop until somebody calls the cops
and even then we'll start again and just pretend that
nothing ever happened

we won't stop until somebody calls the cops
and even then we'll start again and just pretend that
nothing ever happened

we're just dancing, we're just hugging,
singing, screaming, kissing, tugging
on the sleeve of how it used to be


Lyrics submitted by whatarewe, edited by xixivvi

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  • +1
    General CommentI love her and this song
    Thats So 1982on March 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I'll show you how much my shit stinks and ask you what you think because your thoughts and words are powerful"

    -this is a truly incredible line, and it makes the listener want to befriend kimya dawson and have long, intense conversations with her.

    "spelled out in a double-word and triple letter score"

    -an obvious scrabble reference, but she not only references something that everybody is familiar with, she does it very well and it flows well with the rest of the song

    This song is just incredible.
    andwebreatheon July 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"so if you wanna burn yourself remember that I LOVE YOU
    and if you wanna cut yourself remember that I LOVE YOU
    and if you wanna kill yourself remember that I LOVE YOU
    call me up before your dead, we can make some plans instead
    send me an IM, i'll be your friend"

    Kimya really feels this way about her fans. She really will take out the time to talk to anyone and everyone if they're having troubles. When she was still on the EC, she invited people to her house for potlucks/shows/to say hi through her mailing list. She is one of the kindest human beings I've never met.
    sally biteson August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI got one of these things so that you guys could actually know what this song is about...

    this song is about protesting...
    "We won't stop until somebody calls the cops
    And even then we'll start again and just pretend
    That nothing ever happened"

    she wants you to stand up for what you belive in... and protest for the rights you want... also she is very anti-bush anti-war... seriously listen to her other songs... its her belifes if you dont like them dont listen to her...
    ruinedplanson December 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAce song
    drunkenbutterflyon December 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove it
    precipitateon February 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song mesmorized me, and her voice does too. shes totally the female version of elliot smith its unbelievable. i LIKE how her voice sounds melencholly/childish and then sings about not childish things at all. yay
    Saranohon January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheard this song on ausiie radio station Triple J to and i fell in love
    furious_on February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFurious I heard it today on Triple J, its a wonderful song i love it..as well as "I like Giants" 2 powerfully eye opening songs.. Looking in shops for cd 2moro!
    G-reddyon June 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis was the first song by Kimya Dawson that i ever heard
    for the rest of the day i couldnt get her voice out of my head
    shes amazing
    jellyboneson August 26, 2006   Link

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