Carry on, carry on, carry on, ba-dum, ba-dum
Carry on, carry on, carry on, ba-dum, ba-dum
If you are a teacher I am a vessel, oh
So carry on, carry on, carry on, ba-dum, ba-dum

There are ones that lie
And ones that lie underground
The first ones lie;
The second one I lie about.
Carry on.

Think it’s a sign, where we’re shooting the sun? Ba-dum, da-dum
I put a flag where it didn’t belong, ba-dum, da-dum.
You got a heart and I got this big, big, lance
You’re a hunter; I’ll tend the gun, ba-dum, ba-dum.

No learned has seen the lakes
And I know your hands have
Been in the grave
You beat the path down;
Will you beat the path down?
I will follow the hunter and see what you take.

I don’t only want to swim with you;
I don’t only want to swim with you;
I don’t only want to swim, swim, swim
In the water that you claim or has claimed you.
I don’t really want to swim with you;
I don’t really want to swim with you;
I don’t really want to swim, swim, swim
In the water that you claim or has claimed you.

Da-da da-dum-dum…
Carry on…

I don’t really want to swim, swim, swim
In the water that you claim or has claimed you…


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    General Commenti think there are a few discrepencies but i'm not sure
    The first ones lie; = The first one's mine;

    Think it’s a sign, where we’re shooting the sun? = Think I sang where I shouldn't have sung

    I’ll tend the gun = I will put down the gun

    anyway i think this song is about burying your sins and then getting baptized
    softdeliciouson May 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds to me like he says, "if you are a teacher, I am a hustler"
    room101on June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with softdelicious' discrepencies. That vessel/hustler line is really hard to make out, but i like vessel given the context

    I'm also hearing:

    You got a heart and I got *these big, big words*

    I will follow *behind you* and see what you take

    and i think it's "I don't really want to swim with you" every time.
    shampoo suicideon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat the hell is this about!!
    ohfaithon October 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI kinda think it's about someone that he follows around, doing whatever they tell him to. And what they do isn't exactly right, I think, and he doesn't agree with them but he goes along anyways. Maybe now he's trying to get out?
    But don't listen to be. I'm probably way wrong.
    Mymsicalon January 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment^ don't listen to me*
    Mymsicalon January 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPossible correction: I think that

    There are ones that lie
    And ones that lie underground
    The first ones lie;
    The second one I lie about.


    Should actually be

    There are ones that lie
    And ones that lie underground
    The first one's mine;
    The second one I lie about.

    The difference being "the first one's mine." I can't remember where I read it, but somebody had said very matter-of-factly that this was a song about somebody being murdered. If that's the case, my corrected line makes sense. Those that lie would be "mine" (his), meaning he lies. The second one I lie about would be those that lie underground -- the person he killed. He lies about it.
    sifellt neytandion September 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentno amount of words can describe how much I love this song. I believe it is "the first one's mine" along with everyone else, and there are a lot of mistakes in these lyrics. the murder idea is a very interesting idea. it makes sense.
    omnivorouson December 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI sense murder.

    "I put a flag where it didn’t belong"

    trying to claim someone/something??
    ohfaithon August 17, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"No learned has seen the lakes" = You know the land and you've seen the lakes
    I would think?
    moufouetteon April 14, 2009   Link

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