if i pay you five dollars will you try to make my bed?
if i pay you ten will you make me well instead?
i love your baby baby harmonies
you really brighten up my basement suite

we should go down to the mall
look at people , judge them all
judge them before they judge us and leave there feeling bad

we should sit and pick our hands
i think you’re a genius
and when we make your hangnails bleed
you deserve a phd

we should put that record on
the one you found when you were gone
the one that has those sad, sad songs
and makes you sing out loud

we could start a basement band
guitar hooks caught in your hands
will travel through the west side nights
and drown out humming street lights



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    General Commenti think this song is about being really lonely, and meeting someone you think is cool, and want to do everything with. you think everything they do is amazing, and the "deserve a PHD".
    indignityon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgives me a feeling of two people who really love eachother but feel they could be doing alot more with their lives.
    plastic_plasticon June 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i agree with indignity, it's about meeting someone who you think is really cool afte ra long time of being lonely, and who indulges in your cynicism.
    paul_bankson October 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is gorgeous
    precipitateon February 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is growing on me.
    love it
    skimthefaton June 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti miss them :(
    bulboon July 23, 2010   Link
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    General Commentexcuse me, but what is a "phd"?
    Phizzlon October 06, 2010   Link

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