"Untitled (Sticks and Stones)" as written by Yannis Barnabas Emanuel Philippakis, James Smith, Jack William Bevan, Edwin Thomas Congreave and Walter James Morrison Gervers....
The gentleman's in the lane
Spinning his hat on a cane
Stepping out, out for change
Good morning all, it's a beautiful day

The generals are winning a war
Seemed suicidal before
You came alone, now
I'll protect you, long as you stay

L.A.
Morning had to come
You'll be walking in the sun
Living in the day
But last night I was about to throw it all away

If patience started a band
I'd be her biggest fan
Look at me, I'm talking to you

I don't want the lead in your play

The star's just a part of the scene
The gentleman in green
Paying off, out on the street
I can't go home, it's not on my way

L.A.
Things are never done
Car's parked in the sun
Living in the day
But last night I was about to throw it all away
Last night I was about to throw it all away
Last night I was about to throw it all away
Last night I was about to throw it all away


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"La [Untitled Track]" as written by Mark Edward Smith Brixe Smith

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    General Commentwell i was surprised these lyrics weren't up until now.

    but anyway, i love the anger in this song, and it's seems like a 'sonnet fuck you' to people trying to catagorize or label him as something, when really no one can really understand him. he just wants to be left alone.

    also, i love "it's forty-five past two"-- sounds like a 2:45 AM referance to me.
    mtolskyon January 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song reminds me of all the times im having boring conversations with people whose opinions I don't wanna know, but I have nothing better to do
    MusicIsMyCrackon February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really think this song is about Margrett middelmen Elliott's ex-manager. its about how she was tring to influence his art and make him stop taking drugs. judging him and trying to make him conforn to his labels dreamworks' wishes. And all the fake rock star assholes that come from being in LA and being signed to a major label.
    imacleighon February 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits deals with his addictions once again. theres more to it than that but if you take a look at the following lines:

    I'm running down to the corner lot
    It's 45 past 2 I almost forgot to show
    I got a date to make with Mr. So-and-So
    After which
    I won't care when you all start to bitch
    And moan about being alone


    2:45 is about drug addiction and if you go to the 2:45 song here on songmeanings a couple people down is someone who points out why it seems that way. but anyways he chooses 2:45 for god knows what reason but we know that the time is linked to addiction. he almost missed a date with mr so and so who is his dealer/connection and once he gets that drug in him nothing matteres hence the part where he says he wont care that all the people are bitching and moaning about being alone.
    the green eyeson August 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh, and this part :
    'well can't you just leave me alone
    you've already thrown all the sticks and stones you had to send my way
    well can't you just leave it at that
    and spare us both the bother cause i just bounce back anyway
    i got nothin' that i want to do
    more than make another sonnet fuck you to play
    whenever you make my life cliche
    so to fit in some little box with the all the labelled shit
    you would say to keep confusion away'

    definitely sounds like he's telling his friends to fuck off.
    rollercoastersonjaon January 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmmchka, such a good song.
    elleonon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmmchka, such a good song.
    elleonon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song isnt called sticks and stones, according to a source close to him this song was still untitled when he passes away. Anyway it's my favorite of the recently leeked unreleased material. Never did he write a song this completely angry at the people in his life before. I think it's tragic this one didnt make the cut for Faboth, such a fantastic song musically and lyrically.
    And you gotta love the 2:45am reference.
    lisalynnon January 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and the anger/emotion that it captures, although I think that the anger. like in many of his Basement songs, is actually targeted at his fans who wait for him on tooth nail to write another brutally painful and beautiful song.

    "sonnet fuck you" is you and me.
    dwabyickon February 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think you guys are generalizing to much.I think this song is simply about how people can be really be annoying and agravating alot of the time and you dont really want them around but they always seem to be.
    Lloydon March 06, 2006   Link

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