"If I Cut My Hair, Hawaii Will Sink" as written by and Goddard Alsop....
You keep tugging on my shirt,
Just to pull me closer.
One single step at a time.
Your skin against mine.
I can just feel you wondering.
Fit to be tied,

Fit to be tied.
Fit to be, fit to be tied.

I feel weak.
Thrown in wide open spaces.
We turn ourselves inside out,
Expose what we're afraid to see.

And I know what you're thinking.
I tell myself.
I keep pulling
I keep pulling

Now grown numb.
Petrified, I think.
No, no you don't mean it.
You simply say it, because you like the way that it sounds

I feel weak.
Thrown in wide open spaces.
We turn ourselves inside out,
Expose what we're afraid to see.

And I know what you're thinking.
I feel weak,
And I give up.
And I give up.
Sell it well.
C'mon and sell it, sell it.
Sell it well.
C'mon and sell it, sell it.
I feel weak

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"If I Cut My Hair, Hawaii Will Sink" as written by Craigery Owens Bradley Bell


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    General Commentalixo15 sort of touched on what I was going to say, about the whole sex thing. I think this song is about a first time committing the deed. To me, the meaning of the song is similar to Sic Transit Gloria by Brand New. The speaker in this song is so incredibly awed by this girl that when things get heated between them he succumbs to temptation for the first time. Now my theory is that this girl is either not a virgin or doesn't care as deeply about the speaker as he cares about her. So she says thinks like I love you in the heat of the moment just to get things going (you simply say it because you like the way that it sounds).

    Then I think it ends up turning into a routine event for them. The speaker begins to find out that the girl is only after the physical aspect of the relationship and doesn't feel as strongly as he does. He wants to just get away from her because it's tearing him apart, but the physical attraction keeps pulling him back in and he can't fight it (I feel weak, thrown in wide open spaces, etc...)

    Oh, and one last thing, I think the "Sell it to me" part is the speaker cynically pointing out that he knows she's only pretending to care about him and putting on an act so she can still benefit from the physical part of their relationship.

    That's my take on it. By the way, if people think it's so self explanitory, why not enlighten everyone as to your interpretation? This site was created so people could share their interpretations of songs, not so people could say, "Hey, I know what this song means. Figure it out for yourself."

    I didn't say that to step on any toes, but I think it's more interesting when people share their thoughts, even if you think it's obvious what it means.

    Good song. Peace.
    youresolastspringon November 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhy is everyone saying that the meaning is self explanitory? i personally don't think it's that at all..
    & there's no "fit to be free" part at the beginning? lol.
    aprilemayjuneon September 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell the song is pretty self explanatory...I love this new album! Every song is phenomenal! Chiodos are so incredible!
    Quit_Lollygaggingon September 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm guessing he's talkin about OCD, which may have been guessing the obvious
    JonProon September 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat ever happened to the chiodos that didn't believe in choruses?
    i mean, theyre still as equally an awesome band, but the fact that they were against the normality of it all just made it that much better.
    picneec13on September 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe best song on BPB, imo
    but does ne one no what the tilte means?
    and it's weird that they have a song with hawaii and alaska in the titles
    devinxdisasteron September 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshot in the dark here..
    but what i think this song sounds like to me is that craig, or whoever the guy is, is with this girl. the girl expresses that she loves him, but he's uncertain of her intentions, or of his own, and thinks that she's just saying it for the sake of wanted to be loved herself. ("you simply say it
    because you like the way that it sounds")
    with that, he feels uncomfortable with the situation.. which is what i think the "i feel weak" part of the song is. or it could be that he is so torn between believing that she loves him or not. dunno.
    but for the most part, the guy in this situation isn't sold on her proclaimed love for him, so he is very hesitant and refuses to believe her.
    and for the "fit to be tied" part? tied? married? ahha .. it's a stretch, but it sort of makes sense i suppose.
    so all-in-all .. i'm thinking of a very unstable relationship in this song. i could be very wrong, but whatever.
    aprilemayjuneon September 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is one of the stand outs on BPB for me
    i love the 'fit to be free' part at the begining. just amazing,
    gave me goosebumps the first time i heard it!!

    yeah and the meaning is pretty much self explainitory
    no.hxc.dancingon September 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy mistake. i meant 'fit to be tied'
    no.hxc.dancingon September 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really dont think this is that self-explanitory...

    but yeah..i think its about denial and having to face the truth
    music_fan_addicton September 27, 2007   Link

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