If you grew up with white boys
Who only look at black and Puerto Rican porno
Cause they want something that their dad don't got
Then you know where you're at

Mortaring your earholes shut in a rush with wet coke
In a Starbucks bathroom with the door closed
On booze, I'm left in residue and confused
Like the first time you used soft water
Down on my luck, caught unaware
Like Houdini when the last fist struck

If I'm sinking in, laughing at something sunken in, I am.

Sucking dick for drink tickets
At the free bar at my cousin's bat mitzvah
Cutting the punch line and it ain't no joke
Devoid of all hope, circus mirrors and pot smoke
Picking fights on dyke night
With shirlies and lokes and snatching purses

Doing Elton on karaoke and forgetting all the verses
Blowing kisses to disinterested bitches
Playing lead lay in a bad way on Broadway
Sending sexy SMS's to my exes new man cause i can
On the road trying to break an old van
Eating pussy for new fangs, I am, what the hell
Using Purell till my hands bleed and swell
Missing Mel at a Motel 6, I'm unwell, if

If I'm sinking in, laughing at something sunken in, I am.

It feels exciting, touching your handwriting
Getting horny by reading it and repeating poor me
Intently staring at the picture of your feet on the sticker
At the R. Crumb exhibit, I wonder who's sicker

Jerking off in an art museum john till my dick hurts
The kind of shit I won't admit to my head shrinker
Not even in a whisper to my own little sister
I just act like a dick and talk shit when I'm with her

Aught six, I'll say the Friday before Easter
Was not good, I cried to myself in the pisser
And with you in the front row at the Silver Jews show
And you act like you didn't notice, my fear of the bear
At Showbiz Pizza when I saw six was overwhelming and not dissimilar to this

If I'm sinking in, laughing at something sunken in, I am.

At Jacob Han's on tour I wake up
Hung over on a hardwood floor
From a dream about how your dress
Hangs off of your little breasts
I'd rather be dead than call this song
"How I lost your respect" but god bless or get neglected
And I'll see you when the sun sets east, don't forget me


Lyrics submitted by oh ok, edited by Mellow_Harsher, absynthewillow, johnsinger

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    General CommentOh! I just got that! Cutting the punch line and it ain't no joke! He means a literal line for the punch bowl, but he's cutting the "punchline".

    Piss.
    The Tallest Manon April 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"down on my luck, caught unaware
    like houdini when the last fist struck"
    What a line.
    This song is so vivid.
    Coowon February 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's like a weird cultural divide...those kids who grew up going to Showbiz and those who only know it as Chuck E Cheese. Anyway, this song destroys me in the worst way. The sick, horrifying existence of memory on all of the best things that are now completely untouchable.
    heroinhotwateron April 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe only kind of a 'lovesong' i could ever digest
    brokenbiscuiton September 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentRight before I listened to this song today, I read that one of the final signs of the Last Judgement in Islam is the sun rising in the West (and presumably setting in the East?). After this sign of the End Times occurs, repentance for one's sins is not accepted. I doubt it has anything to do with the song, but I thought it was a pretty interesting aside, so I thought I'd share.
    janeaparis1on July 29, 2011   Link
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    General Commentonly a couple i made:

    if i'm sinking in, [this is how it sounds to me at least] laughing at something sunken in, i am
    ...
    at the r. crumb [crumb is a fairly famous comic artist] exhibit, i wonder who's sicker
    ...
    ought six[as in '06, as in 2006], i'll say the friday before easter
    ...
    [im not sure exactly how this section actually goes but i took a stab at it]
    and you act like you didn't notice (my fear of the bear[?]
    at [someone's?]) pizza when i was six was overwhelming and not dissimilar to this
    zumicroomon January 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful seriously
    cupojoe7on January 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthanks man, all made sense

    and after a little searching "fear of the bear at showbiz pizza" makes sense

    rock_afire.tripod.com/sppcollect/dolls/…

    i mean look at it
    oh okon January 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's "Singing elton on karaoke and forgetting all the verses" isn't it?
    Benladenon January 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome more possible corrections:

    "Eating pussy for new fans"

    "Missing Mel at a Motel 6."
    james85on February 14, 2008   Link

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