Wishful eyes
Fill this room up with the spirit of your pride
So that all the world can hear it go in vain
Oh, once again I'm cracked and empty, leaking
Trip into the drain, wait, I can explain
Inside myself that I am seeking

Little smiles
Every moment brings another wasted mile
Between everything and everything I need
Get up to leave, for the time has come for leaving
And if it don't succeed, we'll just bury all beliefs
That we could escape this empty evening

Someone take control of me
I am spinning in infinity
With my life its going endlessly from control
Take off your clothes for the time has come for sleeping
Because everybody knows the world continues though
Whether or not you're still breathing

Little child
I discovered you and hold you till good-bye
Just to punch you in the face with nothing more
Then what all my anger bore
Its little head it started screaming
That we’ve heard this all before
So just open up the door
And fill your mouth with freedom’s feeling

But someone take control of me
I am trudging with my infantry
With my army and my enemies taking hold
Take off your clothes for the time has come for sleeping
Because everybody knows the world continues though
Whether or not you're still breathing


Lyrics submitted by jawbreaker8996, edited by JezLucas

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    General CommentFYI, this song continues:

    All I really wanted
    Was to be in your body
    I really wanna be in your body
    I wanna be inside you


    He says that over and over again, but he clairified that it's not about sex, it's just about wanting to be in someone's head.
    mongrelcaton June 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentArsehole. That's not 'wishful eyes', that's "Sailing Through". Anyone who says 'FYI' is a complete twat.
    sammy_mendelon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA few corrections:

    "Fill this room up with the spirit of your pride"

    "Trip into the drain"

    "And if it don't succeed, we’ll just bury all beliefs that we could escape this empty evening"

    "So just open up the door"

    And it's not "the world continues though whether or not you're still breathing," but I can't figure out what it is he actually says. Same as the "Little child" verse.
    PureSophiston September 11, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"tentative-tentativ-tentatively titled"

    i love the version of this song that i have, because magnum's explanation of the song in the beginning is priceless.

    "i was bad back then, i was fucked."

    i think this song is not about knowing what to do in life. you're stuck, know what you want to do something, but just can't get your actions in motion.
    shipsandshoeson February 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have that version too! :]
    dustybreezeon March 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh, jeff.
    muhreeuhon November 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJeff is one of the few people who can get away with lyrics about punching a young child in the face.
    eyelinerislifeon February 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthuge overlooked masterpiece, too bad he never made another recording
    Geekmuffinon May 01, 2016   Link

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