"Talk on Indolence" as written by and Robert William Crawford Timothy Seth Avett....
Well I've been lockin' myself up in my house for sometime now
Readin' and writin' and readin' and thinkin'
And searching for reasons and missing the seasons.
The Autumn, the Spring, the Summer, the snow.
The record will stop and the record will go.

Latches latched the windows down,
The dog coming in and the dog going out.
Up with caffeine and down with a shot.
Constantly worried about what I've got.

Distracting my work but I can't make a stop
And my confidence on and my confidence off.
And I sink to the bottom and rise to the top
And I think to myself that I do this a lot.

World outside just goes
It goes it goes it goes it goes it goes
And witness it all from the blinds of my window.
Three, four

I'm a little nervous 'bout what you'll think
When you see me in my swimming trunks
And last night in New York I got raging drunk
Remember one time I got raging drunk with you

Now, I can recall a time when we made the city
Streets our playground, kissing in the fountains
Filled with cigarettes and bottles
Sped through Italian city streets of cobblestone

Because we had to
Because I loved you
Because the damned alcohol
Because what ever at all

Now I've grown to aware of my mortality
To let go and forget about dying
Long enough to drop the hammer down
And let the indolence go wild and flying through

Because we had to
Because I loved you
Because we had to
Because we had to
Because we had to
Because we had to
Because we had to
Because we had to


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"Talk on Indolence" as written by Scott Yancey Avett Robert William Crawford

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    General Comment"and my confidence on and my confidence off.
    And I sink to the bottom and rise to the top
    and I think to myself that I do this a lot."

    couldn't have said it better myself. brilliant.

    this song is fierce.
    distanteaseon April 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit think it's 'swimming in the fountains,' not kissing

    great song
    peaceboneon November 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfun song
    megajackon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite song of 2006. I cannot believe the energy and beauty. Awesome.
    Actionslackson January 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song epitomizes my life in college. However, I don't think the opening verse really characterizes indolence, i.e. reading, writing, and thinking. Everything in that first verse is true for my life basically. The first verse seems, to me, to illustrate being consumed with work and noticing that life outside of your work is somewhat passing you by. Despite this, the work that envelopes your life is important to you and so you are willing to forego what's going out there for a while. But during that time you question yourself for a bit, and so confidence declines .. . but it always comes back up. I think that's what it is really about the highs and lows of life at work. At least, that's how I like to interpret it. Also, when he talks about being nervous of what his girl will think of him in his swimsuit that definately was me as well. Just as my soccer career had ended I got a new girlfriend, and by the time spring break came around I was about 20 pounds heavier. But she is a master and didn't care one bit.
    pbrazilon April 02, 2008   Link

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