Thinking of reverting back to pacifiers
just like at birth
A nicotine thumb or foot in the mouth when I say too much
I won't have to work it out

When I'm watching you exhausting me
With patience and trust in the law meant to be
You drown yourself in a third dimension colour scene
When it's quiet I'll tell you
I don't mind I'm not there with you

I keep dreaming of children with open arms
I'm being born or waking up
From one giant, self-indulgent, mother-fucking fall
I worked it out

When I was watching you exhausting me
With patience and trust in the law meant to be
I invent just another third dimension catastrophe
and I'm tired I tell you
I don't want to be here with you

And there was another you and me
I began to wrestle for who took the wrong direction
I know you were meant for me
I even offered to take the wrong...
You take the wrong direction for you and me
I took the wrong direction I know
I know
It is returned to me


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    General CommentTo me, this song is about a woman wrestling with the decision to stay with her man. Clearly a man she loves deeply, yet he is making all the wrong decisions for her life.

    >>Thinking of reverting back to pacifiers
    >>just like at birth
    >>A nicotine thumb or foot in the mouth when I say too much
    >>I won't have to work it out

    She wants to pack it all in and start again. If she could go back the very start she wouldn't have to make the incredibly painful decisions she is facing. Should she stay with her man, or cut her losses. She loves him incredibly, but her dreams of a family are fading with time.

    >>When I'm watching you exhausting me
    >>With patience and trust in the law meant to be
    >>You drown yourself in a third dimension colour scene
    >>When it's quiet I'll tell you
    >>I don't mind I'm not there with you

    She is exhausted with watching and waiting for this man to follow the rule book (you date for while, fall in love, get married, have kids and live happily ever after). He in the meantime withdraws from thinking about these thing and keeps himself in an alternate reality. In all the confusion and pain of her thoughts of the relationship she fails to see that she doesn't mind she isn't in that alternate reality with him, but when she stop to think about it(its quite), she will realise the truth.

    >>I keep dreaming of children with open arms
    >>I'm being born or waking up
    >>From one giant, self-indulgent, mother-fucking fall
    >>I worked it out

    She has finally realised that what she really want is a family. This is what makes her feel alive. His life style is not for her.

    >>When I was watching you exhausting me
    >>With patience and trust in the law meant to be
    >>I invent just another third dimension catastrophe
    >>and I'm tired I tell you
    >>I don't want to be here with you

    She is arguing with this guy, disrupting his reality. She tells him she has had enough.

    >>And there was another you and me
    >>I began to wrestle for who took the wrong direction
    >>I know you were meant for me
    >>I even offered to take the wrong...
    >>You take the wrong direction for you and me
    >>I took the wrong direction I know
    >>I know
    >>It is returned to me

    Retrospectively, she is trying to work out how she got to this place. Was it his fault for directing them down this path, or her fault for following? All she knew was she loved him unquestionably, but to what end.

    For gods sake, she even offered to take the wrong direction, which I believe was to offer him a life where they may live together, but she would for go the children she so desperately desired.

    She now realises she took the direction, but fortunately her life is her own again.

    ----

    Why do I think all this? Because sadly I can apply ALL of these things to the relationship I had with my girlfriend. As we talked about the future, and marriage, and a standard line of mine was "I wasn't sure about children, and didn't want to get married until I was". She even said she would for go having children to be with me, and having kids was seriously the only thing she ever really wanted. I was a complete dick to leave her hanging for so long.

    I was incredibly lucky though, I straightened up, we got married, and now have beautiful son together. I am heart broken everytime I hear this song though, as it is a constant reminder of the pain I must have put her through. It is the one regret in my life...

    Brilliant song writing.
    seatoon May 10, 2007   Link

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