When I still thought there was time
I'd peel back these blisters
And rub them with brine
Whisper and mouth lullabies
Pretending those words were not mine

Is it a bit much to ask
For the snow to come down
And cover my tracks
Carries lies is a task
And frankly, dear, we wear me out

Of the rise and the fall
I would sing songs capturing it all
But I won't sing to you again
Cause you're not listening

And after the silence was flung
The amateur marriage still rests on my tongue
Could we, to bear some relief,
Consider this union baby teeth?

Of the rise and the fall
I could sing songs capturing you all
But I won't sing to you again
Cause you're not listening

Oh and after the silence was flung
A battle was always fought
My strategy always was
To kiss the tip of your tongue
So the words could not roll off
So the vowels could not form
How clever I thought I was


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Baby Teeth song meanings
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    General Commentit's about giving up, and accepting that things are no longer the same. you can't keep going anymore, and you want to move on.
    junkiesongon March 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are COMPLETELY wrong.
    guanchoteon January 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYep, I apologize, I mixed this up with Party Dress.
    HumbleHampsteron April 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"HOW CLEVVVVER I THOUGHHHTTTT I WASSSSSSSSSSSSS..."
    the song is just so powerful at that part...
    MusicalLoveon October 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a powerful song. I think it's about someone who realizes that things are different and he doesn't want them to change, as indicated by the last line ("How clever I thought I waaaaaaaas!!!"). He would just keep trying to patch it up and make it work any way he could think of (rubbing the blisters with brine to heal them), but ultimately things hit a critical mass and he realized that not even he, with all of his efforts to make it work, could justify trying anymore ("frankly, dear, we wear me out"). He's sick of it because the other person just won't cooperate ("I won't sing to you again, cause you're not listening").
    lkngroon February 08, 2014   Link

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