"Useless Trinkets" as written by and Mark O. Everett....
Look at that picture on the wall
And what do you see?
The eyes of a goat in a cowboy suit
Lookin' like me

The attic is smoldering
The hallways bleed
And the basement is full of useless trinkets
That I don't need

I need you to know I'm not insane
I know where I go I'm not afraid
To leave behind a place like this

So if you need to look away
If you feel a little sick
You don't have to be afraid
I'll show you a trick

The porch is a rusty cage
The garden's a weed
And the basement is full of useless trinkets
That I don't need

I need you to know I'm not insane
I know where I go I'm not afraid
To leave behind a place like this


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    General CommentI can't claim to understand it, but this song makes me so sad.
    42 stepson February 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI suspect it's about E cleaning out his old family home, and all the emotional baggage that the process entails.
    Eamonon February 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all, thanks for getting the words down. Even hearing them, I couldn't make them out. But these seem to make sense.

    I guess what makes it so sad is the "trick" mentioned in the song.

    In order to make leaving it (the past, the house) all behind more palatable, the listener is asked to join in pretending that it's something not just mildly unpleasant, but actually kind of horrifying.
    42 stepson February 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo problem. As soon as my copy of USELESS TRINKETS arrived in the mail, I thought, "If I don't transcribe these new suckers, who will?"
    Eamonon February 28, 2008   Link

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