"Slow to Learn" as written by and Andy Hull....
She's in the corner dealing the cards
She looks around and round
And slowly puts her poker face on
She's such a tease, a tease
It's just about the one thing she knows
The only way to get the certain thing she already owns
You know she always gets them somehow by the way that she moves
It's how she's reaching the goal
The goal is finally scored
But she is never alone
She looks again at her watch
Watch her as she will pretend
That she is harmless and nice
...

You're slow to learn
That you can't win with her
No, no
You're slow to learn
That you can't win with her
No, no

She's baffled but she swears she's secure
The insecurity has gone and gotten the best of her
The best has yet to come
We know just how the story will end
We know about the drinks, the smokes, and half an hour boyfriends
You think they really love you
Loving in this case is the cure
The cure is never really present when you're speaking with her
It's really getting to her ...
And are you missing the note?
The note is C flat, but G sharp
She's sharper but she don't blow
She's sinking to the bottom

You're slow to learn
That you can't win with her
No, no
You're slow to learn
That you can't win with her
No, no

Staring at a form that bleeds
This scene is dark and dreary
Tears are overflowing to me
Me of the ordinary girl
But she always knew that she was
She wasn't ordinary
Special was the meaning of course
How they would describe her

...
The end is coming closer
Looking, and she's ready to go
Let's go take lots of pictures
Maybe some would sell in the end
Turn into something that will end up being quite ...
My god, does no one love you?

You're slow to learn
That you can't win with her
You're slow to learn
That you can't win with her
Oh, oh
You're slow to learn
That you can't win with her
You're slow to learn
That you can't win with her


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  • +2
    General CommentI'VE GOT IT!
    after "That she is harmless and nice"
    it says
    "but really the incident"

    yay :D
    wolfwolfwolfon June 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Turn into something that will end up being quite ..."

    ... = permanent

    that's what it sounds like and that's what makes the most sense!
    pepper1on September 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like he sings "half-an-hour boyfriends"
    foolish-hippieon July 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwtf this one is so good and only one comment?
    tetsco!on November 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is hard to make out...buut...i think it the first verse says "that she is harmless and nice but with malicious intent..." ??? i honestly dont know.

    fave line is the way he says "my god does no one love you?" at their live show, my ex and i made eye contact from across the room just as andy sang this line...i guess we were both thinking that about each other.
    MattEllaon January 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshe's baffled but she swears she's secure.
    i think.
    pimpmylizon February 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso amazing..
    Brit0tany4on April 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthere's what i've got:
    staring at a *forearm* that bleeds

    maybe some would sell in the end
    *the end is something that could end up being quite remanant*
    (is remanent a word? haha.)

    i have absolutely no clue about the last line in the first verse.
    fghtffyrdmns09on April 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamongst all the 'indie' including the rest of manchester orchestra's collection, this song is by far the most catchy and most enjoyable to listen to. There has been a 4 day stretch where i literally cant get this song out of my head, that says something to me.
    Thank you Alternative Press magazine for introducing me.
    possumkingdom85on May 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the kind of girl who will flirt with you and make you feel something special. Then you'll give her what she wants, even if it's just attention and validation, and then she'll move on. You're just another 'half an hour boyfriend'.
    smc84on May 29, 2008   Link

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