"Stumble" as written by and Peter Buck Bill Berry....
There's a secret stigma reaping wheel.
Diminish a carnival of sorts.
Chronic town poster torn reaping wheel.
Stranger stranger to these parts.

Gentlemen don't get caught cages under cage. Gentlemen don't get caught
Boxcars (are pulling) out of town. Boxcars (are pulling) out of town.
Boxcars (are pulling) out of town.

(repeat 1st verse and chorus)

Cages under cages under cages under cage.
Cages under, cages under, cages under cage.

(repeat chorus)

There's a secret stigma, reaping wheel.
Stranger, stranger to these parts.
Chronic town, poster torn, reaping wheel.
Diminish, stranger.

(repeat chorus)


Lyrics submitted by Stoney, edited by adzre, quamp

"Stumble" as written by Peter Buck Bill Berry

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    General CommentLyrics do not speak to me in this song, but the melody does, I agree w/ "All is a Dream" and no idea what APT means, other than apartment. My only stab at the lyrics is "we'll stumble through the yard" could mean anything from a metaphor about stumbling through life as best you can...to some specific event - not sure.
    adzreon March 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreally happy no one commented here. pure rubbish.
    farmer44on January 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI presume you mean the lyrics. Yes, the lyrics are garbage, and in the early days they were supposed to be, but I love the actual tune here. I love the distinctive, jangly guitar work from Peter Buck and the quality drumming from Bill Berry. The whole thing works for me and I love it! :)
    All Is Dreamon March 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhat the fuck does A P T stand for?
    heymama94on January 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThese are not the lyrics to "Stumble" in any way, these are the lyrics to another song on "Chronic Town" album, called "Carnival of Sorts (boxcars)".
    adzreon June 26, 2016   Link

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