"Angry Afternoon" as written by and Noah Georgeson....
Always angry afternoon
Words warp weeping out of tune
He beats beating the
He beats me down
It beats me down

Hands hold
Hands that hold down knees
A shade shades dripping from the trees
See sea seeing the sea
Sees me drown it
Sees me drown

Straight lines and curling claws
I'm stretched thin as a rope
One hand tied to the mountains
One hand tied to the coast

Straight lines and curling claws
I'm stretched thin as a rope
One hand tied to the mountain
One hand tied to the coast


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    General CommentThis song has such an addictive intro and is, like the rest of the album, sublime. I just love it - one of my most-played tracks! One thing though - is it not heat that beats him down in the first verse? (always though it was)
    mcguirceon January 30, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Heat beats me down" I suppose does make more sense, since it makes it fit more with the second verse.

    I think that the song is about a kid being tied between his parents after a divorce, one parent on the mountain and one on the coast. When I thought it was "he beats me down" I thought he was just straight out saying that his father beat him. Hope I was wrong about that.
    mr_mikeon February 09, 2008   Link

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