I was walking through San Antonio before sound check
I was looking for some pole to do pull-ups on
I'd like to talk much longer
But I'm on somebody else's cell phone's time
Why we still sleep if Carolina was our
Wake up call, our almost done
I'll tell it to you like I got it in my mind

I'm fucking cold like a DQ blizzard
You act like a slut but you're really a freezer
We love and hate like the tatooed fist
And all these songs are sung on road trips

One night when I was walking home from your house
I kept smelling some sort of blown out candles
And the monterey birches were bare
Raising their skinny arms to the stars in surrender
We have to change if we're going to stay together

'Cause I say rain when it's only a drizzle
You get stoned like death in the bible
"She ain't gonna call 2" didn't make my list
But all the rest we sing on
And all the rest we sing on
And all these songs are song on road trips

And the monterey birches were bare
Raising their skinny arms to the stars in surrender


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Yo Yo Bye Bye song meanings
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  • +4
    General CommentFrom an interview :

    We were playing this show in Tempe or something, and this girl comes up to me. I was looking at her the whole time. She was really cute. She gives me her address if I wanna be pen pals or something on some 13-year-old shit. So I wrote a letter to her. In San Antonio, I called my girlfriend and told her the story. She said, “You fucking asshole!” and broke up with me. I was sad as hell, walking around, looking for a pole to do pull-ups on and started to write this song. We were heading home from San Antonio. You stop at rest stops every three hours and there’s always a fucking DQ. We were in DQ and this guy was like, “No more! I can make no more cones! No more cones! Only Blizzards!” All these fucking fat people in there like [in a southern accent] “Goddammit, I gotta get a fucking Blizzard? I wanted a cone!” I wasn’t talking to nobody because I was so depressed, and then the line popped in my head—“I’m fucking cold like a DQ Blizzard”—and I started cracking up. Can I say that in a song? It was just the way I felt right then. It was so gritty it felt like the right thing to say.
    KingJelleon July 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think the "she ain't gonna call 2" is a reference to the Reaching Quiet song
    emceekenzieon January 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion"And the monterey birches were bare
    Raising their skinny arms to the stars in surrender"

    Excellent lyrics.
    RaygunShaunon October 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhose the little kid at the end?
    saying the "yo yo bye bye" part?
    sexwheelson April 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKingJelle, Thanks for the story! Thats awesome. I was wondering what this song was about.
    sobe_fearon May 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentxiu xiu cover
    pitchforkmedia.imeem.com/music/kQyA13py/xiu_xiu_yo_yo_bye_bye_why_cover/
    medicineon December 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just saw why? live last night in montreal. when they played this song, the response from the audience was incredible, so powerful. i was blown away by the whole set, but the feel of this one stood out to me. best show i've been to, so so good.
    carlinbon September 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim fucking cold
    Senson January 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShe ain't gonna call you back.
    IMABEARon November 22, 2011   Link

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