"Geography" as written by and Thao Nguyen....
Oh, geography
Is gonna make a mess of me
Oh, geography
Is gonna make a mess of me

My my mouth
A confessional cannon
Run away from me
With the most reckless of abandon

Are you unhappy for me?
I am unhappy for you
All I can think to do
Get you get you get you
Good good good good

But I don’t know
What I don’t know
Well I don’t know
What I don’t know
Oh, oh

Fire compels
Fire consumes
You are a cheater
You are too fireproof
You are fireproof
I am a smoky plume I am
Climb a ladder up to
Your bedroom

But I don’t know
What I don’t know
Well I don’t know
What I don’t know
Oh, oh

My blood is thin
With aspirin
I throw you in
I throw you in
My blood is thin
With aspirin
I throw you in
I throw you in
I throw you in


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    General Commenti've always associated it with a long distance relationship, but here's what thao nguyen has to say about this song on daytrotter:

    “A more straight-forward song about wanting someone—badly. You know those people who you are certain will fuck your shit up, but you try for them anyway. This song is hard to play live because I can’t ever hear my guitar line for it and sometimes I confuse my fingers. Also, Adam sings back-up on this one, and goes much higher than I can. A curiosity, for sure.”
    SparklingLemonadeon March 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGeography = landscape of emotional distance? Perhaps?

    Geography = expanse of the body?
    huyon February 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone hears laura veirs singing in this one?
    or am i the only one? :)
    narcolepsyson March 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think geography just refers to physical distance between the narrator and the person they are obsessed with, they even envision themselves rising up to their room like smoke. I think fire is being used as a metaphor for love, so being `fireproof`is a cute way of saying they don`t feel the same way.
    U4iaon August 11, 2008   Link

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