I wear women's underwear
And then I go to strike a pose in my full length mirror
I cross my legs just like a queer
But my libido is strong when a lady is near, ya
What defines a straight man's straight?
Is it the boxer in the briefs or a twelve ounce steak?
I tell you what a women loves most
It's a man who can slap but can also stroke

Goin' in the wind is an eddy of the truth and it's naked
It's verbatim and it's shakin'
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no more getting' elated
No more listless invitations

I live by a hospital, And every day I go out walking past its sickly windows
I see people dying there
But my tender age makes it hard to care
Incinerator and a big smoke stack
It's a phallic symbol and it makes me laugh
All I need is a heart attack
C'mon, humble my bones with a Cardiac

For the love of fuck
For the sake of Pete
Did you ever really think you'd love a guy like me?
I am the rooster in the morning
I'm the cock of the day
I'm the boxer in the briefs
I'm a twelve ounce steak

Ya, it's verbatim
And ya, and it's naked
And ya, and it's shakin'
It shakes, shakes shakes,

Lyrics submitted by causewitheffect, edited by B3Ndrowned

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    Song MeaningI agree with LoveIsAPlace on the first verse and how it's questioning perceptions of "normal" sexuality. To say a bit more about the shaky verbatim and change in the air, I think this is referring to gender stereotypes. The verbatim is the stereotype, repeated ad nauseum that, for example, anyone in drag is queer. It's shaking now because society is becoming more liberal and all these idiosyncrasies people have are now being accepted for what they are, natural.
    hereticprideon April 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYeah, missing a majorly cool line.

    And it's pretty plain to see the meaning.

    It's a stand about how a guy doesn't have to eat nails for breakfast to still dig chicks, and about loving a sort of backwards guy, which is truly what girls want. "A man who can slap but can also stroke."

    It also speaks about how change is in the air, and they have to deal with the hard facts. "Goin' in the wind is an eddy of the truth and it's naked"

    Verbatim means a direct quote, so that means that the truth is a straight quote, rolling on an eddy, or a mini cyclone.
    LoveIsAPlaceon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthaha I love it
    Bernoullion October 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMissing the line
    "I live by a hospital"
    before "and every day I got out walking..."
    illuminatedon November 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAgreed with LoveIsAPlace's analysis. Oh man this is such a cool, catchy song, it's been stuck in my head all day xD I love how Mother Mother uses the sounds of syllables to their advantage.

    I'm going to address a few lines here:

    "Goin' in the wind is an eddy of the truth and it's naked
    It's verbatim and it's shakin'
    No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no more getting' elated"

    This and the verse with the hospital and smokestack makes this more of a melancholy song for me. The "eddy of the truth" seems to suggest that the farther away the wind takes the facts, the more they get distorted. So we're left with a "shaky verbatim" that can't be taken at face value. Maybe that's the way the world is going, where things can easily get out of hand?

    Not sure how "listless invitations" relates to that, though;;;
    doublelollyon September 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentso damn gooood.
    peaceasyon March 30, 2010   Link

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