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you look so ready to kill me
with your bosses saw
Mendocino, Klamath, Siskiyou, Shasta
a wasp will find its way into your
pointless life
its stinger will sting you away
this where I live
dripping and marked from your paint
Jesus is wondering if even He can love you
oh this is where I live
a pox upon your house
(a nuthatch will never bow)
(a crossbill will never bow)
will you turn me to money?
will I shat my poison egg in your mouth?
signed with my conifer blood
this plastic coffin always in the shade of
your sickening daughters and
your idiotic hobbler wife
this is where I live
community college is waiting for them



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    General Commentif you havent seen the video for this, look it up on youtube. a story of domestic violence and revenge told via barbie dolls. crucial.
    adamndirtyshameon October 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought it was "idiotic howling wife"
    scrimshawon February 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIs this song being written from the perspective of a tree about to be felled? It sounds pretty wacky, but put the lyrics together: the singer is waiting to be killed with a saw, he's been marked with paint and has conifer blood. I'd agree with Coow's interpretation, largely, except that it seems more about nature itself swearing revenge (by means of wasp, nuthatch and crossbill) than about Native Americans.
    Hatsoupon June 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is possibly one of the best songs off of "La Foret"
    i love how it is sung. Jamie is amazing.
    gentle?on August 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentexcellent
    yeah one of those best songs off it. have to love that chorus.
    eleanorigbyon January 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmendocino is a headland of california. siskiyou is a county of california. klamath are native american people who inhabit the cascade range of california. shasta is a reservoir of california.
    emergeon March 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan anyone enlighten?
    _ellieon May 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the last line, 'community college is waiting for them', soooo bitchy :D
    nghon September 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm weary about commenting because I don't know anything specific about California's history but I can assume it's similar to Washington's. In reference to emerge's post above I would guess that Jamie's referencing all the land that those Native American's don't live in; their people have been pushed off that land and into the mountain ranges in reservations.

    This song seems like an ode to the ignorant American and their roots in genocide and murder. Now people still believe everything America has done and stands for is beautiful and if someone questions it they are labeled unpatriotic. This is obviously moronic.

    That's just the type of person this song is directed towards.

    "You look so ready to kill me with your boss's saw" is him saying he knows he's white and he feels the tension between Native Americans and Caucasians.
    "This is where I live: dripping and marked from your paint" he will always be in this home that once belonged to someone else. It's been painted over; painted white as the people who took it.

    I think the nuthatch and crossbill never bowing are metaphors for the noble Native American's never bowing or giving their respect to the people who took their land and murdered their people and set up their lives for failure in modern culture.

    A POX UPON THEIR HOUSE!
    Coowon October 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIts about domestic abuse, "you look so ready to kill me, with your bosses saw", the father is stressed at work, comes home and beats up the wife, and tells the little kid who witnesses the abuse that he is so worthless that even jesus cant love him.
    Turkishgoldcamson September 21, 2010   Link

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