He was the king of random fancy
An incorrigible flirt
He liked to try to put her on a pedestal
Just so he could look up her skirt
But he's changin'

And she is nobody's girlfriend--she doesn't mind
Dormant desires which are better kept clandestine

He captured her imagination
A brutal vista on the map
She thought she felt her will break
But it was the weather
From a chilling wind to a full-fledged cold snap

We will be lazy with our language
And comfortable with our clothes off
We will say just what we have in mind

And she's still nobody's girlfriend--she doesn't mind
Dormant desires which are better kept clandestine
The way you want it is just the way it's going to be

That's the way you want it
It's just the way it's going to be
The only version you'll see
Me--oh, I still see the broken-up
Broken up, broken down
Broken up, broken down
do do do do...

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    My InterpretationMy favorite song from one of my all time fav bands. The music blows me away every time. Lyrically, it's pure poetry. After reading through it I got a sense of what he's trying to say so here's what I've come up with:

    A promiscuous man sets his sights on a woman he's uncontrollably drawn to. But she's like him, just fucking around, and after getting with her, she drops him and moves on, breaking his heart. The lyric "Dormant desires which are better kept clandestine" is how he's feeling, wishing he had never let his desire for her be known because now he has to carry the sting of rejection forever.

    There's two versions of this song, get the one off Dead Sea Scrolls, it's brilliant.
    CalaveraDangeron December 14, 2009   Link

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