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If you've ever sipped Guinness through a cigarette filter,
or unwittingly tailored your style
after the war footing of your nation's leaders,
or wore fatigues in a civilian's way,
or fit a Humvee
through the narrower streets downtown, seeking parking
on a Friday night,
getting lodged in the metal wake,
then that's you.
Then that's you.
Then that's you.

But if you can dance like I do,
if you can dance like I do,
with no grid or Arthur-something numbered footprints,
if you can walk right out, the bike gate of the MacArthur BART
like parting leaves to make a path
and don't look back, or feel bad
or speed up when they call after you,
speed up when they call after you,
speed up when they come after you,

then we (then we)
share a foam fist (share a foam fist)
in the nose bleeds (in the nose bleeds)
at the freaking circus. (at the freaking circus)

Then we (then we)
share a foam fist (share a foam fist)
in the nose bleeds... (in the nose bleeds)

If you've ever sipped Guinness through a cigarette filter
or wore fatigues in a civilian's way
if you've got a chain around your license plate
or cosmetic gold teeth,
I don't know you.
I don't know you.
If you wear
first hand clothes
and get your hair cut by somebody you don't know,
I'm below you.
I'm below you.


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  • +1
    General CommentArthur Murray was the guy who came up with the floor mats with numbered feet on them to teach people how to dance, so that's where the "no grid or Arthur Something numbered footprints" probably comes from.
    swishypantson February 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is awesome i basicly describes the perfect indie kid. "if you wear first hand clothes and get your hair cut by someone you don't now" perfect line
    quickenson April 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne pair of shoes a year,
    Juan Carlos rules with fear.

    Is that what he says at the end?


    I love this song, because I know everyone can picture a guy driving an H2, down the crowded streets of the South Side, trying to find a parking spot, with his pink polo, double collard shirt on, fake tan, designer clothes, daddys credit card in his pocket, with his "BOYZ" in the passenger seat, cat-calling all the girls on the street...

    I hate those fucking guys...

    HAHA I'm done...
    jackiwillbeon April 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso good!
    cakeandmilkon October 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great.
    In actuality, this is Yoni being pompous.
    When he says, "I/m below you..."
    what he really means is "You are below me,"
    so to speak.
    Very clever.
    Mr. Shiveron December 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beatiful i love why? and this is the first song of theirs i ever heard. i think of this song whenever i'm downtown and some weirdo guys are yelling at me and i think the think tey're all cool but really they're obnoxious
    whynotlisten16on August 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSpeed up when they call after youuuu.
    You guys should watch the video. SO good.
    SMUSER17419002on September 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHipster anthem.
    IMABEARon July 30, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think it is suppose to be
    "with no greater art there are
    something numbered footprints"

    Definitely trying to draw a line between him and the masses he doesn't get along with.
    squareloveron January 25, 2007   Link

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