"Punchlines" as written by Kori Gardner Hammel and Jason Edward Hammel....
Waiting close by the door for us
Can't hardly see out but if you could
You'd make it all worth our while
Punchlines you've been saving up for some 90 years

Waiting close by the door for us
Can't hardly see out but if you could
You'd make it all worth our while
Punchlines take pity on me

It's not the same without you around
It's not the same without you

Waiting close by the door for us
Can't hardly see out but if you could
You'd make it all worth our while
Punchlines you've been saving up for some 90 years

Waiting close by the door for us
Can't hardly see out but if you could
You'd make it all worth our while
Punchlines take pity on me

It's not the same without you around
It's not the same without you

I've been thinking it's an afterthought
Get into the car and you aim it at the sun, boy
Can't you hear me in the aftermath
Get into the car and you point it at the west


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"Punchlines" as written by Kori Gardner Hammel Jason Edward Hammel

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    General Commentsaw them play this last night in berkeley...amazing. especially the part when kori yells towards the end
    sevenatenineon August 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentahh. i saw them play in san diego last weekend and this song was amazing live.
    let uss be freeon November 29, 2006   Link
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    Song Meaningwhenever i listen to this song, i am struck with the urge to just get the hell out of dodge. "punchlines" makes me think that things are getting old in the area of life the voice is in, and they're thinking that it's time to get out and be free. especially the breakdown...

    "I've been thinking it's an afterthought
    Get into the car and you aim it at the sun, boy
    Can't you hear me in the aftermath
    Get into the car and you point it at the west"

    it lends the idea that they don't know where they're going, but they're going. and kori's scream...maybe a scream of joy at reaching liberation?

    i don't know, i don't always look to the lyrics to get meaning for their songs--the tone and beat of this is what gets me. it could be something completely different from what i think, but that's why i love Mates of State.
    rainlightautumnon November 16, 2008   Link

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