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shoes crack where you walk,
settle down.
inside, outside. amazing
cut it back.
get in some clean fresh air.

acute angles divide my path that i had lost, path that i had lost

tongue tied. couldn't talk.
settle down.
inside, outside. amazing.
haven't lost. haven't cured at all.

acute angles divide my path that i had lost, path that i had lost

and when you see a boat come
in a straight line,
you know it's going straight down.
and then you feel like a flower sender.
lender, like you (i close my eyes)
nothing to see here.

cloud tank given off.
watered down.
stick side outside,
the razing.
wasn't cool, wasn't fair at all.

acute angles divide my path that i had lost, path that i had lost
(i close my eyes)

and when you see the big crack in the sunlight.
you know it's over somehow.
and then a pinhole sky expodes out,
ball of fire.
supernova falls down on you.
(i close my eyes)
(nothing to see here)


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  • +3
    General Commentwhats wrong with you people this song rules
    p00p00on July 11, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentacute angles- less than 90 degrees, close to each other, maybe reflecting on the small choices that made such a big difference in his life

    the song sounds like clockwork
    ripelivejamon August 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite pinback songs. To me, its expressing struggles in life. Acute angles divide my path that i had lost. this is my favorite part. Imagine yourself on a path. A path going from point A to point B. Point A represents troubles in his life, hard times, that he wants to leave, to get to a better place, point B. but he has lost his original path, its been divided by acute angles, meaning it generally sends him back to where he came. He's trying his hardest to get away but his path keeps being divided by acute angles sending him back to where he was. The rest is a bunch of psychedelic badass imagery that goes really well with the story. But the i think the main part of this is how things can be rough, and no matter how hard you try, somehow you end up where you started, in any aspect of life. Pinback is really good at putting alot of thought into their songs and lyrics
    brandonyazdion October 21, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHoly Moly this song rocks. The last verse is a brilliant contrast to closing his eyes. I can't stop listening to it.
    barbariantulipon September 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthere's my take:
    boy likes girl -girl approaches -boy gets nervous -she's so...amazing -need air -tongue tied -what was the boy going to say to her? he lost his path...-girls that approach him are boats in a straight line but he's going to mess it up and feel bad for it afterwards -he gets frustrated and shows other people his bad side -is not cool nor fair... something like that
    Kerzeon February 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest song on Summer Summer In Abaddon...
    Doctor_Malarkianon February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*Summer In Abaddon
    Doctor_Malarkianon February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest pinback song


    tongue tied. couldn't talk.
    settle down.
    inside, outside. amazing.
    tuminatoron July 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Kerze somewhat, definitely there is someone that is making him have these reactions "tongue-tied, couldn't talk. settle down" and obviously they are pretty amazing to him both "inside" and "outside". They're effecting him so much that it's all he can think about, but he's lost at sea and can't get back to her. ie- instead of being a straight line, it's full of acute angles and turns--this is an obvious reference to sailing, and how you tack and jib, you don't just sail straight, you're always making acute angles and turns, which he is doing, eventhough he's lost his path. see the comparison when he says "and when you see a boat come
    in a straight line,
    you know it's going straight down."
    I think the whole flower sender part is thinking about this person while he's at sea, and then closing his eyes bc there's nothing to see there, but when he closes his eyes he can see her. and all the cloud and sun references are to the weather, the stormy seas and then calm again when the storm is over, but he's still just thinking of her instead of where he's going--this may be figurative that he's like a boat lost at sea with her bc he can only think of her but can't think of where they're going or coming from.
    alovelyfadeouton December 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentawesome song
    Weaslemulberryon February 26, 2007   Link

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