I roll through your town
With clowns and a crowd
With no hopes at all

A blanket of snow falls outside
And keeps us drinking inside

Clear skies means clear brains
And elephant sized malaise

Oh you shoplifter
Why did you take her from me

You've got motion inside
You're wild in your stride
Your stride drives her wild

Tell me the story of your
Fame and misforture
Your cloud of distortion

I've been drained of that feeling
We've driving all night
You went off with my feelings
And don't you know

Oh you shoplifter
Why did you take her from me
Oh you shoplifter
You're so much happier

Clear skies means clear brains
And elephant sized malaise


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    General CommentJust saw these guys at ACL - they said this song is about "being far from home, and getting ripped off."
    Mellow_Harsheron September 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat does he say right in the very beginning? Is it "haha don't waste your time"??

    i think this song is about being on tour getting drunk after the show, while his girlfriend is at home. And some guy steals her away, but he's still kinda too drunk to realize his feelings. So in the morning, he can think clearly, and realizes he's got an "elephant sized malaise".
    atsangon February 24, 2007   Link

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