Laid my head down
On your belly
I've never heard something so warm
It was bubbling
And popping
Like a fish dying on a shore

We all sing
Do you wonder
If it will overflow
Because when you least expect it
You will let it go

When you got it
You got it
A place to overthrow
We've got friends here
A new family
Some home away from home

We all sing
Do you wonder
If it will over grow
Because sooner or later
You will let it go

When you got it
When you got no place to go
We've got friends here
We've got a home away from home
We got it

Lyrics submitted by XmysilentregretX, edited by iamconor

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    General CommentSomtimes when I read the title to this song, I think about the relationship between the band and the following things:

    Esperanza Plantation (their record company), Oxford, MS and the University of MS (where they go to school), and the new band member (making them a new band, in a way).

    But that is just the title. The song itself exists on its own plane, whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere. It is rad.

    There could be a baby in the bubbling belly, which, when born will join and help start a new family. This image would be in juxtaposition to the fish dying on the shore.

    As for the rest of the song, I feel that the harmonies (esp. on 'when you got it'), the guitar solos, and the entire instrumentation, really, speaks volumes that me and my feeble grasp of the english language could only detract from. So I will shut up and let you enjoy.
    hope_on_a_stickon August 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe says "laid my head down on your belly"
    not bell.
    emilyyyyvon September 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah its belly not bell... On every site I've seen it says bell too.

    The song is amazing and I'm pretty sure Hope On a Stick covered most of my thoughts... I love Colour Revolt. :)
    kayyislovelyon April 03, 2008   Link

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