Sample:
Please have mercy on me
Please have a little mercy on me

Slug:
Whacha gonna do?
Slam doors, break a glass?
Maybe pass out on the kitchen floor with your naked ass
She still makes time to hate me
But basically, I'm overbooked - no emotional vacancy
Complacency seems so simple
Like fuck it, let me be the one you fight and call Mr. Right
It's an addiction, bound to stick around
'Cause a junkie won't bounce till he hits the ground

These drugs ain't as good as we wish they were
This buzz doesn't keep us from missing her
That love that built all of this emphasis
Built enough guilt to kill Electra and Oedipus
It's easier to leave it there
Each time I see your tears
Makes me need a beer to relieve the fear
I wanna keep a clear sky
And fly away like a meteor outta here
Maybe next year I'll reappear

Chorus:
I say hey there
We don't play fair
I can't stay here
I hope you take care

Sample:
Circles all around me
Day by day

Slug:
Sometimes you make me feel like such a prick
That even I'm convinced that I'm the one who's sick
You can fuss and bitch, you can cut your wrists
Or you can choke on that blood from the tongue you bit
And when you acted up, you better believe I blessed you back
I got a fuckin' fan base that can attest to that
I'm returning this bleeding hearts club membership card
'Cause I want no motherfucking part of it

We're just two dogs on all fours
It's a tug of war for who loves you more
Blame it on tours, or locked bathroom doors
Or maybe it's cause my voice was louder than yours
And I'll be damned if I do this for forever
Everybody looking at me like I don't know better
Instead I gotta run if I'm ever gonna forget her
Cause I've always been a go-getter

Chorus:
I say hey there
We don't play fair
I can't stay here
I hope you take care

Sample:
Circles all around me
Day by day

Slug:
And now I got a head full of better off dead
I followed down them steps and slept in the wrong bed
If I had a breath of self-respect left
I'd set fire to the box spring to help it catch wreck
Let these ashes represent the mattress
Director left the set, but nobody told the actors
So she's still acting as if we scheduled a practice
And my soundtrack is compromising her theatrics

Bridge:
You remind me of me
It's not a compliment, get your song on
Who you trying to be?
Got no tolerance left for drama
Cause you would like to go free
Jump off the fence, let your claws out
You remind me of me
Run from all of them til they all gone

Slug:
Then, here we go ahead with my threats to leave
Like I ever left a she who wouldn't let me breathe
Instead I kept it deep it enough to get you to believe
That I'm incapable of escaping and setting you free
Well, I'ma open up that map and see the nation
Call it vocation, call it a vacation
You can find me at the airport waiting
Or maybe I'll be chain smoking down at the train station
With the pose of a mack and my clothes in a sack
Gotta go, and I don't know when I'll be back
Get my last pay check, smash and make steps
Gone on the run with Kool G rap in the tape deck

Sample:
Please have mercy on me
Please have a little mercy on me

Chorus:
I say hey there
We don't play fair
I can't stay here
I hope you take care

Sample:
Circles all around me
Day by day


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    General Commentfirst to comment... this song is great. the video is good too. slug looks HOTT in it. :)
    diamondprincss02on May 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, slug looks really good. and i mean REALLY good. but um, i love this song and i love atmosphere and i can't wait to go see them at the loft. :)
    theblissfultoneson May 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentinsane
    Pennon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttheres so much going on in this song. i really like it a lot.

    "troubles all around me, day by day"

    i love that part in between everything else.

    i think its pretty easy to understand, but id like to see some people discuss it more.

    i see it about the end of a relationship, and he still misses her, despite everything and he cant stay with her for some reason, but it seems like he can move on easier but shes still clinging on.

    my favorite part:
    "Director left the set, but nobody told the actors
    So she's still acting as if we scheduled a practice
    And my soundtrack is compromising her theatrics "

    and this:
    "I'm returning this bleeding hearts club membership card
    'Cause I want no motherfucking part of it"
    earlymorningon November 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song! I want to see the video so bad! atmosphere always has the best lyrics.
    rmjoh992on March 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh yeah and it's troubles all around me day by day not circles.
    rmjoh992on March 08, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I'm returning this bleeding hearts club membership card"
    he's referring to the song "bleeding hearts club" he did with P.O.S. He seems to be saying POS is mad at him because Slug did better than him
    SnowlessSummeron September 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think that he's saying that P.O.S. is jealous or mad at him, seeing as P.O.S. is on Rhymesayers, Atmosphere's record label.
    nowayjosexon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHmm....I love this song, even though my interpretation is probably far off from what Slug intended

    Basically I think it's about jealousy.

    and how because Slug is indifferent to her outbursts (breaking glasses and whatnot, her attempts to make him jealous, get his attention).

    He wants nothing to do with this person he used to think as a friend/lover because he sees her as someone who is constantly bringing him down. She wants him to hurt, and she wants him to feel jealous of her, but Slug's over it...mostly

    I'm just really feeling this song because it reminds me of a friend of mine who plays this game of drama and jealousy..."Sometimes you make me feel like such a prick /That even I'm convinced that I'm the one who's sick.."

    and lately I've been thnking about parting ways with this friend, which Slug does in this song.
    "I'm returning this bleeding hearts club membership card
    'Cause I want no motherfucking part of it"

    well there's my two cents.
    circustricks_on October 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfav line, I'm overbooked - no emotional vacancy.. genuis
    xximmortal1xxon May 18, 2009   Link

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