One day laser beams will cure my sight
Negative five, that's pretty much blind,
I wanna see things, you know
Stare so deep into the laptop light
Sip your coffee and stare,
Like you got something to say
But you can't say it cause it just 'aint there anymore
The black premonition flexed in his mind
Conversed with absolute time,
And space
And time and space,
And time and space,
And nothing really matters anymore

You can't say, don't ever say it
It's not tangible, it's not even relevant
A warm hand, a short skirt
A soft blanket, a trusty appliance
A fifty-seven in mathematics and science
An oxygen mask
They stick it and they never come back
Never come back anymore

Are you with me
Or am I wrong?
The silly old songs
Do they mean anything or am I just wrong
Am I just wrong
Am I just wrong
How did I ever get so god damn dumb
A foreign lick from a familiar tongue
It's not one you love, but it's familiar enough
Mouthful of teeth chewed up and spit on the ground
When I speak, I'm all words, just wide naked sound
Carelessly rendered and scattered around
Random, animal
Clumsily stitched together
Forever alien and forever altered
Floating in absolute time and space
And time and space
And time and space and nothing really matters anymore



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    General CommentThese lyrics are wrong. It ought to be

    "A vague premonition flexing its might"

    And

    "When I speak, are my words just wide naked sound"

    Seriously who wrote this?
    dgrahamon July 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think the first stanza is talking about, oh its amazing! laserbeams can cure my sight, but then all you do is sit and stare at your laptop, sip coffee and pretend liek you should have something to say, and that really, you were better off blind
    and about the black promonition, I believe hes talking about the fate of the world, and nothing really matters anymore


    "You can't say, don't ever say it" - if you can't admit you love me, then just don't say it

    "It's not tangible, it's not even relevant" - whoever wants to be loved realizes its a just a thought, just a want, and its not releveant, lol
    "A warm hand, a short skirt" -self explanetory
    A soft blanket, "a trusty appliance" - penisssss
    A fifty-seven in mathematics and science - past grades
    "An oxygen mask
    They stick it and they never come back
    Never come back anymore" - this reminds me of people who are put on life support, usually die anyway, but thats just me

    Are you with me - I think hes talking to the crowd in some sense
    Or am I wrong? - and asks if hes wrong about his lyrics, because lyrics mean alot about who writes them
    The silly old songs - his songs
    Do they mean anything or am I just wrong - is it just jibberish or what
    Am I just wrong
    Am I just wrong

    and the rest I don't really have time to define, not liek it matters if i do or not

    this song is amazing though
    I love wintersleeps vocals, its music in itself
    not just words
    challenged elsaon November 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe vague premonition flexed in its might
    The Patient...(sn)on January 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAre you with me
    Or am I wrong?
    The silly old songs
    Do they mean anything or am I just wrong

    I don't personally think he's talking to the audience at this part. It seems like he's talking to someone he cares about but he's not sure if they care about him.
    It's like he wants to know if the songs are actually about him or if they're just songs and he's over reaching.
    technologicon January 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like nihilism to me. Maybe men just want to be silly and goofy like children and they feel completely overwhelmed by all the technology? But they like the technology and think it's cool but it's hard to keep up with it. Maybe they're stressed and they like having that nice short skirt but the girl doesn't really mean that much but they keep her around because it's comfortable to them. Or because they don't want to hurt them? Who knows...
    perhapspsychologyon January 13, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionI think it has to do with the over dependence on technology and the idea that having an "online relationship" could be more comfortable for many people then actually having a face to face interaction.

    I get that impression from, my interpretation of, these three lines:

    "It's not tangible, it's not even relevant
    A warm hand, a short skirt
    A soft blanket, a trusty appliance"

    What's not tangible or even relevant is an actual interaction with the person on the other end, and the trusty appliance is the computer. And yet it seems like that they actually know each other and can have intimacy even though they will never actually meet.
    Oridon June 27, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningSounds like an existential crisis if I ever heard one in song. :P
    Lalaruon October 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti don't know. just reading these lyrics, though, gives me a little shiver. gives me chills.
    TheWrongGirlon December 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTHE SONG IS ABOUT A PERSON REALIZING HIS LIFE IS A JOKE
    HE FEELS HE IS A FAILURE IN ALMOST EVERYTHING:
    PHYSICALLY (-5 ITS PRETTY MUCH BLIND)

    CAREER (57 IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE)

    RELATIONSHIPS(FOREIGN LICK FROM A FAMILIAR TONGUE, ITS ONE YOU LOVE BUT ITS FAMILIAR ENOUGH) *THIS ONE HITS ME IN THE GUT*

    LONELINESS (OXYGEN MASK, THEY STICK IT AND NEVER COME BACK) AND (I'M ALL WORDS, JUST WIDE NAKED SOUND)

    THAT LAST LINE TELLS YOU TO NOT ONLY READ THE LYRICS BUT THE MUSIC ITSELF

    AS HE REFLECTS BACK AT EVERYTHING THAT DIDNT WORK OUT HE REALIZES HIS LIFE IS CAREENING DOWN INTO OBLIVION.

    THE GUITARS START OUT QUITE SLOW AND STRUCTURED BUT AS IT GOES ON ITS STARTS TO SHOW THE CHAOS WITHIN HIM AND HOW HIS LIFE IS QUICKLY LOSING CONTROL TIL IT REACHES THE END WHERE HE BECOMES ONE WITH THE VOID.

    IN THE SILENCE OF DEATH HE FINDS PEACE.
    makiavellion April 20, 2012   Link

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