Elementary eavesdropper
There are things you cannot comprehend
Did you want a kiss did you want a flower in your fist? Or was it all just make pretend?
I'll follow you until the end, I'll follow burning down your home just to rebuild it again
William I would never steal from you or any of your friends.
Adolescent eavesdropper
There are things you wish you could forget so you start to weep and drink yourself to sleep and you only kiss your cigarette


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    General CommentI guess this song could be about Ben but I dont think so. i think theres too much goin on that doesnt seem to relate to Ben. idk. its sounds to me like a song about a kid, neglected, possibly beaten by his dad.

    the song starts off as a young boy. "elementary eavedropper". the first verse just basically says he doesnt understand why he isnt loved. and the part where he says "i will follow u until the end" mean the abuse will stay with him through-out his life. which further explains the song progressing through the kids life

    the second verse is the kid grown up to an adolescent. hes trying to drink away the memories that he cant forget. the part " u only kiss ur cigarette" could be a reference to his dad (his dad never loved him) or it could be that he himself only kisses his cigarette because he was become like his dad. the line "burning down ur home, just to rebuild it again" is another example of the boy becoming his dad. the house is a metaphor for his past, but becuz he is becoming his father, he is rebuilding it again.

    the third verse starts off with him yelling at his dad.(on the offensive) basically saying his gifts will never fix what he did to him and he basically just venting all his hate and frustration asking "are u happy? how can u be? are u happy with me?"

    another example of him becoming his dad is the line "by now the roles have been reversed. so you inflict the shit you hated as a kid"

    i think when he says "i would never steal from u" thats his dad saying i would never steal ur childhood. even tho he has.
    Sargeyon September 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCORRECTED LYRICS:

    Elementary eavesdropper
    There are things you cannot comprehend
    Did you want a kiss did you want a flower in your fist? Or was it all just make pretend?
    I'll follow you until the end, I'll follow burning down your home just to rebuild it again
    William I would never steal from you or any of your friends.
    Adolescent eavesdropper
    There are things you wish you could forget so you start to weep and drink yourself to sleep and you only kiss your cigarette
    But don't we all feel sick to death? Or do we?
    You shower me with gifts , they don't fix it, I'm no purchase bastard fuck up
    Tell me right now if you find me on the offensive, for the first time help out
    Tell me right now are you happy? How can you be? Are you happy with me?
    You're an Adult eavesdropper
    And by now the roles have been reversed
    So you inflict the shit you hated as a kid
    There is only one way to break this curse
    RuleofNineson April 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think these lyrics are easy-er to go along with.



    Elementary eavesdropper
    There are things you cannot comprehend
    Did you want a kiss did you want a flower in your fist?
    Or was it all just make pretend?
    I'll follow you until the end, I'll follow

    Burning down your home
    (Burn it down)
    Just to rebuild it again
    (Burn it down)
    William I would never steal from you
    (Burn it down)
    Or anyone of your friends.

    Adolescent eavesdropper
    there are things you wish you could forget
    So you start to weep and drink yourself to sleep
    And you only kiss your cigarette

    But don't we all feel sick to death?
    Or do we?

    Burning down your home
    (Burn it down)
    Just to rebuild it again
    (Burn it down)
    William I would never steal from you
    (Burn it down)
    Or anyone of your friends.

    You shower me with gifts
    They don't fix it,
    I'm no purchase bastard; fuck up
    Tell me right now if you find me on the offensive,
    For the first time help out
    Tell me right now
    Are you happy?
    How can you be?
    Are you happy with me?

    You're an Adult eavesdropper
    by now the roles have been reversed
    so you inflict the shit you hated as a kid
    there is only one way to break this curse

    Burning down your home
    (Burn it down)
    Just to rebuild it again
    (Burn it down)
    William I would never steal from you
    (Burn it down)
    Or anyone of your friends.
    alex_34on May 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so sick, i love the riffs :)
    xxemo_kittyxxon June 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about ben and how he left them and thinks everything is fine about how he back stabbed his true friends who would neva hurt/ steal from him.
    francis said that to me after a show at toads place richmond.
    vodkakingon August 06, 2007   Link

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