Pull up the sleeve
Collect the change and make it out of
Bring back everything you need
You never move
Just stand around and count the pairs of
cherries falling from the trees

And a loney rain
I know it seems a lot like Heaven
Oh child, don't stop here
This is only the way
Two tear-soaked eyes
and years of aching
cut the rope and drift away

You must believe
Oh make the curtain fall together
Down the alley in the breeze
But don't look confused
Those birds are only pleased with feathers
Turn your back and get your blue, it's true

Now I know their names
They talk to me
That pain is losing
In someone else's game
She's an ocean away
Relaxing in new English gardens
Pushing up the daisy chain

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    General CommentOne of, if not their best song...No clue what it means though. Thoughts?
    Doctor_Malarkianon July 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGod, I'm in love with this song right now. To me, it seems like he is infatuated with a girl who is both waaayyy out of league and in a different country. This song is just a reflection of how he has to just let it go
    11-westeron August 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI thought this verse

    "Pull up the sleeve
    Collect the change and make it out of"


    "Roll up your sleeve. Collect the change and make it add up"

    I haven't thought out the song yet, but I've been listening to it.
    gorgeousxdisasteron August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is, this person has some of the lyrics wrong...
    Doctor_Malarkianon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think the birds line is:

    "Those birds are only fleas with feathers"

    As for what it means...I've been listening to this song a lot lately, and it seems to me to be a sort of subtle verbal attack on this girl who frustrates the narrator with her lack of movement or action. It could very well be another drug song, perhaps about a stoner chick who spends her time "counting pairs of cherries falling from the tree" and "pushing up the daisy chains". Hard to say. Love it, though.
    thermo4on October 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i can kind of interpretet it as a drug song
    making the change add up to what she's pulling up her sleeves for
    the lonely rain ("i feel pessimists are people who wait for rain, and i'm soaked to the core" kind of deal) she's isolated as a result of the drug or whatever.. and even though where the drug takes her does seem like heaven/ the high she gets from it might seem like things cant get better [from such a low point], it definitely isn't heaven and he's saying don't stop here, and die thinking thats as good as its going to get; its not.
    the only way to stop is to cut the rope and drift away, sure its going to be hard,
    but make the curtain fall together, put an end to it etc
    she shouldn't be fooled by the 'birds' (or... the interesting little things.. like people.. that are also on drugs?) that are down the alley.. maybe thats where she gets her fix, because they're just fleas? (thermo4's correction) with feathers.. meaning that um, they're deceiving and really pests absorbing life from something else, with a charming or desirious appearence that is quite false
    pushing up the daisy chains, is an idiom for being dead, right? maybe.. she's exactly dead. but the way he refers to her, she might as well be

    i mean.. you know.. i dont have much of an idea, i was just trying to figure one out... since i love this song, but it doesn't have many interpretations on here... i really want to hear other peoples ideas
    mangoton December 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is, roll up your sleeve collect the change and make it add up.
    NutzyPixeon November 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's about a modern victoria era man who enjoys smoking fine dunhill pipes and cigars. he is addicted to heroin
    riverscuomoon June 04, 2011   Link

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