I am your neighbor I can see you
I got these blinds that I peek through
And when you're crying
I see your tears fall down
They're making oceans
That in I
Sink and drown

I feel I know you
I feel I know you well
I saw you go through
I saw you go through hell
I was there when you
First let euphoria
Spill on your bed sheets
I could feel
What you felt

Do you feel used?
Well I would too, I would too
Oh,And would you use me
Like I did you?
Oh you would too

I am your neighbor
I can hear you
I got this tin can
With a string through
And when you're crying
I hear your shaking breath
And when you're lying
I hear your heart confess oh no

Time's slipping away
Cuz I see your moving signs everyday
You got your things in your boxes
Your oven's always cold
You'll leave me all alone with just a
Empty peep hole

Do you feel used?
Well I would too, I would too
And would you use me
Like I did you?
Oh you would too




Lyrics submitted by causewitheffect, edited by catcando75

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  • +2
    Song MeaningSince nobody's given an interpretation, this is a great song from the perspective of a peeper. A next door neighbor who spies through a peephole to watch the life of the person next door. It seems the peeper starts to fixate on the neighbor.

    "And when you're crying
    I see your tears fall down
    They're making oceans
    That in I
    Sink and drown"

    He empathizes with the neighbor and over time, feels as though he's actually a part of their life, even though he's just a creepy peeper.

    "I feel I know you
    I feel I know you well
    I saw you go through
    I saw you go through hell

    I was there when you
    First let euphoria
    Spill on your bed sheets
    I could feel
    What you felt"

    I love this part. I believe "euphoria" spilled on the bed sheets refers to masturbation of sex. An organism basically and from "I could feel what you felt" it suggests that the peeper probably wanked to this. What a great, subtle way to describe it, honestly great lyrics.

    I think the peeper realizes how creepy his actions are as it says:
    "Do you feel used?
    Well I would too, I would too"

    Yet he justifies it with:

    "Oh,And would you use me
    Like I did you?
    Oh you would too"

    In the end, the neighbor moves away, perhaps without ever realizing the person next door's intimate knowledge of them, and the peeper is left alone with his "empty peephole".
    samanthajpon June 01, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe that anyone has yet to comment on this great song. I need to hear more of this band, but this track, I just love it. Singing reminds me of a Frank Black, Gordon Gano hybrid or something. Hail Canadian Alt-Rock!
    mocoohay_taon September 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was there when you
    First let euphoria

    are you sure it's euphoria? I always hear "first let your fury out".
    drmnon January 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno, maybe you're right, "euphoria" seems to make more sense when you consider the next line
    drmnon January 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone else thing that crazy little 2- or 3-bar blues solo should have been continued??? that would've MADE the song
    predicateon March 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwonderful. i prefer touch up to o my heart any day.
    peaceasyon March 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol voyeurism.
    perfect song.
    peaceasyon March 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. The band is amazing. There's a video for this song on youtube, and its okay, except I never imagined the song being a guy talking to a girl. Don't know why, because it seems like a creepy neighbour would probably be a man.
    maneatingmangoon November 07, 2010   Link

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