"X French T-Shirt" as written by and Hill/larson/wedren/wade....
Say what? You move very fast
I saw you screaming at the top floor
Big window crash, I'm deaf
So what'd you have to do that for? Him?

In giving it up
You chew a little foil
You can't return to us
To us, to us

You chew a little foil
You can't return to what
To what, to what, to what, to

Giving it up and chewing on foil
Have in common?
Bags are packed and out back out

Hold back the road that goes
So that the others may do
That you let me in just to
Pour me down their mouths

Hold back the road that goes
So that the others may do
That you let me in just to
Pour me down their mouths

Hold back the road that goes
So that the others may do
That you let me in just to
Pour me down their mouths


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"X-French Tee Shirt" as written by Craig Wedren Adam Wade

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  • +2
    General CommentI still don't get it. (Suicide? Drugs? Surrealism?) But I love it.

    To quote Rev. Maclean:
    "we can still love them - we can love completely without complete understanding."
    caulton July 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionThis song is timeless, and nearly 20 years after its creation, still possesses the mystique it did the first time i heard it ~1994. To me, at first blush, all those years ago, it had some kind of homo-erotic allure. The line "so that the others may do" tells of something which must be done for others to follow suit. It felt like like some kind of roxy-glam-pop invitation to sexual liberation.

    Upon further introspection I think the song may not have an intrinsic meaning, but simply represents a sort of "holding open the door" for people who otherwise might be affronted by this song/band's unusual style. I know, as a sort of armchair rock-historian, that there have been few bands so daring and so true to the sound that wanted to emerge from within, whether the creator wanted it or not. This band handled it with elegance and grace seldom, if ever, seen.
    teradymeon March 24, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLast 3 minutes of this song are awesome.
    FaaipDeOaidon August 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've only ever heard the Incubus cover of this but it's beautiful...
    Zytheon April 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is brilliant. No idea what it's about! :)
    reiko7176on January 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationWhat DO giving it up and chewing on foil have in common?
    j-play. I totally get it, Craig.
    triceratopson July 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot sure, but maybe this is a song about a guy that experimented with homosexuality. the fool around some, become friends and then the guy goes back to his old friends and makes fun of gay ppl or the band....
    *shrugs...who knows? anyone
    obliviousion May 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really think this is about being cheated on and leaving that person that cheated on you. Not saying this is the correct interpretation, but you can fit the lyrics into that context.
    isatakon January 08, 2014   Link

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