Been two weeks now
Kitchen stinks now
Finally got the guts to saunter in
And don a pair of gloves

And the janitor sleeping in a drum
Janitor I've become

Bubbles bristles
Thorns and thistles
Liquid sticks to things
That never should be seen by anyone

Like the janitor sleeping in a drum
Janitor I've become

And it amazes me how easily things go away
A chemical for every need
And someone else's problem when I leave

Is the janitor sleeping in a drum
Janitor you'll become
You'll become


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Janitor song meanings
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    General CommentThis is my first song translation and I may be totally off. But this is what it means to me anyways,

    I think that by Janitor the songwriter meant something to fix or to clean (as janitors do). Except the references to a janitor sleeping in a drum.. I think that by drum the songwriter is referring to some sort of drug or medication that cures sadness.

    How I've come to figure that the person's sad is the beginning.

    Been two weeks now < Been a length of time, not too long though
    Kitchen stinks now < Life isn't good anymore but used to be
    Finally got the guts to saunter in < Built up the courage to face the problem
    And don a pair of gloves < put the solution in motion

    Bubbles bristles < Possible solutions to the problem
    Thorns and thistles < Aches and pains
    Liquid sticks to things < Old problems keep recurring
    That never should be seen by anyone < ^That no one really knows about

    And it amazes me how easily things go away < Surprising how easily old ways of thinking fade
    A chemical for every need < A drug or human made product that can be used and there's one for every sort of problem
    And someone else's problem when I leave < Once people realize that these new things aren't fixing anything, someone else will have to think up a new solution

    Is the janitor sleeping in a drum
    Janitor you'll become
    You'll become < The person who has to come up with the new solution
    teh_grim_gimpon December 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSleeping in the drum is like the idea of a product called "Janitor in a Can (Drum)" but once you use it you become the janitor because you are the one cleaning
    piemericaon August 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAm I the only one who thinks he killed the janitor? Say, about two weeks ago? Disturbing...
    triviafairyon June 13, 2011   Link

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