I counted on my private Altamont
Trusted it all along, but now I'm on my way
We left the house, your fingers in my mouth
Stacked crooked all along, but now I'm on my way
Stacked crooked all along, but now I'm on my way
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

The folks left me the red light of the hours
I tried to imagine it, I couldn't imagine it
The vantage falling from the ivory tower
I tried to imagine it, I couldn't imagine it

You clicked and tossed your cryptic crossword locks
You then abandoned talks, and now it's hard to say
Why we would wait in smoke and mirror states
Stacked crooked all along, but now I'm on my way
Stacked crooked all along, but now I'm on my way
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

The folks left me the red light of the hours
I tried to imagine it, I couldn't imagine it
The vantage falling from the ivory tower
I tried to imagine it, I couldn't imagine it

Do not, do not deny me, deny my right to feel
Do not, do not deny me my Achilles heel
Do not, do not deny my attention to detail
Do not, do not deny me, the clicking of the heels
Do not, do not deny me, deny my right to feel
Do not, do not deny me my Achilles heel
Do not, do not deny my attention to detail
Do not, do not deny me, the clicking of the heels



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Stacked Crooked song meanings
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    General Comment"Altamont" Speedway was the location of the infamous Rolling Stones concert in '69 where an audience member was knifed to death by a member of the Hell's Angels (who were hired by the Stones as security) - it was suggested the audience member was holding a handgun. The event has long been associated with the end of the 60s love and peace era.

    I suspect Carl is using the phrase "private Altamont" to refer to a personal "end-of-an-era" moment.
    RogerRyanon June 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHere are the actual lyrics:

    I counted on my private Altamont
    Trusted it all along, but now I'm on my way
    We left the house, your fingers in my mouth
    Stacked crooked all along, but now I'm on my way
    Stacked crooked all along, but now I'm on my way
    Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
    Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
    Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

    The folks left me the red light of the hours
    I tried to imagine it, I couldn't imagine it
    The vantage falling from the ivory tower
    I tried to imagine it, I couldn't imagine it

    You clicked and tossed your cryptic crossword locks
    You then abandoned talks, and now it's hard to say
    Why we would wait in smoke and mirror states
    Stacked crooked all along, but now I'm on my way
    Stacked crooked all along, but now I'm on my way
    Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
    Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
    Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

    The folks left me the red light of the hours
    I tried to imagine it, I couldn't imagine it
    The vantage falling from the ivory tower
    I tried to imagine it, I couldn't imagine it

    Do not, do not deny me, deny my right to feel
    Do not, do not deny me my Achilles heel
    Do not, do not deny my attention to detail
    Do not, do not deny me, the clicking of the heels
    Do not, do not deny me, deny my right to feel
    Do not, do not deny me my Achilles heel
    Do not, do not deny my attention to detail
    Do not, do not deny me, the clicking of the heels

    I think it's about the disappointment over a failed romance, and then moving on. One of their best songs!
    Ava04on November 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery mammas and the papas-esque absolutely love it
    daneoon December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love it
    thetaste_ofinkon January 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan't get enough of it. How awesome is the trumpet part?
    CharlatanSinon March 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about a guy picking up a prostitute.
    mattymeeon March 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentremeniscent of Armenia, City in the Sky by The Who.
    mr samsoniteon June 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not quite sure what this song means, but it has a lot of personal meaning to me. The final chorus, especially can be taken to mean something personal to the listener.
    thetownhaloon June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"The clicking of the heels" reference ends the album in an astonishing and bright manner.

    The entire song contains an ongoing theme of journeying towards where? I'm not sure; however, I would guess that the destination is the protagonist's significant other's concession of love.
    auguruson August 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits not entirely clear to me but , yeah the prostitute idea seems plausible...'red light of the hours', 'your fingers in my mouth' 'I counted on my private out to mount'...

    totally best part: the ending!

    Do not, do not deny me
    Deny my right to feel
    Do not, do not deny me
    My Achilles heel
    Do not, do not deny my
    Attention to detail
    Do not, do not deny me
    The clicking of the heels

    if we are thinkin along whore lines here, then it could be about the guy falling for this prostitute and she's not havin it...she's denying his right to have feelings for her. 'achilles heel': she's his weakness
    not sure about the rest.


    peace
    deadeyeduckon September 25, 2006   Link

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