If I act like I own the place it’s because I do
You put strikes through your zeros
And you go faster than signs aid you to
You see my left side is my strong side
And it’s pumping the song of a long night
And a chorus for this weekend
This is for you and them

I’ve got 76 inches and 88 keys
To get me where I want to be
It’s not enough

But now please cover these keys
Because I am putting shame to porcelain
I can’t just breathe now
Cause I’m loosing the battle between thick and thin
So many nouns and so many hateful things
You directed to them
These lines are from you in case you forgot
Because I already know you do

I’ve got 76 inches and 88 keys
To get me where I want to be
It’s not enough

This is cruelty in melody
This is the bouclé I never gave
Now this conversation is over
So grab that cell phone and do it quick
You gotta look busy
You gotta look more important than me

I’ve got 76 inches and 88 keys
To get me where I want to be
It’s not enough


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    General Commentgood song, great band. enough said.
    ifoundyourstaron January 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti just noticed that his 'left side' is mentioned in both this song and "Teasing to Please". probably no significance. humm *shrug*. however, i must say that this is another great one by these guys.
    mlk1708on February 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentat first i thought this song might be about typing a letter to someone because hes talking about keys. but then i dont think theres 88 keys on a keyboard and i dont know where the 76 inches comes in at so i think i was wrong....
    under_pressure_1990on March 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentat first i thought this song might be about typing a letter to someone because hes talking about keys. but then i dont think theres 88 keys on a keyboard and i dont know where the 76 inches comes in at so i think i was wrong....
    under_pressure_1990on March 01, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"I’ve got 76 inches and 88 keys
    To get me where I want to be"

    I think what he's trying to do is compare a situation he had to playing the piano.
    janetisal0seron March 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment2 scenarios:
    If I act like I own the place it’s because I do
    [At his house]
    You put strikes through your zeros
    And you go faster than signs aid you to
    Strike - needle in the speedometer: driving faster]
    You see my left side is my strong side
    And it’s pumping the song of a long night
    And a chorus for this weekend
    This is for you and them
    [left side: The side where ur heart is, and you drive in the left side of a car] [pumping Song of a long night, and a chorus for weekend = A fight at night, and seems like its expected at the weekend too so he decided to just drive off in frustration]


    I’ve got 76 inches and 88 keys
    To get me where I want to be
    It’s not enough
    [2nd scenario: This person wants to make a living out of playing the the piano. 88 keys, and i believe 76 inches is just a way to show his motivation, yet his girlfriend doesnt seem itll work out and he's wasting his time playing]

    But now please cover these keys
    Because I am putting shame to porcelain
    [He cant take it anymore, shes always criticizing him, so he gives up on the piano]
    I can’t just breathe now
    Cause I’m loosing the battle between thick and thin
    [He hates it that, only 'casue of her, he gave up something he could be awesome at, but she never gave him a supporting word]
    So many nouns and so many hateful things
    You directed to them
    [Again, her non-support of him playing piano]
    These lines are from you in case you forgot
    Because I already know you do
    [Guess he wrote a song about this to her, in case she forgets what she did that ruined his dream]

    I’ve got 76 inches and 88 keys
    To get me where I want to be
    It’s not enough
    [Read above]

    This is cruelty in melody
    This is the bouclé I never gave
    [The song he wrote, about the unfairness and how the she doesnt deserve anything from him :bouclé:"]
    Now this conversation is over
    So grab that cell phone and do it quick
    You gotta look busy
    You gotta look more important than me
    [They're over, and now she cant see what she did wrong, so shes trying to make herself look more sophisticated then him]

    Wow...hope i didnt go on too much here. The excess of too much time and boredum =]
    I’ve got 76 inches and 88 keys
    To get me where I want to be
    It’s not enough
    aplc4mieadon March 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe left side = the side your heart is on
    waitingforsundayon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou see my left side is my strong side
    And it’s pumping the song of a long night
    And a chorus for this weekend
    This is for you and them

    I agree with everything there except maybe this:
    left side is where the heart is and the heart is pumping the song meaning this is coming from his mindset after a long night, and a chorus for what's to come (piano is not enough to get him there) this is for the girl and the other people who said so
    TheGooman7on April 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe is now feeling that the piano isn't enough for him to make it;; no one is supporting him in going towards his dream. && he is starting to believe them.
    considermeweakon April 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentagain with the left side referance.
    Meghanx13on May 19, 2006   Link

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