The early cars
Already are
Drawing deep breaths past my door
And last night's phrases
Sick with lack of basis
Are still writhing on my floor

And it doesn't seem fair
That your wicked words should work
In holding me down
And it doesn't seem right
To take information
Given at close range
For the gag
And the bind
And the ammunition round

Conversation once colored by esteem
Became dialogue as a diagram of a play for blood
Took a vacation, my palate got clean
Now I can taste your agenda
While you're spittting your cud

And it doesn't make sense
I should fall for the kingcraft
of a meritless crown
No, it doesn't seem right
To take information
Given at close range
For the gag
And the bind
And the ammunition round

This is not about love!
'Cause I am not in love
In fact I can't stop falling out

This is not about love!
'Cause I am not in love
In fact I can't stop falling out
I miss that stupid ache!

"What is this posture
I have to stare at?"
That's what he said when I was sittin' up straight!
Change the name of the game
'Cause he lost
He knew he was wrong but he knew it too late.
But I'm not being fair
'Cause I chose to listen to that filthy mouth
But I'd like to choose right,
Take all the things that I said that he stole,
Put 'em in a sack
Swing 'em over your shoulder
Turn on my heels
Step out of this sight
Try to live in a lovlier light

This is not about love!
'Cause I am not in love
In fact i cant stop falling out

This is not about love!
'Cause I am not in love
In fact i cant stop falling out
I miss that stupid ache...


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    General CommentConversation once colored by esteem
    Became dialogue as a diagram of a play for blood
    Took a vacation, my palate got clean
    Now I can taste your agenda
    While you're spittting your cud

    And it doesn't make sense
    I should fall for the kingcraft
    of a meritless crown
    No, it doesn't seem right
    To take information
    Given at close range
    For the gag
    And the bind
    And the ammunition round




    so amazing. she put into words something I was just beginning to figure out about a relationship of my own. some people are so shitty, they start putting you down about things that are so personal and sacred.. it can happen slowly, and you don't realize it. but then, when you get away from it for a minute, and your mind clears-- you see the things you didn't see while they were keeping you down. you realize how horrid they've actually been, and how horrid you've been for allowing it to happen in the first place.

    and I think she's saying: it's not about love. it's about a recent relationship failure, the complications and pain that accompanied it, and how I can't seem to actually fall in or stay in love. and, I miss it..
    mochi_keion February 12, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Commentmaybe it's "stupid ache"?
    brownbunny116on March 17, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentShe's refering to herself with that comment, which I think is "ache". She's saying she misses falling in and being in love wholesale as she's got older and more jaded. The dizzy hieghts no longer come.
    xdvron April 07, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentactually, I think it's "I miss that stupid ape"
    marvelon April 11, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree with LoserNo1, she's angry at herself for believing him: "But I'm not being fair, cos I chose to listen to that filthy mouth." really, it's his fault for lying though, and he deserves her wrath. I'm so here right now. I do think when she's saying 'I am not in love' she's kind of trying to convince herself she isn't so it's easier to get over him, though.
    missmeon May 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti know what you mean! i cant stop listening to this song. i love it so much. but i think with like "stupid head", like she kind of uses the topic of words as a sort of motif or recurring theme, you know? like "last night's phrases, sick with lack of bases" or "cause i chose to live life with a filthy mouth" or when she talks bout conversations. so maybe saying "stupid head" is the only way she can express it. maybe its purposefully simple because its the best way to just get across her point. its simple which is why kids use it? or i dunno im speculating. id love to get inside her head. god, this cd is amazing. they need to release it.
    brownbunny116on March 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh, I meant to say "stupid ape"
    precipitateon May 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentUh, it's "stupid ache"....stupid head? Give me a break...
    cdconnon December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song because it's the perfect ranting revenge song for a man that treated her bad and now she's more angry at herself for trusting and believing this asshole than she trusted and believed herself.

    And it doesn't seem right
    To take information
    Given at close range
    For the gag
    And the bind
    And the ammunition round

    I love that line. I love the way she says, "It's not fair that you take the things I've shared with you and trusted you with and use them as weapons against me." That and the part about taking the things that she said that he stole are my favorite parts.
    LoserNo1on August 20, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI just re-listened to this album and the meaning of number of these songs became much clearer to me. In fact it so obvious that I don't know how I missed it before.

    This song is about the Media - specifically a Music/Concert Reviewer.

    First Stanza: She waiting for the reviews to arrive from the previous nights show, expecting them to have 'basis' against 'last nights phrases.'

    Second Stanza: Shes mad that the interviewer "took information, given at close range" using it as 'ammunition' against her, using their wicked words to hold her down.

    Third Stanza: Reflecting that interviews used to be great and 'colored with esteem" how now devolved into a 'play for blood.' Which is accurate given her poor relationship with the media. Took a vacation (from music - which she did) to get the taste from her mouth (palate) but the dialogue has become a diagram for a play for blood. (All the reviewers looking to take advantage of her 'unstable' persona to get dirt for their story- which is the agenda she refers to.

    Four Stanza: Refers to falling for the king'craft' (i.e. media) of a meritless crown (who are people who hold power over her but have no actual power over her personally.)

    Finally frantic stanza: Describes an interaction with a reporter, complaining about her poor posture - trying to rile her up. Wishing she could just put the words from his filthy mouth and stick them in a sack over her shoulder, turn her heels, walk away from the sight and live in a lovlier light...

    The "Not about love" chorus is still up for a little interpretation but I suspect shes been accused of loving the attention ... but she saying that she 'not in love' and she can't stopping hating it more every day (can't stop falling out (of love))

    I miss that stupid ache ... refers to the ache of stardom - initally being loved and then hated as an artist.
    Something most of use will never experience.

    Love you Fiona _ Hope you've found your happiness
    nidudeon March 28, 2016   Link

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