It all depends on what you're after
Write out the notes measure for measure
Not your favorite instrument
But no less essential

You need some time time to perfect it
I need some wine but it isn't noon yet
What's the use in arguing
If it's not to see who wins

Make your voice an instrument
Pick out a good note
Play it as loud as you can

I need a drink
Some time to think it over
Man, it's getting heavy in here
Could you play the five chord
Please and thank you

Say please and thank you



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    General CommentA really unique Bazan song, and a really light song for such a dark album. It's slowly becoming one of my favorites.
    fewerbrokenpieceson January 12, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationthis song is supposedly written about itunes. more specifically, the itunes store. they wanted to sell the full album for 9.99 but they needed one more song, thus mr bazan wrote about writing.
    getoutofthepoolon February 09, 2010   Link

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