??? i
i never wanted you
sleeping out on the ground tonight

and ??? now
now that i'm comin' home,

??? you
got someone to answer to.

calling out
??? the way
on your own

falling out
your companion now?

but ??? i made up my mind long ago.
i shoulda known.
i shoulda known.
i shoulda known.

??? i
i never wanted to
have to ??? lie to you

and ??? i
i ain't ashamed of you
cause ??? i
???

calling out
??? the way
on your own

fucking out
on my own

but ??? i made up my mind long ago.
i shoulda known.
i shoulda known.
i shoulda known.

that biding time's a boat to row,
that you and i shoulda known.
i shoulda known.
i shoulda known.

that ??? you
you've been called lazy boy
staring out on the bedroom wall

now anytime you feel like coming out
you ain't too proud
you ain't too proud
to say hello


Lyrics submitted by drawrof

(Biding Time Is A) Boat To Row song meanings
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    General Commentthis song was released on their tour ep.
    it was also played live on no love for ned a while back.

    stream it here:

    noloveforned.com/2005/…

    it seems impossible to figure out what he's saying.
    but all the question marks seem to be the same word repeated.
    and it sounds like some sort of name; vinny or denny or something.

    who knows.
    maybe i'm wrong.
    drawrofon July 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis the name lydia?
    soundofourboneson September 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he is saying "Debbie I"....?
    mallorypmmon March 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds like 'maybe' to me...
    kleo87on August 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyou would think it's maybe, but most of the time you can hear that whatever he's saying starts with a "d".
    drawrofon September 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti have another version (1 minute longer) where it seems he may be saying "dear" (even if sometimes it needs a bit of fantasy to make "dear" fit...)
    jaakeon September 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSeems to me that he's saying Denny. Song sounds to be about a friend rather than a lover
    AskNotWhyon August 30, 2010   Link
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    General Commentfor the kid that took a 'stab at it'...
    paste and copy a talent of yours?
    lyrics.wikia.com/…_Boat_To_Row
    aprice024on July 05, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionThis is what I think the lyrics are:

    Dilly I, I never wanted you,
    Sleepin' out on the ground tonight.
    Dilly now, now that I'm comin' home,
    Dilly, you got someone to answer to.

    Callin' out;
    Ain't no way you're on your own.
    Fallin' out;
    Your companion now.

    Dilly, I made up my mind long ago. I shoulda known. I shoulda known. Oh, I shoulda known.

    Dilly I, I never wanted to,
    Have to, oh, lie to you.
    Dilly I, I ain't ashamed a you,
    Coz Dilly, I'm professin' too.

    Callin' out;
    Ain't no way you're own your own.
    I'm fuckin' out on my own.

    But Dilly, I made up my mind long ago. I shoulda known. I shoulda known. I, I shoulda known.

    But bidin' times about to roll now.
    You and I: I shoulda known. I shoulda known. I, I shoulda known.

    But Dilly you, you've been called lazy boy,
    Starin' out on the bedroom wall.
    Now anytime you feel like comin' out,
    Ya ain't too proud, ya ain't too proud to say hello, oh.
    kiipuppyon July 08, 2013   Link
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    General CommentDilly I, I never wanted you,
    Sleepin' out on the ground tonight.
    Dilly now, now that I'm comin' home,
    Dilly, you got someone to answer to.

    Callin' out;
    Ain't no way you're on your own.
    Fallin' out;
    Your companion now.

    Dilly, I made up my mind long ago. I shoulda known. I shoulda known. Oh, I shoulda known.

    Dilly I, I never wanted to,
    Have to, oh, lie to you.
    Dilly I, I ain't ashamed a you,
    Coz Dilly, I'm professin' too.

    Callin' out;
    Ain't no way you're own your own.
    I'm fuckin' out on my own.

    But Dilly, I made up my mind long ago. I shoulda known. I shoulda known. I, I shoulda known.

    But bidin' time's a boat to row, ah.
    You and I: I shoulda known. I shoulda known. I, I shoulda known.

    But Dilly you, you've been called lazy boy,
    Starin' out on the bedroom wall.
    Now anytime you feel like comin' out,
    Ya ain't too proud, ya ain't too proud to say hello, oh.
    kiipuppyon July 08, 2013   Link

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