My head is pounding I can't stop the pounding
I think it is going to explode
and kill everybody who's in close proximity to the place I call my home
and they'll make a moving made for tv movie for Lifetime all about my life
that ends with an epitaph one that will make you laugh
that says "great mom okay wife"
at it'll be funny to the people who know me
who know if my body's not burned
my soul will spend an eternity in misery
teathered and bound to this earth
so I'm not a dick or a stick in the mud always ruining things for my friends
I mustn't forget when I see the sun set that tomorrow it will rise again

so I tattoo instructions on my ass
that say "don't ever put this body is a casket
burn it and put the ashes in a basket
and throw them in the Puget Sound
I don't ever want to be under ground"
oh no, oh no

I'm wearing size thirteen basketball shoes
and lavender fishnets
I'm freaked out and fucked up
and I'm standing alone in an alley with you
wanting to show you a cure for your hiccups
but instead I close my eyes
the needles are numbered so I'm writing you letters
and I cannot disguise the fact that I'm nervous when we are together
and so I fantasize
that the nights will get shorter and the days will get better
I feel a kick inside and decide
if this is a girl I'm naming her Heather
she'll look just like you but her hair will be feathered
she'll say how you died before you ever met her
her hair will be feathered

my head is pounding I can't stop the pounding
I think it is going to explode
there are plus and minuses to sinusitis
like sometimes I get to go home
but mostly it hurts so bad I think I'm dying
I just blew my nose and now I feel like crying
and the dreams that I have are all of my past lives
and the seizures would paralyze me in the night
and I wake up clutching my teddy bear tight
I'm drooling and trying to turn on the light
all I can do is hold fast and sit tight
but what if they forget 'cause you know they just might

so I tattoo instructions on my ass
that say "don't ever put this body is a casket
burn it and put the ashes in a basket
and throw them in the Puget Sound
I don't ever want to be under ground"
oh no, oh no


Lyrics submitted by nervous tic, edited by yellowumbrella, hexcodeblah

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    General Comment"so I'm not a dick or a stick in the mud always ruining things for my friends
    I mustn't forget when I see the sun set that tomorrow it will rise again"

    reminds us that no matter how things get fucked up, there's still another day coming, a time to start over, the ability to make things right.
    shewouldnton August 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think the lyrics are "and lavender fishnets"

    i love this song so much though. kimya is so great.
    marigoldson February 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentjesus she's amazing
    conocimientoon July 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so good, so beautiful.
    shewouldnton August 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea i agree this song is beautiful
    roomonfire07on May 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree too, no one says it good as kimya! this song really tells its self, and i can completly relate to it, i dont ever want to be burried! i know it wont be me, but its still really depressing to think of it that way...but even with the worst feelings and situations, theres always a new feeling coming, and thats what this song says!
    prestonmon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti thinks its spectacular how she make even the most vulgar words sound poetic. seriously, how many people are there that can sing "tattoo on my ass" melodically?
    THe_Atomic_Punkon January 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentafter listening to this song over and over again i agree. i never want to be buried.
    kimya is the best.
    x
    taartan_xon April 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoh and i think it was "and lavender fishnets" too.
    MurderOfTheMindon November 23, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the song is telling both the story of her and of her partner. The second verse is about her partner, who is dying, and dies. She talks about their first meeting, how he (presumably he) makes her feel- nervous and giddy. Then we skip ahead and he's dying and she wants to help but his days are numbered so she writes him letters. She talks about the child she's having with him and that he'll be gone before their daughter is born.

    The rest of the song (and okay this is maybe a bit left of field but here goes) is I think about someone who, if their body isn't burned, will be cursed, bound to their body and trapped in agony for all eternity. She knows this is her last chance and so even though she has a full, mostly happy, life, she is constantly anxious about her death. Which to me feels like a metaphor for all of us, for the lives we all live. Full of pain and fear, but ultimately worthwhile, ultimately the sun always rises and we're all okay.
    hexcodeblahon October 12, 2015   Link

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