the room got heavy
with a lamppost looming
we were driving in a circle
somewhere near the station
shoot me in the bushes
my eyes aren't focused
??
parsing through the tunnel
??
summer after dark
??
to a party invitation
and the room got heavy
but only for a minute
the barroom was wearing thin
ohh

the room got heavy
all the concrete in the air
had to park around the corner
at the yellow light blinking
she said "i wouldn't do that"
but we all know that she did
from the look on her face
her arms slightly folded
and he headed for the door
reach across the floor
hands in my pocket
my eyes aren't focused
and the room got heavy
but only for a minute
while we were waiting for you
ohh

ohh


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    General Commentthat was tough... if anyone has suggestions, post 'em... for this or any of the Beat Your Ass songs I've put up here...
    smallwonderroboton September 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthough its not something I come to associate with Yo La Tengo, I think its a story about a friend shooting H or something to that effect. 'shoot me in the bushes, my eyes aren't focussed'
    'she said "I wouldn't do that," but we all know that she did'
    wahilon April 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely wahil, especially with the line about her arms being folded with the look on her face.
    Anilandon February 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwow, this is tough. good job with the lyrics. i have some possible fill ins for the ?'s, & heard some stuff slightly different in the second verse than what's posted:

    parsing through the tunnel / palisades park / summer after dark / hand holding ??? / to a party invitation

    from 2nd verse, 2nd line: all the coughing in the air / & the couple around the corner / at the yellow light blinking

    from 2nd verse, 10th line: & screeched across the floor / hands in my pocket / my eyes are unfocused
    southboundpachydermon February 22, 2010   Link

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