Nonstop talk
It’s eleven o’clock
There’s a line coming out the door
I’m not feeling it
But I swore I’d go

Thrift shop
Rock a little light on a cock
All the kids screaming out for more
I’m not getting it
I’d swear I’ve been here before

How can you rap
For all that sunset?
The sequin still isn’t done
And I’d like to know
You get me

Third full sip (?)
Off the straight line tip
Just one now, but I want more
Another, promise me
Thrown out the door

Through a bloodshot haze
Watch the day get paid
Find a friend, ask him take me home
And could you stay awhile
Now I can’t be alone

How can you rap
For all that sunset?
The sequin still isn’t done
And I’d like to know
You get me

How can you rap
For all that sunset?
The sequin still isn’t done yet
I’d like to know
You get me


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Irish Goodbye song meanings
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    General CommentThis is so hard to understand, but it's terribly catchy.

    I'm pretty sure it's sequence, not sequins.

    Third full sip (?)
    Off the straight line tip
    Just one other hour more
    Another promise made
    Thrown out the door

    Can anyone understand the words to the freestyle? It's pretty rad.
    liquidclockson March 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthahaha this song rules. i don't really get it though. anyone up for analyzing it?
    let uss be freeon March 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe freestyle by Rig (is this Clark Baechle, or what?) is hard to understand for sure, but I have my aural interpretation:



    proto-topical combo won't be remembered tomorrow
    on a rival, recited Eifels/eye-fulls(?)
    insightful trifle, eyes closed
    exposed to idle chatter when night falls
    goodnight, ya'll

    hard not to ignore, already out the door
    with an irish goodbye now
    unintended to listen to attempts to
    mask glass intentions
    indicitave with the sunset's conviction
    at will on the decline
    uphill, headspill off a mental treadmill
    shatter the sequins from a standstill
    keep it real
    southboundpachydermon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song on the new album. I think it's a description of a night life scene, like at a night club. (This is going to be really long btw, lol.)

    "Nonstop talk
    It’s eleven o’clock
    There’s a line coming out the door
    I’m not feeling it
    But I swore I’d go"

    This reminds me of a long line of people waiting to get into a club, and how this normally isn't her type of scene, but she promised she would go.

    "Thrift shop
    Rock a little light on a cock
    All the kids screaming out for more
    I’m not getting it
    I’d swear I’ve been here before"

    These are the most confusing lines to me. I debate about whether she means these things in a literal way, and is referring to sexual behavior, or if it's some kind of metaphor. I don't understand the first two lines, but the ones to follow sound like the way younger adults act, how they typically go to clubs to pick up people and have sex with them. The line "I'm not getting it" could either refer to her lack of understanding of the situation, or a literal way of saying she isn't getting laid, lol. I don't think that's the case though, it's just a possibility. *shrugs*


    "How can you rap
    For all that sunset?
    The sequence still isn’t done
    And I’d like to know
    You get me"

    The lines that have to do with rap I see as a commentary on the genre of music. The line "how can you rap for all that sunset?" seems like a way of saying "how can you rap for all that hardship?" which can refer to the way rappers take a life of crime and little opportunity and glamorize it with their music. I don’t understand the lines that follow.

    “Third full sip (?)
    Off the straight line tip
    Just one now, but I want more
    Another, promise me
    Thrown out the door”

    These lines describe her desire for alcohol, and how she keeps drinking, and eventually she is thrown out of the club.
    “Through a bloodshot haze
    Watch the day get paid
    Find a friend, ask him take me home
    And could you stay awhile?
    Now I can’t be alone”

    She is having trouble seeing; a side effect of being drunk. She finds a friend to drive her home, and she doesn’t want to be by herself, so she asks him/her for some company.


    And that's all I've got so far.
    LunaFlyon June 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh, and I forgot to mention in my previous post that my theory for the rap related lines is that she heard rap music while at the club, and that is what she was thinking while listening to the music and watching other people.
    LunaFlyon June 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe rapper in the song is Ian McElroy, Conor's cousin, AKA Rig.
    freneticon August 20, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningAccording to this interview, the lyric is actually "rep" and not "rap":

    laist.com/2008/11/20/…

    Interesting!
    largogirlon November 20, 2008   Link

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