"Pet Grief" as written by and Johan/larsson Duncanson....
And then he's gone
Never put up a fight
You think you know someone, right?
Maybe you never did, and how that scares you
I'll shut my mouth for you
Just like your friend would do

And this pet grief
It's just too bad
I've never seen you this sad
And if you need someone who doesn't talk back
I'll shut my mouth for you
Anything you want me to

What can I say?
What can I do?
Don't mean to analyze you
It is a double bind
I can't win this one
I'll shut my mouth for you
Anything you want me to

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"Pet Grief" as written by Martin Larsson Johan Duncanson

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  • +2
    General Comment17 seconds into this song, this reverb synth comes in, and it's been haunting me for the last two months. i swear that it might be the most gorgeous moment in music in as long as i can remember, even though technically it's the simplest effect.

    i sent this song to a friend after we both found out at the same time that her ex-boyfriend had started seeing someone else. she said it was the only thing in the few weeks after that really made her feel better. i think that is what it's about - when you really want to help someone who is sad, but the best way to do it is to shut your mouth and just listen.
    paul_bankson October 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat can I say?
    What can I do?
    Don't mean to analyze you

    Best lines ever. They come at the right moment, just as if the song would have been weaker without them... I love how Radio Dept. songs are always sort of "hazy", blurry. "Pet Grief" is the best song on the album (n°2 for me is "The Worst Taste in Music")
    Cleo23on January 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt almost sounds like this person has been put into the friend zone, and he likes this girl whose boyfriend has just left her and rather than trying to make a move, he realizes he'll never have a chance so he just does what he can and listens because he cares about her. Very upsetting.
    Anilandon July 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my absolute fav in pet grief album! amazing song indeed :)
    hollyjaeon October 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:)
    otapnamon December 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat line: "I'll shut my mouth for you, anything you want me to."

    Nothing pleases us more than listening to our own voice. We all just wait for everyone else to stop talking so we can say something. This dude willingly sacrifices his speeches to listen to this girl. That is love.
    kbh555on February 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIts a song about a guy who has a friend that just lost a pet. I don't think its all that complex. There is plenty of beauty in its simplicity.
    marioavaon March 25, 2013   Link

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