Two feet caught in the shadows, caught in the shadow show (please tell me what's going on)
Oh, I can't, it's nothing I've known

Signing shapes in the moonlight, keeping the laughter low (please tell me what's going on)

Oh, I can't, it's convoluted
A change of mind to day for certain
I know the book, I think I wrote it
The author's dead, it's fiction
One, oh, one

Seething snakes in the grass, snakes in our own backyard (everyone's on the telephone)
I'll be sure to overhear them

Enter loping in latin, the altar boys all know (please tell me what's going on)

Oh, I can't, it's convoluted
A change of mind to day for certain
I know the book, I think I wrote it
The author's dead, it's fiction

So go ahead eight times a day
So go ahead and tell me what you want

Two keys twisted and turned, stalking our own front door (please tell me what's going on)
Oh, I can't, it's nothing I've known

Leaving notes in the carpet, reading them on the floor (please tell me what's going on)

Oh, I can't, it's convoluted
A change of mind to day for certain
I know the book, I think I wrote it
The author's dead, the author's dead it's fiction

I can't, I can't, it's convoluted
A change of mind to day for certain
I know the book, I think I wrote it
The author's dead, it's fiction
One, oh, one


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    General CommentNice song, but 'condiluted' isn't a word. I'm pretty sure it's 'convoluted', which means complicated.
    nanoboton August 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought I remembered looking that word up and it meant 'complicated', but I just looked for it and it wasen't there. lol I'll change it to 'convoluted'. Thanks.
    greenedon September 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentauthor's dead?
    elleonon December 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think towards the end of the song, the words "the author's dead" are substituted for "the ark is dead".
    jeff lovestoneon June 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnyone else think that "one, oh, one" could be "101" as in "fiction 101" ala a college class.
    BrentLongon May 24, 2009   Link

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