"Fumes" as written by and Ian Bavitz James Anthony Simon....
You ain't shit man
Your story's a joke
You should package it with a last smoke and six feet of rope

Stay awake little misfit,
Her lips wet a very particular mischief,
Sis' wiggle an index if your limbs let,
Or settle for a warm burgundy bubble out of her beak instead,

Hey,
Tequila to free the worm,
Had his liver scuba suit up on the sabbath. his personal pale rabbit,
At the hole's end her delicate mitten tipped,
For sticking pissy liquor in him every day at 6,
Silly, predictability is a bitch,
Fully, pattern had her awkwardly christening the small talk chalk board,
She said "this is less of a 'fixer-upper' than my last bar".
Funny, you're less of a 'fixer-upper' than my last whore.
Crass is similak to the milky wit of todays youths, both chuckle out.
Next couple on the house,
Next couple on the couch, swapping social coma rants,
Phobias and soldier doubts,
Jokes and corporate mogul bans,
Motor-mouths,
The key to open his closure:
Pussy plus yay she hid is a broken toaster, and later wake neighbors over chemical flavor to fuck sickly,
Tooth/nail beauty through the skin deep.

An object at rest, tends to remain at rest
And an object in motion, tends to remain in motion
With the same speed
(slow down)
With the same speed
(slow down)
With the same speed
(slow down)
And in the same direction
(slow down)

Now the dizziness is similar to whimsy with a pretty twist,
If pretty is a bidding war for meteors of iffy sniff,
And cigarettes and pills on the speaker silhouetted by the muted television and the rickety Venetians,
Between tweaks he sweeps at home depot and reads,
Mostly biblical but not cuz he believed, but found the lexicon of Jesus-heavy literature fly,
Feverishly sponged up the information high,
Fade into the cradle of his same deck train wreck,
She pet him with a mechanical tape deck play back,
Plus the depressing sum of the 2 combined pay checks,
Stung less when little Debbie d-cup put her legs back,
Drunk, put her on the business end of his favorite couplet from Corinthians,
Sunk into the comforts of a kid again,
Enough to share the stuff that truly interest him,
This is where the vision of a shiny happy Christmas end,
Tipsy little princess wasn't listening, just yes-ing him,
The more she fed him "yes", the more he fed her fresh barbiturates,
Assuming it was them against the world into oblivion,
But he was just a stupid simian that let her live with him

An object at rest, tends to remain at rest
And an object in motion, tends to remain in motion
With the same speed
(slow down)
With the same speed
(slow down)
With the same speed
(slow down)
And in the same direction
(slow down)


Pirouetting madly on a mirror full of baggies
In the valley of the irritable Aggie,
Any sincerity, miracles,or memory buried in the back-seat by the hazardous material was seriously gasping,
Here he is in action
Trying to patch up the attraction,
Figured he would win her back if he act in a common passion,
Penned a couple chapters about a sassy pair of magnets with a cottage on a hill and a picket fence and a marriage,
Never having gathered her rabid enthusiasm over language was fashioned around the aspirin his cabinets,
Asked her to read it expecting flattery after the fact,
This is an exact imitation of how she react:
"you ain't shit man, your story's a joke,
You should package it with a last smoke and 6 feet of rope",
And she know 5 chores, more coke and all fours,
Said "leave me on the floor and leave the dope by the door".
Bounced all shook up, she cook up aluminum,
Consuming every skull and crossbones in the room in under 2 minutes,
He fuming with a flipped lid,
Storm into the crib
And found her body on the tiles,
Like no she didn't.
Yes she did.

Stay awake little misfit
Her lips wet a very particular mischief
Sis' wiggle an index, if your limbs let
Or settle for a warm burgundy bubble out of her beak instead

An object at rest, tends to remain at rest
And an object in motion, tends to remain in motion
With the same speed
(slow down)
With the same speed
(slow down)
With the same speed
(slow down)
And in the same direction
(down) (about eight million similar ??)


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"Fumes" as written by James Anthony Simon Ian Bavitz

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    General CommentI really love this song. The subject is quite easier to follow than most Aesop songs, yet the poetry in it is still quite deep.

    It's obviously the story of a couple misguided souls. The female is nihilistic and lost.. The male is misguided and naiive. With the metaphor of Newton's laws, the male figure is spiritually not at rest while the female figure is. She clings to him and uses him and pretends like she cares about his passions, but really she could care less, she's just on her way to death and knows it. He's an introverted fellow, a bit in his own head so he doesn't see her for who she really is and their lives for heading in the direction they really are... He's abusing drugs and destroying himself much like she is, but spiritually he still has hopes and dreams... And he naiively shares them with her with his story of a life together.

    She responds with "You ain't shit man, your story's a joke, you should package it with a last rope and six feet of rope."

    Which seems cruel. And it is and it isn't.. She's spelling out the harsh truth for him. Hitting him over the head with a clue bat, which is maybe tough love - rather than cruelty. Your story is a joke. Look at yourself! Getting drunk and high! If you took all your hopes and dreams... packaged them (in a grave) with a last smoke and 6 feet of rope. The metaphor is powerful. The hopes are hopeless - without even the gumption to put down the last smoke and climb up out of its grave.

    She then proceeds to prove her point as he's out of the house trying to deal with this reality... She chooses death.
    tacobanditon January 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is about a fucked up couple just staying together for sex and drugs. In the end, she overdoses and dies, and in the same direction down... down... down.
    DementedPuppyon August 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYup, I'm thinkin' you pretty much nailed it.
    Great song =)
    shonuffon March 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think you guys pretty much got it but I think that adding on to it could be more than just one couple it could be a generalization for a lot of couples just staying together for drugs sex and money and more abstract in the idea that it could be about most of society's marriage using drugs and sex to stay together when he says slow down he also means society needs to slow down too
    skizzle26on June 05, 2010   Link

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