All aboard
Last train leaving for Tennessee, Ohio

I burnt my tongue
It fucked me up for days
Her roommate said
She hadn’t seen her for some time

She told me something
Then asked me for advice
No, I couldn’t point her in any direction

Shoulders roll with the dunes
I found a way of life where no one matters
Now it flows from my mouth
Like a stroke down memory lane

Yes, sir

My ears perk up
When they mention my name
My fingers move
In my pockets for fun

Oh, I ain't getting married
Without a bottle in both hands
And a ring that shows allegiance
To anything but what we have

Shoulders roll with the dunes
I found a way of life where no one matters
Now it flows from my mouth
Like a stroke down memory lane

You got to love someone, got to love someone


Lyrics submitted by Deviot86, edited by elater

Dustin Hoffman Quits Bathroom and Climbs a Tree song meanings
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    General CommentThis is my favorite song on the CD.

    It sounds slightly country. I think it's a pessimistic song about having had your girlfriend leave you because you said some things you shouldn't have. "I burnt my tongue, it fucked me up for days."
    focusophobicon March 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a great, great album.

    my favorite of Montreal album.
    abgcunited11on May 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about being able to talk about a difficult time in one's personal history without getting caught up in the emotions of the memory. "Now it flows from my mouth/Like a stroll down memory lane." What was once an emotionally charged topic can now be recited in a detached manner.
    Hesioneon April 25, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI love the intro to this song but it's definitely not tennessee, ohio
    Fuggnucketon March 26, 2015   Link

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