"It's Warmer in the Basement" as written by David Katz, Gabe Saporta and Sam Hollander....
You can't escape now
I've got you locked inside this room
You know I tip good
And soon, you will love me too

Don't be upset now
You know I get angry too
Don't make me hurt you
It's true, no one hears you in this room

This is what you get
When you're talking back baby
I never bounce a check
So give it up baby

Open up your eyes
I want to watch you cry
Come on come on
The camera's on

Now I'm a changed man
But as a boy I was so true
The world can't protect you
Not like money will

You want some bread now?
Just promise me you'll never make me believe you
It's true: no one hears you in this room


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"It's Warmer in the Basement" as written by David Katz Sam Hollander

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    General Commentfavorite song on the album.

    about loving someone so much you cant bear to share them...direct quote from Gabe.
    Chelseaon November 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt honestly sounds like a really toxic and abusive relationship, both emotionally and physically and the manipulator is using finances as leverage. Crazy. First time I have listened to this song since I was 14 and I had no clue what the fuck the lyrics were about back then and now that I'm an adult and faced some shit through out the years, the song makes perfect sense.
    gizmo666on July 18, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's the scary kind of love. The kind where you risk hurting them to keep them by your side. It's slightly creepy, but also very passionate. I LOVE this song!
    grapecolaon November 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^^^
    I agree. The lyrics, and the way they are sung just say that.
    I love this song.
    It seems more to me like a supreficial love.
    Trying ot control someone beutiful with money, power, and threats.
    "You can't escape now
    I've got you locked inside this room
    You know I tip good
    And soon, you will love me too"
    The person has their object of affection locked in the room (a basement I assume). They are talking about how they will give them enough money for their love to love them back.
    "Don't be upset now
    You know I get angry too"
    DOn't get upset about this situation, or I will get angry and...
    "Don't make me hurt you
    It's true, no one hears you in this room"
    I will hurt you if you don't smarten up,a nd act happy. No one can help you now.
    "This is what you get
    When you're talking back baby"
    I assume the person went through with their previous threat.
    "I never bounce a check
    So give it up baby"
    The object of affection is trying to make excuses, that the person wioll give them a fake check, but it's not helping them, because their kidnapper "never bounces a check"
    "Open up your eyes
    I want to watch you cry"
    Can't you see, I want to see you cry.
    "Come on come on
    The camera's on"
    This could be figurative, or literal. If it's figurative, it means, I'm watching, its time, if its literal, it could mean that the kidnapper is actually taping the victim.
    "Now I'm a changed man
    But as a boy I was so true"
    He's not true anymore. Less innocent, and fulkl of intergerity. The world has shown him that money, and power can buy him love (wrong).
    "The world can't protect you
    Not like money will"
    People won't have your back, but you can always fall back on money.
    "You want some bread now?"
    The kidnapper holds the victim without any food, the victim is asking. Duh.
    "Just promise me you'll never make me believe you"
    I'll save you, if your preachings don't slither their way into my conscieness. Or in simpler words, if you don't convince me to let you out, I'll let you live.
    "It's true: no one hears you in this room"
    Again nothing can help you, it's just you and me.
    The title of this song fits nicely.
    I love this song, I can hear it ove,r and over again.
    Its meaning is really creepy, but I love it.
    Cobra Starship is rocking some serious sock, right now.
    RoxyStar16on December 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou can't escape now
    I've got you locked inside this room
    You know I tip good
    And soon, you will love me too



    i think its a scary man who kidnapped a girl and locks her in a room and tries to force her to make him love her.

    Don't be upset now
    You know I get angry too
    Don't make me hurt you
    It's true, no one hears you in this room



    there is no chance you will get out basically your doomed to die there

    This is what you get
    When you're talking back baby
    I never bounce a check
    So give it up baby


    she says no to sex but he gets angry because he takes care of her and she is being unreasonable

    Open up your eyes
    I want to watch you cry
    Come on come on
    The camera's on


    taking porno flicks for the inernet and the girl is too shocked/scared to coroperate with him and please for the camera.

    Now I'm a changed man
    But as a boy I was so true
    The world can't protect you
    Not like money will


    idk about htis lol

    You want some bread now?
    Just promise me you'll never make me believe you
    It's true: no one hears you in this room


    stay nice and you will stay alive
    bric-abrac-britton February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone else think of gary heidnik? he kept girls locked in his basement and had sex with them because god told him to create a baby farm. he was a nut. but these lyrics make me think of him.
    yellowcheckeredcarson February 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about rape. it is SO about rape.

    i swear to god, most of the CD is about prostitutes and rape. just listen.
    xdaniroseon March 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah i was at a show on sunday and gabe said, 'this song is about loving a girl so much that you tie her up and lock her in basement so you don't have to share her with the rest of the world'
    ajameson March 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthat's exactly what he said in brixton on april 1 - cute but yeah, kind've creepy, if you think about it.
    TheRealTashMaybeon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe said the exact same thing when i saw them on the 31st march. I love it, it's so... original, it's a love song, but not the typical kind.

    Love them.
    Music=Loveon April 04, 2007   Link

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