One last vein to poke made it too dark to see this
Scenery slips then line up to go in the ground and leave us
So repeat this till I'm sick and I won't feed this
To my little girl who kept me in this world to beat this
As a little kid taught to follow Jesus
Get to the front of the line I'm bein' lead by elitists
So when I speak words that I don't mean
It's like I'm only in a cloud to wonder what serene is
Unable to wake and delete the reasons
Or be the same bed I made up to sleep with demons
Whether sick sane of a pattern repeated
If I spit pain I knew how to relieve it
If at sixteen I had started to treat it
Till my shit change whether or not I would need it
To trace back to the face before the fetus
If the departure was wrong from the gate then she is

Trigger finger itch
The son of a snitch
I'm the rat's favorite son
Last to pal and cut
Slit to bleed the rust
By the last heart I've won
We roll under covers waiting
I've tied off a limb debating
If all of the names forsaken
Spell out what I'm takin'
Watching the skin pop

I would do anything to
Tell you why I've been late to
Fix up my head and escape to
Where I can rest my eyes

The sun says wake up with a beam in my eyes
Clutchin' the bed like she's still by my side part of me died
Even when I prescribed still just to be ostracized
'Cuz she don't really know if she wants to ride or drive
While no nooses long enough to hang my excuses
Whether I'm dead, gun to my head, or reclusive
The end is close almost no need for money
Yet when I wished for death nobody took my life from me
If I cannot see what's right in front of me
And the lights on there still wouldn't be enough to leave
I fixed me when I broke the aggression
But I'm still attracted to my beautiful depression
If I felt emotions I learned to suppress 'em
Till I'm ready to sleep I'll have found a place to rest then
No thanks to angst I learned my lesson
And can erase the face that can't answer the questions

Trigger finger itch the son of a snitch
I'm the rat's favorite son
And by the time I'm back
That heart that beats so black
Let it shine like his gun
We roll under covers waiting
I've tied off a limb debating
If all of the names forsaken
Spell out what I'm taking
Watching the skin pop





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    General CommentMan, this song gives me chills.

    I interpreted these lines:
    "The sun says wake up with a beam in my eyes
    Clutchin' the bed like she's still by my side part of me died
    Even when I prescribed still just to be ostracized
    'Cuz she don't really know if she wants to ride or drive"

    As the sun being hope. It's clutching the bed like it's still by his side even though so many bad things have happened to him. Part of him died from the tears of it still lingering even through impossible situations. He prescribed to it--he took it in, but still he was put down by others. It hasn't yet made the decision if it will push him--drive-- or just be by his side as a light at the end of the tunnel.

    I might just be reaching, though.

    The line "I've tied off a limb debating" Is so real to me, because even though I'm not a herion addict, I have an addiction and I know just how that moment where you're fighting to stay clean but have that voice in your mind pushing you to comit the habit feels. It's sung with such heartbreaking preciseness.
    Realityon May 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't stop listening to this song. It is about Cage growing up in the drug culture, his abusive father, and his own drug problems. I like Darryl from Glassjaws' vocals on this track, but the real gem is RJD2's production.
    1218eighty-twoon February 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRJD2 is the fucking man. 'Nuff said. Ok, well maybe not. Cage and Darryl are the fucking shit too.
    seedlesstomon February 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song.
    I listen to it all the time.
    snoochieboochieson September 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song goes further than Cage just talking about his life. I think He is also puttin reference and comparisons to Donnie Darko and the rabbit in his psychosis. Cage lets out a lot about his life in this songs and how he feels about things. As well as Cage Expressing his own life I think Daryl Palumbo is as well. about his Crohns disease and the medications he had to take for it as well as his childhood.
    ProFoundon December 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think your giving daryl too much credit on that one.
    It sounds obvious that he is singing about Cage and his father in the first lines.

    "Trigger finger itch
    The son of a snitch
    I'm the rat's favorite son"
    thew_maticon February 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment@ Reality:

    "The sun says wake up with a beam in my eyes
    Clutchin' the bed like she's still by my side part of me died
    Even when I prescribed still just to be ostracized
    'Cuz she don't really know if she wants to ride or drive"

    I think he's describing his struggle dealing with his girlfriend's death. Listen to "Subtle Art of the Break Up Song"
    Barqson September 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI swear Palumbo's accent throws off the chorus, because it doesn't sound as if he's saying son...but I don't know.
    L_Migraineon January 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBetter yet, he's not even saying "rat's favorite son" (probably make sense). I'm listening to the song right now and he's saying "last favorite son". It sounds like rat if you're not paying attention to Palumbo's accent, but he's definitely saying last.
    L_Migraineon June 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhitelightning: It's clearly "part of me died." even if you're allleged friend allegedly wrote this (which i seriously doubt), he says part of me died.

    Migraine: He is saying "rat's favorite son." In street slang, a snitch is a rat. "This son of a snitch, I'm the rat's favorite son."

    Bargs: Nice pickup on the gf thing.

    And RJD2's production is phenomenal on this track. Although I feel Polumbo's hook is great also, I find his harmony track behind the hook to be slightly off or something. Regardless, it's one of the best songs on the disc IMHO
    grakehillzon August 06, 2008   Link

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