Leave as fast as you came
without a sound
nothing to ruffle your ends
I've been wandering around making up movies
in my head-so we say don't let it go
Let me try and pull out pride
I already forget how I used to feel about you
Leave as fast as you came, no invitation, nowhere to go from hear [spelled incorrectly on purpose?]
I've been wandering around wondering how I got so
Fuckin' boring all the sudden so fuckin' scared... I'm not
you'd mean so much more to me if I remembered.


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Meet Me in Montauk song meanings
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    My Interpretationok i'm just writing this on a whim because i was thinking about my life and stuff happening to me and finding connections to it and the song, if you this this is weird or irrelevant just disregard this:

    to me it's about having a crush on a girl and then falling out of that love

    "Leave as fast as you came" - the crush is ending

    "without a sound" - when you have a crush that you never told anyone about, or really did anything about, so really no one is affected except you

    "nothing to ruffle your ends" - your crush doesn't even know how you feel, and just goes on with her life

    "I've been wandering around making up movies in my head" - you dream about how it would be like if you were with her, and almost start living in those fantasies

    "so we say don't let it go"
    "Let me try and pull out pride'
    "I already forget how I used to feel about you" - you realize your crush isn't who you thought she was

    "Leave as fast as you came, no invitation, nowhere to go from hear"
    "I've been wandering around wondering how I got so" - you're so disoriented because of your crush that its all you can think about and you are just going through the motions in your life

    "Fuckin' boring all the sudden so fuckin' scared... I'm not" - your scared about your emotions and how strongly you feel about this girl
    "you'd mean so much more to me if I remembered"
    to0pakon May 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song seems to be about the movie Eternal Sunshine On The Spotless Mind. The main character forgets his love interest and goes back to this boring life. There's also a lot of meaning to Montauk Point in the movie.
    lasthourstandon April 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentany1 hav the lyrics for the second part of the song? some parts i cant make out.
    someguyAKAsliminemon April 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell obviously it is about Eternal Sunshine. It's a fairly unique plot and it's pretty much Joel's narration through song.
    ThreexOveron May 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this it is:

    hey now, overcome your concern about the weather
    and wether or not im still alive
    check the vital signs
    so soft spoken and shy
    never gets high anymore
    did you poison my food, forgive me im a paranoid fool

    ive been lying wide awake paralyzed by the buzzing of the television
    these modern things we know, getting you off
    these modern things we know, getting you off

    haunting us, these different meanings and spectral beings.
    were fighting sleep with broken rust and weaponry
    sing songs softly and low like you want me to hear
    stolen what you cant afford
    ?????? breathing for

    ive been lying wide awake paralyzed by the buzzing of the television
    these modern things we know, getting you off
    these modern things we know, getting you off


    something id never said....
    Speak so softly
    (something that i cant understand)
    stolen what you cant afford
    ??????? breathing for
    something i could never said

    (all of the last sounds are mixed)

    Lyrics might not be correct so suggest opinions.
    About the meaning, it sounds to me like boredom, not excited of doing anything, nothing caugh my eyes now....however, this song is one of the best in the entire album.
    rogeroon May 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYah, this song is completely about Eternal Sunshine. I guess the thought was just interesting enough to write a song about. Beautifully done. And I like how the song was rightly named "Meet Me In Montauk," the infamous quote from the movie I will never forget.
    RippedPaper13on June 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwords in * * means i corrected it

    *we're* fighting sleep with *broken, rusted* weaponry

    *words that muffle, beating* for
    (at least it sounds like "beating" to me)

    as for the mixed part where the guy above couldnt understand its because the singer says "speak so softly" backwards throughout that whole part of the song so it sounds like he is saying something else
    someguyAKAsliminemon July 15, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Leave as fast as you came.
    Without a sound.
    Nothing to ruffle your edges.
    I've been wandering around making up movies in my head-so we say dont let it go.
    Let me try and pull out pride.
    I already forget how i used to feel about you.
    Leave as fast as you came,
    No invitation.
    Nowhere to go from hear.
    I've been wandering around, wondering how i got so.
    Fucking bored all the sudden.
    so fucking scared.. Im not.
    Youd mean so much more to me if i remembered."
    circamysaosinon November 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah, Eternal sunshine is my favorite movie, and these guys must be obsessed with the film too, because not only is this song about the film, but the song title "wish resign" comes from the Alexander Pope said in the film.
    "How happy is the blameless Vestal's lost!
    The world forgetting, by the world forgot:
    Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
    Each prayer accepted, and each wish resign'd."

    and the line "You mean so much more to me
    You mean so much more, If I remember" definitely refers to the erasing process in the movie.
    and so much more.
    bendxtoxsquaresxon December 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh how I love Eternal Sunshine.
    & Circa.

    Such a great reference, right on point.
    sx edgeon January 12, 2006   Link

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