I am braiding records into my hair
Needles and record players
Everything's a
Possible record cover
Or a possible name for a band that I will never have
I will never have

'Cause I sing my songs all by myself
All to myself
From myself
I am cute
But I'm not in a band
Where's my band?
Where's my band?
Where's my amplifiers?

So why don't I just sleep in the middle of this kitchen
Surrounded by forks and a linoleum floor
I am drunk and there's no one here to stop me
From being so tired and sleeping with my mascara on

In the studio
They're adjusting the wires and microphones
And I'm about to sing my songs
And they won't be just my own
And I'm glad that they'll exist
But they'll make me obsolete

'Cause I sing it just once, and the wires, they remember it
And sing it right back
And they do it better than I can
Anytime, anywhere, I'm preserved
I'm a jelly or a jam
Jelly or a jam

So why don't I just sleep in the middle of this kitchen
A halo of forks and a linoleum floor
I am drunk and there's no one here to stop me
From being so tired and being so drunk
Why don't I just pee in the middle of this kitchen
Into a little teacup and I won't miss a drop
I am drunk and there's no one here to stop me
From being so eccentric and being so lonely

Corazón
Corazón
This is my
Corazón

I know that I am lucky
I make shit up all the time
And I start to believe it myself
Just 'cause it rhymes
But I'm so inconsistent
My handwriting changes every other word
So I'm braiding records into my hair
Needles and record players
Everything's a
Possible record cover
Or a possible name for a band that I will never have
I will never have
Never have
Never have
Never have

So why don't I just sleep in the middle of this kitchen
A halo of forks and a linoleum floor
I am drunk and there's no one here to stop me
From being so drunk and being so drunk
Why don't I just pee in the middle of this kitchen
Into a little teacup and I won't miss a drop
I am drunk and there's no one here to stop me
From being so eccentric and being so lonely


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  • +1
    General CommentTo add to my poor, lonely comment, I always laugh when she says that the wires sing it back better than she can because I infinitely prefer her live performances. I'm not sure what it is, but there are songs that I don't listen to if it's not the live version. So, basically, I find that line ironic.
    newsies234on February 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the piano in this song. Anyway, I think the meaning is pretty obvious, but she does it so beautifully. The part about jelly and jam is fantastic. I mean, she takes something simple, like the effect of making a record on an artist, but makes it something wonderful with little details and the absolutely perfect words for expressing it.
    newsies234on February 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song, to me, sounds so incurably lonely. I wonder why she decided to say "heart" in Spanish though.
    just_old_lighton April 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, she sounds lonely. I'm always surprised by how deep Regina's songs can get. She's not afraid to hit the hard words, the hard subjects. I know what alcoholics are like, and the 'why don't I just pee in the middle of this kitchen' hit me hard because I've seen it before. It's not pretty, it's not nice. But she gets the idea of a person who is longing for something better.

    Perhaps she said corazon because it sounds a little like 'chorus'-on?
    hongion January 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is beautiful and sad. I think that she's kind of getting lost in music, like when she says everything could be a cd cover. And she's acknowledging that people think she's cute but eccentric.
    staceb1990on March 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyways know what "Corazón" means?


    i am so glad i found this song.
    i think it is one of her best
    pocketvisionon January 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti meant "anyone?"
    pocketvisionon January 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt explains why she doesn't record most of her songs, at least why she doesn't record her deeper songs, because they're her passion and she doesn't want people covering them, or parodying them, or manipulating them in anyway.
    ThePorcupinesHarpon February 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne thing is pretty clear from this song: Regina Spektor wishes she had a band. I also think the reason is pretty clear: people love her for her music, but once the music is recorded, they can listen to it whenever they want and it doesn't matter to them what happens to her. She wants a band because she wants people who care about her for reasons other than her music.
    runningincircles72on July 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!

    Shouldn't there be "Middle East kitchen" instead of "Middle of this kitchen"?
    Tymu888on February 14, 2013   Link

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