"I'll Sink Manhattan" as written by and John S./flansburgh Linnell....
I'll sink Manhattan
Right under the sea
I'll find the sweetest spot to watch
As it goes away

You were so happy
With the things that you said
Like, "He's my lower half," you laughed
But you're going to cry

A river of tiny tears flow from your crocodile eyes
Too late to apologize, I say, as flood waters rise

I'll sink Manhattan
I'll sacrifice friends
I think they'd understand my plan
I'll never be sure

I've got a message
So before I get through
I'll find your answering machine
And I'll sink it first

Burn your forget-me-nots
Admit that true love can die
No, I won't apologize, my love, just kiss me goodbye


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"I'll Sink Manhattan" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General Commenthe sounds bitter, probably a song about being dumpped.

    "tiny tears" = tiny heart, also croc. tears indicates that theres no emotion behind it.
    Side note - (In greek legends all the heroes wepped great tears everytime something bad happened, there was none of that BS macho crap you see in Troy or Sparta, all the heros had big hearts and wernt afraid to show it)

    "hes my lower half" = she sounds like a real ***, refering to him as inferior.

    "I’ll sacrifice friends" = if hes willing to sacrafice so much just to get back at her he probably had to sacrafice alot over the course of the relationship.

    pretty silly.
    carseron April 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentInteresting rhyme scheme in the third line of the three-line stanzas.

    SPOT to WATCH
    HALF you LAUGH
    underSTAND my PLAN
    answerING maCHINE
    Patrykon October 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlso it's "As floodwaters rise" not "As floodwater dries".
    Patrykon October 06, 2010   Link

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