"Pissing" as written by and Mimi J. Parker George Alan Sparhawk....
I can't see
Sing the darker row (?)
Pissing on my toes
Knowing what I know
I know

I've waited
Michael blow your horn
Under ever stone
Lovers sleep alone
Lovers sleep alone

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"Pissing" as written by Mimi J. Parker George Alan Sparhawk


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    General Commenti can't believe this is the first comment for this song, it's FANTASTIC! i have no idea what it's about though! i wish i knew- prostituation maybe? whatever it is, this song has to be one of the greatest ever written.
    ylliton December 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti concur. this is a fantastic song. maybe it is about prostitution. but it might also be about going out and getting shit faced and forgetting that you have a lover waiting for you at home, and pissin' on yer shoes to boot. i only say this because i've been there and that's what i thought about as i read the lyrics while listening to this song. i guess that's what matters most about opinions. they're yours. share them if you wish.
    thanks for love.
    and have a merry HELLO!
    brautiganon March 30, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionGreat song by Low, but you have to hear the verson of it by an artist called Carla Bozulich. She collaberated with Godspeed You Black Emperor on the song, it always gives me chills when I hear it.
    Maddydaddyon March 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlan Sparhawk writes some of the most cryptic lyrics I have ever heard. I can rarely make any sense out them at all but I often get the feeling he has a lot of anger in him. I'm just really glad he has found a way to turn that anger into something profoundly beautiful.
    mjoaon February 10, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI tend to interpret most of Low's songs through a Mormon standpoint (since they're Mormon, as I am too). The first verse strikes me as being about someone (in my head being 20's-ish) who has left the church for a partying/drinking lifestyle (hence the "pissing on my toes"). One thing that is said in the church is not just knowing it's true, but knowing that you know it is. Therefore, the juxtaposition of "pissing on my toes" with "knowing what I know (that) I know."

    The second verse I'm pretty sure is "Michael blow your horn," instead of "like a loyal whore." So the narrator (or just Alan, I suppose) is "waiting" for the second coming.

    As for the rest, your guess is as good as mine. Sometimes I feel like Low's lyrics contain a paragraph's worth of material in one line. So going on with the second coming theme "under every stone" could refer to there being no secrets that will remain hid, thus everything "under a stone," or hidden, will be shown. A bit of a stretch. It does seem like that line goes into the next one though, that under every stone you will find lovers sleeping alone, which could refer to it being a prevalent occurrence. At the very least, the final line goes with the first verse as far as the "things aren't as they should be" theme.
    tmitchel87on October 16, 2014   Link

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