to set the scene we're lying here
the night sky is woken up by intruding lights
and the sound of cannons
we drove downtown for this
and we love our country just enough
to set off explosions
the humidity os getting to me
but i'm content
the insects they nibble away at our skin
as our bodies touch and twist
your pressed collar and pencil thin lips
your smile is strained and you're waiting
for a kiss that just won't come
now we're back at your place
we rely on stale dialogue
i ruined what could have been long ago
what i need tonight doesn't matter now
so i watch you collapse and fold yourself into the bed
while your hair it laps against the pillow case
like the tide on the shore
now the bridges will take me over the bay
over and under and further away
to places that i've never been
to white washed oceans where it's too cold to swim


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    General Commenti think this is describing some dream, a perfect dream, or a place that is shared between two people.

    just a guess =)
    ellie117on June 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdescribing a date on Fouth of July?
    "and we love our country just enough
    to set off explosions"

    and maybe they're in te friend zone, and they both want things to go further, but they dont realize thats what the other person wants too.

    story of my life.
    i love this.
    chelseeaahon April 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow.
    This is a sweet song.
    It's well, obviously, about sex.

    How the couple cant communicate any other way besides sex..

    Brilliant.
    Greendaybeanfiendon May 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWow.
    This is a sweet song.
    It's well, obviously, about sex.

    How the couple cant communicate any other way besides sex..

    Brilliant.
    Greendaybeanfiendon May 18, 2007   Link

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