"Throwin' Shapes" as written by and Knudson Rose....
Maybe come with me to the coast
And watch the way the rain comes down
Out of the shadow she's more passionate
We'll watch her roll in from the south

She'll wrap her sheets around us
Forget the sun

Moving from sea to land dancing
Swinging with the boats out there
She steps on toes if she wants to
No one's saying no she wouldn't care

She'll wrap her sheets around us
Forget the sun
She'll wrap her sheets around us
She leads this one

Would you go in?
She'd have soaked us wet
Her fingers touching bare skin,
It makes you miss him

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"Throwin' Shapes" as written by Knudson Johnson


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  • +2
    General Commentohnoodles are you serious?! It makes me sad that you feel that way because I think this album is amazing and Minus The Bear are just maturing and experimenting even further with their music.
    And I think it's a very, very good thing.
    kc_accidentalon August 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think that the "her" mentioned in this song could be fog or a rainstorm, maybe that time time when you don't know if it will piss rain or not. the "sheets" could be clouds or fog that block the sun completely. since mtb is from seattle, i'm sure there are lots of places where they hang out that give a good view of a harbor or open water, which explains their mention of boats. and the line with "soaked with sweat" could be referring to condensation or something from fog. maybe im stretching things way too far, but i figured id post it.
    bgqron August 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentno, Stupendous Man, the last verse is correct the way it is.

    and i kind of think that this song is about how an ex-girlfriend is taken to the beach by a new dude who is trying to woo her and being poetic about taking her to the beach while its raining. and i think the very last verse backs up this claim.

    i think the guy refers to "her" as the storm, "Would you go in? She'd have us soaked wet."

    but to the girl, the storm reminds her of his touch. "Her fingers touching bare skin, makes you miss him."

    that's my take on this song. guy trying to impress a girl only reminds her of "his" touch.

    i can't see how any Minus the Bear fans dislike this album. or Menos El Oso for that matter. i have all their songs and i can listen to all them through and through and not be sick of it by any means. this band is seriously amazing.

    i know this next comment may get some negative feedback, but i like to think sometimes (especially after listening to Planet of Ice) that Minus the Bear is a modern Pink Floyd. seriously, listen to Lotus and tell me that it doesn't sound like a take on some Pink Floyd, it's absolutely amazing and these guys are geniuses and absolutely amazing musicians.
    waynestaticx85on June 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful.
    glorybloodon June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstarts with "maybe" not hey man

    and second stanza should be:
    moving from sea to land dancing
    swinging with the boats out there
    she steps on toes if she wants to
    no one's saying no--she wouldn't care

    and the last part before the last chorus is something like:
    would you go in?
    she is soaked with sweat or she is so..something
    fingers touching men's lips
    makes you miss him
    TheGameNeededMeon June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song by an even greater band. They rock!
    Bazilon June 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm so excited for this album to come out.

    Just pre-ordered it with all the fun stuff that is supposed to come along with it :-)
    Quailmann7on July 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI had the same feeling with Menos el Oso to be honest. It took some major adjusting to like that one. I will take a few listenthroughs to get really adjusted to this one, but I get to see them for free this semester, go free college concerts! MtB comes about once a year to FSU, I love it.
    41firstletterson August 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow i love this song
    xXHeyLushXxon August 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i agree with each album they are maturing ... i had the same problem as 41first letters, i didnt liek menos el oso as much but i loved it and same with this cd .. now i see how ridiculously good is
    othecitylightson September 20, 2007   Link

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