It seems like I'm in danger
Distracted by all that I see
And even the nodding strangers
Can tell what is happening to me

Well, the boats we ride
Have been leaking lately
And the tunnel of frozen time
Has been increasing greatly

There's a knot in my throat
And the arrow flies close
Closer all the time
Closer all the time

Close the windows, stop the yawning
As the world grows weary of me
I cast off this sense of belonging
And slip into memory

Then to my friends, I'll be gone
And they'll gather and put me away
I hope Jeff will sing me a song
And everyone else will play

There's a knot in my throat
And the arrow flies close
Closer all the time
Closer all the time


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    General Commentit was written when he thought he had a brain tumor =o but i love this song, its one of my favoritess
    armsaimedatthe_sunon May 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the guy is singing about an eminent departure. As time progresses, he starts to notice that not much time is left. As a final note, I like how Jeff from NMH sings to "I hope Jeff will sing me a song"
    TBeasleyon July 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentExcellent song, and I also love hearing Jeff's voice in this. Funny that he sang along recently at a concert in NYC.
    dihnekison October 14, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfucking amazing song, love the jeff part. saw it live, and scott spillane of NMH/gerbils filled in jeff's part. great shit.
    dihnekison September 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti thought this song was about having suicidal thoughts. "It seems like I'm in danger
    Distracted by all that I see
    And even the nodding strangers
    Can tell what is happening to me"

    that seems like it's about feeling mentally unstable/insane, and the paranoia that can come with those feelings.
    deerMAUSon August 28, 2011   Link

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