I taught myself to survive a four story fall
Wearing a space suit and a dead englishman’s socks
It’s a textbook procedure, kid
Right out of the pages of the hollowed out book
Where once I hid my paint speckled glasses
Don’t lose your shoes over such a simple step as hitting ground
Just remember to roll,
Just remember to roll.

Silence in a five story starewell
I say, and that’s all I can think of
In my brandon-eyed dead of day crawl
I can barely squeeze that lie
Through the plaque clogged pinhole between my two front teeth

I’ve kept a razor under my tongue since I was a small toddler with a tight belt
I haven’t been able to kiss a woman with an open mouth, my friend
Cause I’m afraid that I’d split her lip,
Is that sick?

Lyrics submitted by deepspace9mm, edited by Malhavic

Jimmy Breeze (Side A) song meanings
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    General CommentOne of my favorite songs of all time. The last verse is amazing.
    PortableSlappyon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJust found out that the 8 bit sounding part is from the Goonies 2 NES game, based off the Cyndi Lauper song from the movie. So awesome.
    james85on February 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA few corrections, the lyrics are in the lyrics booklet:

    Right out of the pages where once I hid my PAINT SPECKLED glasses

    I can barely squeeze that lie through the PLAQUE CLOGGED pinhole between my two front teeth

    After this section there the mostly instrumental middle section that sounds like Why? is talking backwards and there he says:

    Maybe I've been playing the part of a falling stone who tries to catch the wind.

    And then the last part with the singing:

    The man with the negative wingspan
    Eats sourdough sue bread
    And hits his highest notes on tippietoe
    It's simple introspection
    When the sun is silent
    And the fluorescents with their blue
    Make the plants call you
    A lonely monkey
    In a very large glass cage
    goyamamottoon May 16, 2008   Link

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