"Dumb Animals" as written by and Fair....
Oh how you're so pretty
Paint my baby's face over your black eye
Trash from the city
Drifts through the parking lot
and floats up to the sky

Uh huh
Uh huh
Uh huh

Uh huh
Uh huh
Uh huh

And I thought of you
When the eyes of dumb animals
Shone in their lights
My hearts so blue
And I'm a dumb animal
I'm just waiting to die.

Uh huh
Uh huh
Uh huh

Uh huh
Uh huh
Uh huh

I sit on the ground
And turn off the miracle electric light
And nobody got found (there)
The stars are so high


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    General CommentI think its about a mistake that someone makes that kills or injures some they care about
    they get off the hook cus it was a mistake but in thier heart they feel like shit ( a dumb animal)
    even tho their not being blamed
    this allso sounds like a brake up

    love the instrumental ending
    x...on May 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think these are quite the correct lyrics - I hear the second stanza as:

    And I thought of you
    When the lights of dumb animals
    Shone in their eyes
    And I'm a dumb animal
    I'm just waiting to die

    Not postive, but that's my take.

    The feeling you have when nothing makes sense anymore, you're not special - just another dumb animal waiting to die. Longing for your love, lost in the world. Very beautiful. I love the last verse. Imagine searchlights searching the sky for something/someone to rescue you/for you to rescue - but nobody gets found. All you can see are the stars so distant in the sky.

    Great band, the whole album is a brilliant piece of work. Love it.
    songyoneon September 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOops... sorry, I typed that wrong. Lemme try that again. :)

    And I thought of you
    When the eyes of dumb animals
    Shone in their lights
    My hearts so blue
    And I'm a dumb animal
    I'm just waiting to die.

    Should elaborate on my earlier post... I think the 'story' of this song is about cheating on your girlfriend (or at least contemplating it). "Paint my baby's face over your black eye" And doing it in a trashy, desolate kind of place. And feeling less than human, lost, senseless... see above.
    songyoneon September 30, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAt a show Dan said this was about debating whether to go get crystal meth late at night from a guy named Clarence who talked about Jesus and numbers or to just go home instead.
    pleasebandmeon April 23, 2008   Link

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