have you ever been swindled by a swindler who lies
'cause he wants to see you smile, have a good time, be inspired
and he doesn't want for you to cry or know he cries inside
so he hides behind his great triumphant rock and roll disguise
we want things to be real but you really can't deny
we feel excited and on fire is it wrong to lie and say he's fine
when the reason he's not fine is the pressure of the power changing lives
and just for an hour all these people will be better people

take this job and shove it
adios I'm a ghost
I am leaving for the coast and I'll never work for anyone again
I am not your savior or your heavenly host
I'm just a piece of zwieback toast
gettin' soggy in a baby's achin' mouth
I'm going south like the geese
I just goosed you and so maybe I seem loose to you
but I don't even want to spoon
I did once
but I don't now
now that I see the way you do things
the way you play and sing's amazing
but the way you play the game is crazy
you don't have to say you're sorry you don't owe me anything
don't owe me anything

sometimes it seems like I've got all the answers
but the answers aren't the same when the questions keep on changing
like how will I react when I see my mother crying
every single day because she is afraid of dying?
and how will I contain my anger
when Delila plays Unchained Melody instead of Lost In Your Eyes?
and where will I go where I can feel safe
when my family sells its place and we all split up and move away?

I'm trying to be brave 'cause when I'm brave
other people feel brave
but I feel like my heart is caving in

I'm trying to be brave 'cause when I'm brave
other people feel brave
but I feel like my heart is caving in

I'm trying to be brave 'cause when I'm brave
other people feel brave
but I feel like my heart is caving in


Lyrics submitted by nervous tic, edited by defjavid

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    General Commentthe last long verse is soo amazing.
    g0wthefl0won March 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcorrection: "maybe i seem loose to you" (as in loose as a goose) not "Used to you"
    wellwhiskeyon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti believe in the 2nd verse, it's..

    "i'm not your saviour or your heavenly host
    i'm just a piece of zwieback toast getting soggy in a baby's aching mouth"
    frinkianzon April 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti believe in the 2nd verse, it's..

    "i'm not your saviour or your heavenly host
    i'm just a piece of zwieback toast getting soggy in a baby's aching mouth"
    frinkianzon April 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthow will i react when i see my mother crying every single day because she is afraid of dying. Ah
    orderbyborderon December 30, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"but i dont even want to spoon" i thiiiiiink is "but i dont even want to screw"
    BlueChristmason April 21, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"a swindler who lies cos he wants to see you smile, have a good time, be inspired" reminds me of my ex so much - we still text quite a bit and he'll randomly just send a text saying "be happy :)" also connect him with "you dont have to say you're sorry you dont owe me anything" as he's constantly apologising for nothing, and things that are/were completely out of his control
    hahaheeheehahaon March 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about her relationship with old band mate Adam Green. Such a beautiful description of dating a musician.
    mbsson April 21, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correction"I'm just a piece of (?) toast"

    I'm quite sure it's zwieback toast.
    cataglottismon February 16, 2011   Link

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