she thought long and she thought hard
then thought to thank me with an irregular card
I buzzed out, I went low. I went down on her before she made me go
and I'm still burning at the core
selfish and angry and what for?
I do the work then I do more
want you to trust it but it only seems to hurt you more

but it's really not up to me to say
one woman's poison is another's perfect way
it's really not up to me to say
one woman's prison is another's wedding day, wedding day

I'd like to sing it through today
learn to spend our time in better better better better ways
and I know what I'm sorry for
don't wanna do it anymore
I want it back not like before
want you to trust it but it only seems to hurt you more

but it's really not up to me to say
to own your sadness or make you stay
it's really not up to me to say
one woman's prison is another's wedding day, wedding day

why do we hide from the sun when we know we don't have to?
why do we hide from the sun when we know we don't have to?
why do we hide from the sun when we know we don't have to?



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Grapes song meanings
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    General Comment"The Thermals were on tour in Omaha . We were staying with some of the Saddle-Creek Records crew.
    The morning after we played, I woke up to a conversation in the kitchen. The first thing I heard was, 'The next song I write is going to be called ‘The Luckiest Asshole I’ve Ever Met!’' From what I gathered, she was talking about the guy she was dating, who happens to be a very popular member of the Saddle-Creek roster. I thought it was a perfect line no matter who she was talking about. So I got up and went down to the basement with my manual typewriter and my tape recorder. I wrote out all the chords and the lyrics and I gave them to her before we left. I told her it was a gift for her band. She acted grateful, but from that point on she treated me like a freak with a crush on her. I found that pretty amusing.
    I haven’t heard from her since, so I recorded the song for Kind Of Like Spitting. Since it’s written from a woman’s perspective, my sister Sandy sings the main character’s vocals and I do the back-ups.
    There is no malice in the lyrics. None of the lines are based on fact. I tried to give the character a real love for the 'asshole.' In a way, I guess I took my own life and luck and went from there. Anyone who gets to sing for people is lucky. And when it comes to love, who hasn’t been labeled an asshole?"
    charcoalsketchon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think there might be two KoLS songs called Grapes. I have a song called Grapes that has the above lyrics. But there is also another song I've heard called Grapes that match what charcolsketch is talking about. The lyrics to that one are:

    despite what you recommend
    despite what you implement
    this just can't stand anymore
    3 A.M. at my door
    with no one to tell you that it's wrong

    drugged for some seasons
    sure we were pure
    like cancer's quick miracle
    or resin chalk spectacles
    party after party
    the laughs they just told you that you were on
    and the luckiest asshole I've ever met
    is playing music on my bed again
    sharing wings and boulders
    bringing me back in

    those who all give advice
    those who all recommend
    those who know everything
    kitchen philosophy
    those who speak quietly
    words wide and sympathy
    they don't know of your eyes
    six inches from mine
    or the taste of your hips
    with the windows wide open

    so here we hang loosely
    and dry on the vine
    I put my hair up and think of us marrying
    this garden's the same but these fruits have new names
    I have wanted you for so long
    and the luck of the lasso, for once I wept
    never seemed to get more than a glance
    and the feathers and boulders I once possessed
    they found a home in age and circumstance
    hemlock_echoon April 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe latter is called "line & sinker"
    patiencebabeon June 04, 2007   Link

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