We were just across the table
But we're worlds apart.
Looking back now it's clear that we weren't so smart.
But, you found the lover, inside this fighter.
And we found god inside a kickass one nighter.

But that was long ago, and i owe you money.
But buisness is slow, sounds kind of funny.
There you go calling me hunny.
Though, I think you know, you'll never see me again.

In the same old house, two different people.
Same drops of blood still light the path.
To what used to be us hanging in the hallway.
Now just shreds of paper and shards of glass.

I'm not in the buisness of bursting bubbles,
but blowing you now take more gum than I can chew.
Well, don't press your luck, unless you want a pitty fuck.
But I think that'd be the wrong way, to hold on to yesterday.

But that was long ago, and i owe you money.
But buisness is slow, sounds kind of funny.
There you go calling me hunny.
Though, I think you know, you'll never see me again.

In the same old house, two different people.
Same drops of blood still light the path.
To what used to be us hanging in the hallway.
Now just shreds of paper and shards of glass.

You burst through that gate.
I stood up straight.
You poured some wine, I drank yours and mine.
You took my breath and tied up my tongue.
Yea, you were the one to lower my gun.
You were the one to lower my gun.
You were the one to lower my gun.

But that was long ago, and i owe you money.
But buisness is slow, sounds kind of funny.
There you go calling me hunny.
Though, I think you know, you'll never see me again.




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    General CommentThis is, by far, my favorite Jay Brannan song. All of his songs.. no, let me rephrase that.. musical compositions are amazing, but there is something particularly spectacular about this one. he uses the most beautiful note combinations, stuff you could never make work anywhere else. it amazes me.
    musictothedeafon September 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLyrics-wise, I think it's about an old one-night stand. The guy saved him by getting through to him when he most needed it. Convinced him in a way to keep going on ('lowered my gun').

    Guy looks him up again hoping to 'rekindle' it, but Jay (?don't even know if it's autobiographical haha) doesn't feel the same way anymore. It was a much needed and much appreciated helping hand when he was down but he just doesn't feel the same way anymore.

    Possibly the guy has gained weight (the bubble gum reference) or something. But either way it's not just the same anymore. Song's kinda sad (for the guy) but honest (for Jay). It's really about how a single event (in this case, the one night stand) can hold different significance for different people.
    S14on March 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song of Jay's. I haven't been able to stop listening to it. (Although I do think it has some rough areas, the brilliant ones more than make up for them.)

    As far as meaning I know there are mentions to one-night stands, but I think of this as a relationship gone the way of most (i.e. badly). I think it started as a one-night stand that turned into a relationship. His references to a "same old house" and an "us" in the hallway lead one to believe that he's referring to a relationship rather than just a quick bedroom thing. I take the "shreds of paper" and "shards of glass" to refer to pictures taken of them together that they hang in the hallway and which he uses as a metaphor to describe his destroyed relationship.

    The guy singing the song obviously owes his partner something. He calls him the one to "lower his gun" and how he "owes him money". But seems to be unable to stay or return to the relationship even though he knows the other guy was there for him when he needed it.
    rhapsody86on January 20, 2011   Link

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