"The Plot" as written by and Matthew Prescott Clark Adam Kent Russell....
He gets up late
He gets upset
And I watch the whole thing happen from the foot of the bed

Well, I could stay in bed all day
Is that such an awful thing for me to say?
That's a problem and it's anybody's guess

He's not impressed
He's not impressed
I'm so whoa-o-o-o-o-o-o
I'm so whoa-o-o-o-o-o-o
I'm so whoa-o-o-o-o-o-o

When she gets home
The door is open and it's hard to wait outside when she is gone
That's a problem and ii's anybody's guess

He's not impressed
He's not impressed
I'm so whoa-o-o-o-o-o-o
I'm so whoa-o-o-o-o-o-o
I'm so whoa-o-o-o-o-o-o
Oh no

Go out and you sleep
You're hiding in the sheets
But I work hard, so we can have nice things

You're not even dressed
The house is such a mess

He's not impressed
He's not impressed
I'm so whoa-o-o-o-o-o-o
I'm so whoa-o-o-o-o-o-o
I'm so whoa-o-o-o-o-o-o


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    General CommentSounds like a home abuse situation with various viewpoints. It goes from the kid "He gets up late
    He gets upset/And I watch the whole thing happen from the foot of the bed" onto the viewpoint of the abuser "But I work hard, so we can have nice things/You're not even dressed/The house is such a mess"

    Sad. But a great song. Just heard it on Letterman for the 1st time.
    thecoldparton July 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love White Rabbits, I'm seeing them at Siren tomorrow! I wish more lyrics were posted, though.
    megafooon July 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm obsessed with this song, and I love White Rabbits.
    I should spread the word...
    abodyofenglishon July 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti don't think it necessarily has to be an abuse situation. maybe whoever "he" is is that overworked father (but i worked hard/so we can have nice things) who is overcritical of their son, and the son ("I" in these lyrics) feels that he can "ne'er-do-well", so he's stopped trying (you're not even dressed/the house is such a mess).
    skinsxchildon October 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song may be written from the point of view of a dog, living with a couple who are miserable together. the line "it's hard to wait outside when she is gone" and the fact that he/she claims to be sleeping at the foot of the bed made me think of a dog. The 'whoa-o-o-o-o-o-o's even remind me of a dog howling.

    Thoughts?
    junuson December 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAfter "I'm so whoa-o-o-o-o-o-o", I think he says "amazed" after the third time.
    scarlon January 17, 2010   Link

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