"Born on the Cusp" as written by and Andrew Kenny....
So you're born on the cusp
Or it's a run of bad luck
But it's bigger than us
It's bigger than love

And it's underhanded
You never feel it
You never look back
You never look back
You never look back

You never look back

What's in the cart
You never look back
You never look back
And it's bigger than us
It's bigger than love
Oh it must be I know
'Cause it always wins
And it always wins
It always wins
It always wins
It always wins

Lyrics submitted by edemaomega, edited by csomez569

"Born on the Cusp" as written by Andrew Kenny

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    General CommentThe fifth line is questionable, so if anyone knows what it is, the help would be accepted.

    Anyway, this is my new fav. song of the month. It just as a mellow and understandable vibe that makes The American Analog Set great.
    edemaomegaon September 11, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Orates a run of bad luff"? Sounds more like "Or it's a run of bad luck" to me... and I believe the fifth line is "And it's underhanded."

    Great song.
    ghotistixon September 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMany thanks
    edemaomegaon September 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree this song is amazing. it is in the vein of other classic AMANSET songs like Kindness of Strangers with that amazing fucking wacking thing (vibraphone I think)

    i have a correction though, I'm pretty sure the first first begins:

    what's in the car?
    a CD-R

    since this is a sort of romantic song, CD-R makes sense because it could be a mix CD or something that one lover made for the other.
    themolotovon February 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its about the experience after breaking up with your significant other. it comes from the viewpoint that love never works out for you, and you still have feelings for the person and try to not look back on it, but those feelings always do win over. the cd-r part relates well because half of my music is from my ex that gave it too me.
    bobby the dolton October 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell. If any of you know anything about astrology. well anyways, i'm a big astrology freak. And if you are born on the cusp you are born within a few days of when the sun sign is changing to another sun sign. Like i am born on feb 16th which is aquarius, yet, it changes to pisces on feb 18th, i am a few days from being a pisces, which makes me born on the cusp of aquarius. If you are born on the cusp, i'm an aquarius yet i have pisces tendencies. So i believe when the artist is talking about this girl being born on the cusp, is perhaps she's moody, like she changes frequently....in other words she's kind of a mess.
    deceitfulxvanityon April 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthat is an interesting concept!! the astrology,
    slinkstersarson May 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI partly agree with Deceitful.
    In English History, there was a huge fashion for astrology a few centuries ago, and the term "Born on the Cusp" was used often to describe someone who was moody or depressive. It was kind of a joke about how the stars were used to explain everything, like illness and stuff like that.

    If you think about it in that context, this song would be perfect to describe someone (his girlfriend) who suffered from depression.
    Especially the "It's bigger than us, it's bigger than love" part, as you'll know if you've ever been manic depressive. As much as you want to make a relationship work, it's always going to be too hard, because depressed people are completely involved in their depression before anything else.

    Also the line "Or it's a run of bad luck" ... you do try to find excuses when your life isn't going the way you planned, because you're too low to help yourself.

    And the fifth and sixth lines explain how when you're depressed, you can't ever remember being happy. It just feels like you're in a black hole, and the only thing you can feel is what you're currently going through.

    Anyway ... just a theory.
    amyasfarsighton June 06, 2007   Link
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    General Comment..... Cusp ... between the zodiac signs and places where we call home.
    If we can compare the groud as the sky, so we are definitely the stars.
    erocoon November 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYa, so the fifth line is "and it's underhanded" and the "cd-r" part is "a scene of the art," and it's "Oh its a run of bad luck" and finally, "It must be unknown." The band has almost all of their lyrics on their website.

    P.S. I have listened to the song a thousand times and I still get chills every time from the third "you never look back"
    naccaon January 02, 2008   Link

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