Let me through
Paper in fist
Jessica numbers
Tell me if we're clear
Write me a star
Just tape a letter to the door

This thing is your mission
The lone-wishing condition

Brave
Under the war
Jessica numbers
To the wall
Slip through
Ever the thief
Is posed to hero
But we'll see

This thing is your mission
The lone-wishing condition

Push me through
Counting the miles
Measuring all my shadows by
Old star
Shifting to red
Just tape the numbers to the bed
Head-tripping on the sadness
As it passes
As word across
The window frost
And now
Starting to fear
The kicking year
At last, yes
Something worth
Keeping an eye on

Let me through
Paper in fist
Jessica numbers
Give me this
Let's fall, look where we land
Just like the answer on my hand

This thing is your mission
The lone-wishing condition

This thing is your mission
The lone-wishing condition

Jessica numbers
Are due



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    General CommentNo idea what this song means. But god damn is it catchy.
    The_Variableon December 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is the best new pornographers song!
    Statbucksbabe28on February 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about getting a girl's phone number (i.e., Jessica's numbers). That's why he says to put the answer on his hand.
    dutch618on February 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSounds like phone numbers to me. In an interesting coincidence, I started dating a girl named Jessica around the time I first heard this song.
    LockeColeon March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen I listen to this I always imagine it to be about some sort of war code, like the name of a real code used in like world war I & II, but I have no idea, and it could just be crazy talking about it..... I seriously have no idea what I'm talking about sometimes :)
    Sweet_Amityon March 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've always gotten the war vibe from this song as well. If you look at the title, it's not "Jessica Numbers", but "The Jessica Numbers" as though it's refering to a group with that given name, I always thought it was the title give to a certain company from a war.
    Rosalynpaigeon March 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti also have the feeling that its something related to the war.
    dont really know what exactly the song is talking about though.
    xpinklemonadexon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah and the whole THIS MISSION IS YOUR MISSION....haha idk its a damn good song tho. i love the guitar and all the music in it.
    aisha_08on May 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis thing is your mission*
    aisha_08on May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. On another website, it lists the lyrics to be "Let me through, paper and PISSED" instead of "paper in FIST", but this version with the fist makes more sense. ;)
    Lost the Ploton June 28, 2006   Link

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