When all the knots of tension
Keep you from getting loose
Relax your love
Relax your living
And cruise past the people’s choice
And the backwoods attitudes

When you've done no sleeping
And all your dreams fall through
Relax your rush
Relax your grieving
And lose yourself in the trail
Of your woodwind solitude

Light in the corners of the room
In your eighth house is a rising moon
Better get out of here soon

Far away from the rag trade
Far away from this maritime state you’re stuck in
Relax your law
Relax your ego
And groove from the deep-sea dive
To the nose-bleed altitudes

When you divide the memories
Outside the photo booths
Relax your cause
Relax your feeling
And choose not the one that you want
But the one they just handed you

When that tequila, Guiness
Starts off to get you juiced
Relax your thoughts
Relax your breathing
And do what you want when you want
With whoever you wanted to

The sun’s eclipse, that Saturn swoons
In your eighth house is a darkened moon
Is it midnight or high noon?

Far away from this rag trade
Far away from this marathon race you’re running
Relax your costs
And dodge the zeroes
And prove what you think that you can’t
To whoever you needed to

Far away from the rag trade
Far away from this marathon state
Far away from the rag trade
Far away from this maritime state you’re stuck in


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Susan Miller Rag song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentdoes anyone else think the opening chords to this song sound a lot like pavement's "two states" ?
    spottedotson September 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits "tequila gimmicks" and isnt it "their backwards attitudes"?
    theweekendwolfon October 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is evidence that something doesn't have to be sad or morbid to be beautiful.
    CarouselOfPictureson November 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's so upbeat. good feelings
    whaleharpooneon March 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "tequila gimlets" not "tequila, Guiness".
    coldengreyon April 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow a Bright Eyes song with less then 10 comments... That's why I retreated to it. Damn people starting to like good music.
    nonnycrieson July 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso much water so close to home
    blueoftheskyon August 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits "tequila gimmicks" and isnt it "their backwards attitudes"?
    theweekendwolfon October 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdo whatever you need to come into peace, and let it lead you "far away."
    zandritaon November 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd choose not the one that you want
    But the one they just handed you

    And do what you want when you want
    With whoever you wanted to

    this is kindof contradictory because first he's saying
    do whatever someone tells you to and then
    he's saying do whatever you want whenever you want
    i guess after you've had a couple of drinks
    oh conor how i love you
    ParkerEloiseon July 07, 2008   Link

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