I like people who are wrong
could you then feel like I do
Collossus bestrides the haves and have nots
go softly this is being sung for you

wake up wake up
the wish you made is plucked
go out get up
you've done enough enough
wake up wake up
to take the time to cuss
go out get up
you've seen enough enough

do you think that you deserve it?

I am waiting here for you
looking out across the brooke
my hands resting on my chest
but still I stare into the night

when the fox hears the rabbit cry
he comes running but not to help


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    General CommentWell this song has always come off from the point of view of someone who has been hurt by another through having hope, only to be let down.

    I like people who are wrong
    could you then feel like I do

    He is aware that his hope is false rooted but cant help it

    Collossus bestrides the haves and have nots
    go softly this is being sung for you

    this song is directed to a dominating person with quite a bit of influence over the singer who has gone back and fourth on their word before

    wake up wake up
    the wish you made is plucked
    go out get up
    you've done enough enough
    wake up wake up
    to take the time to cuss
    go out get up
    you've seen enough enough

    this is the singer reasoning with himself telling him not to put faith in this person, about how its hopeless and he needs to stop letting them control him. he needs to check with reality but cant force himself to do so.

    do you think that you deserve it?

    questioning if this person is worthy of his trust.

    I am waiting here for you
    looking out across the brooke
    my hands resting on my chest
    but still I stare into the night

    the singer is waiting for this person to change, to make everthing right as they had promised.
    Nothing changes. this person is making no effort.

    when the fox hears the rabbit cry
    he comes running but not to help

    When the singer talks to this other person the other person seems to care for him, but in reality it is not out of compassion but out of the sadistic joy of watching the amount of pain one can cause another


    thats just what I always got from the song. I may be wrong but it makes sense to me

    therabbittoyourfoxon December 05, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"When the fox hears the rabbit cry
    He comes running but not to help."

    ...
    I love them.
    So much.
    ComparedPallidon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really would like to try and figure out the meaning to this song, it's one of my favorites off the Air Force. With Xiu Xiu songs I'm almost always wrong with the lyrics, I feel if I attempted to decipher the meaning I'd just stray farther away from the real meaning.
    But does anyone have a guess?
    Coowon November 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe main lyric is paraphrased from the film 'hannibal'
    Mason Verger: "When the fox hears the rabbit scream he comes a-runnin'... but not to help"
    (unless that is in turn a quote from something else)
    Geckson September 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis reminds me of a murderer, the fox being the murderer and the rabbit being it's prey. "I like people who are wrong, could you then feel like I do" is his feeling of disgust with some people which justifies his murders.
    The chorus is telling of the murderer thinking about the person who he's about to kill, they've done enough.
    Do you think you deserve [to live]?
    Coowon December 06, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it is all about this being the second last song from the album.. it's time for the listener to go out and take time to cuss, because jamie thinks they've seen quite enough selfhate when listening to the album, "do you think that you deserve it" is to make the listener question themselves, whether they should listen or not.. I think jamie does very good, listenable music, but that doesn't mean he doesn't feel the hate in his songs much more strongly himself.
    EuropeanJazzon January 04, 2011   Link

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