Didn't I know you, mystery man?
Strange as all new thoughts on impotence.

All I want are windows
It wouldn't be the first time.

Didn't I, didn't I know you?
Didn't I, didn't I know you, didn't I know you?
All along, all we've been given is the ugliest tidings.
All along, we've been a mess.
Now quick dilation is the only chance we have left.

A stranger's just someone that you've forgotten.
How will we know if we've met before or done this dance,
Mystery man?

Didn't I, didn't I know you?
Didn't I, didn't I know you, didn't I know you?
All along, all we've been given is the ugliest tidings.
All along, we've been a mess.
Now quick dilation is the only chance we have left.


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    General CommentI may be crazy, but this seems like yet another reference to "Eternal Sunshine". It seems very much like how Clementine reacted to Joel after the 'memory wipe'. (Albeit a bit more polite.)
    vertigo100on August 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnthony Green has commented that this song was written about the current lead singer of Saosin, Cove Reber. After Green had heard the new recording of his demo "I Can Tell... (There Was An Accident Here Earlier)" with Cove Reber on vocals, it felt like he was listening to the ghost of his former self -- since Reber's voice is very similar to Green's -- hence, "Didn't I know you?" and "A stranger's just someone that you've forgotten. How will we know if we've met before or done this dance, Mystery man?".

    However, Green has also admitted that Juturna is indeed based on the plot and of "Enternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", but with his life in mind.
    thebeardon August 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti have to go with what thebeard had commented,
    i heard that ant was pretty amazed how closely
    coves voice resembled his

    but it does also sound like eternal sunshine for the
    spotless mind.

    pretty fascinating
    xfictionweliveeon December 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit could be from eternal sunshine. at the beginning joel and clementine are in a train and she wants to get tto know him. then she says "hi" and joel answers "oh, hello" ... "didn't i know you" is also from this scene. though it is also possible that it is from the scenes after the memory wipe.
    danisonfireon March 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"quick dialation is the only chance we have left" ??
    cocainewhite...xon August 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"quick dialation is the only chance we have left""

    that line makes me think of drugs...cause your eyes dilate when you do certain drugs...yaa so i dunno its' like what they depend on or something. i dunno.
    RuthLesson August 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know it's a concept album, but I think it's based on if Anthony was Jim Carey in ESOSP. And how much the movie relates with real life, and how sometimes it would be easier just to wipe the person you love from your mind
    aaron_grahamon August 24, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"quick dialation is the only chance we have left""
    defnitly makes me think or heroin or cocaine
    aaron_grahamon August 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits eternal sunshine. no question. if you havent seen the movie watch it, this will all click
    emfizzle147on September 24, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"A stranger's just someone that you've forgotten."

    That one line basically makes me thing its about eternal sunshine of the spotless mind. Im not gonna ruin the movie but watch it and figure it out if you havent :) Im sure you true circa survive fans have seen it though.
    jdotpon December 25, 2006   Link

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