you were just swinging like a dime
posing with no reason and no rhyme
did you help me find the long way home?
sing me songs that I did not know?
Id been waking up for quite some time
workers breaking pavement outside
then one day at the bus stop getting high
all legs and all hair dye

this is where I realize
my trouble comes with bluest eyes
now when I walk in the room you know its all I can do
to stare at the floor and not to look at you
what do you think I am leaning on the wall?
what do you think I am, or do you think at all?

this is where I realize
my trouble comes with bluest eyes
now when I walk in the room you know its all I can do
to stare at the floor and not to look at you
I flavor to taste because taste is free
there are so few things between the rent and me

you were standing outside of the lines
you were just swinging like a dime
you were something of a charity
and I wanted you to give some to me
but what do you think I am, the smoke in your clothes?
what do you think I am, or do you think at all?


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    General CommentFor the record: This is one of my fav bands.

    My take on this song is that he met someone at the bus stop that he really likes. He hasn't made any attempts approach the person because he is either too shy or scared. Meeting this person seems to have turned his life upside down. It may be a coworker or someone he sees frequently.

    It's basically about a crush that comes out of nowhere.

    " you were just swinging like a dime posing with no reason and no rhyme".

    "Id been waking up for quite some time
    workers breaking pavement outside
    then one day at the bus stop getting high
    all legs and all hair dye"

    He talks about how he met her and how much he wants her. He starts obsessing over this crush, as most people do, and it almost becomes a pain to him:

    "this is where I realize
    my trouble comes with bluest eyes"


    I don't get the impression that they have any kind of relationship or history with the girl he is talking about. In fact, it seems like they have never really ever spoken to each other ever.

    what do you think I am leaning on the wall?
    what do you think I am, or do you think at all?

    "now when I walk in the room you know its all I can do
    to stare at the floor and not to look at you"

    He seems to be lamenting over how he doesn't have the guts to make a move, much less even make eye contact. So he simply continues on desiring her from a distance as it were.
    Esoterykon February 04, 2008   Link

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