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'When you get home there’s gonna be a big present waiting on your bedside table', you said
Its your Stanley knife smile cutting into me

That’s why I cover my ears when you talk to me
That’s why
That’s why I cover my ears when you talk to me
That’s why

So you sit there sister getting cold and lonely
Camel lights to keep you warm
You’re in a great big car now
Polluting that coffee cup that’s never looked so good
It’s the way you say my name like you’re joking

That’s why I cover my ears when you talk to me
That’s why
That’s why I cover my ears when you talk to me
That’s why

You’re not gonna get very far with a smile like that x6

That’s why I cover my ears when you talk to me
That’s why
That’s why I cover my ears when you talk to me
That’s why


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    General Commentgreat song, the organ(?) makes it for me, is it about breaking up with a partner and finding that person more and more irritating to be around?
    Neilrdon October 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's about either a couple or two friends. one of which can't stand the other because they feel like the other is constantly mocking them.
    "It’s the way you say my name like you’re joking"

    "that's why i cover my ears when you talk to me"
    shows that the person can't listen to them anymore because all the person does is be negative and judge them.

    "So you sit there sister getting cold and lonely
    Camel lights to keep you warm"
    shows that the person keeps pushing people away until they're alone

    "You’re not gonna get very far with a smile like that"
    i think it might actually be 'song like that' but either way the narrator is trying to say if you don't change your attitude you're never going to get anywhere. you're always going to be alone and lonely.

    "You’re in a great big car now
    Polluting"

    seems to be trying to show that this person doesn't care about anyone but themselves.
    yeshon February 23, 2008   Link

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