I, I got you in my pocket
For when I get home
Keep you in my pocket
For when I get home
I keep you in my pocket
For when I get home
When I get home, when I get home

Will you be sticking with me
When the money's gone?
Will you be sticking with me
When the money's gone?
Will you be sticking with me
When the money's gone?
The money's gone, the money's gone

& I don't give a damn about
When I see you, I don't
& I don't give a damn about
What I owe you, I don't
The disappearing kindness
That I show for you, I know
The loving that you gave to me
Was wasted too

I'm picking up your presents
When your birthday comes
I'm picking up your presents
When your birthday comes
I'm picking up your presents
When your birthday comes
Your birthday comes, your birthday comes

I'm cooking up a dinner now
For 6 p.m.
I'm cooking up your dinner now
For 6 p.m.
I'm cooking up a dinner now
For 6 p.m.
For 6 p.m., for 6 p.m.

& I don't give a damn about
When I see you, I don't
& I don't give a damn about
What I owe you, I don't
The disappearing kindness
That I show for you, I know
The loving that you gave to me
Was wasted too

I'm taking you to put you
Underneath my thumb
I'm taking you to put you
Underneath my thumb
I'm placing you down neatly
Underneath my thumb
Beneath my thumb, beneath my thumb

& If you get squished
I'll find another you
& If you get squashed
I'll just find another you
It won't be hard to find another one like you
Another you, another you

& I don't give a damn about
When I see you, I don't
& I don't give a damn about
The I-owe-yous, I don't
The disappearing kindness
That I show for you, I know
I won't be sad
When you & me are through


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    General CommentI think this song may be referring to a guy who no longer cares for his girlfriend. It seems like he thinks she's very disposable when the lyrics say, "It won't be hard to find another one like you." When I first heard this song, I thought he said "bunny's gone" instead of money. I like to pretend it says bunny sometimes for my own personal entertainment :]
    your old flameon May 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe music for this is so simple, but the way they do it is unique. I love Luke's voice!
    Christa426on December 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this band! The singer has an obnoxious way of singing and I love it.

    I think it's about the ups and downs in relationship. A couple shares happy moments like dinners and birthdays, but will they make it through financial hardships?
    UnionThugon June 27, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI believe this song is about a relationship either growing old and getting boring for one of the people, or where one person has straight out from the beginning never been that interested in the other. He/she goes through the motions of buying birthday presents and cooking up dinner, but when they see their couple they don't really feel anything for them. The joy comes basically from having someone 'under their thumb' and that person's love is wasted on them because they're so easily replaceable.
    Oh_Seriouslyon January 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI'm totally in agreement that it's about a stale relationship, but parts of it definitely sound like he's talking about a joint. The comparison is probably intentional, but it was the first thing I thought when I heard the first verse,

    I, I got you in my pocket
    For when I get home
    Keep you in my pocket
    For when I get home
    I keep you in my pocket
    For when I get home
    When I get home, when I get home.

    Come on, you can't help but think he's talking about keeping a joint in his pocket. It's like every day of high school.
    unstablejelloon March 13, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song could very easily be about a relationship, as has been said, but another possible meaning I see could be about marijuana. "I got you in my pocket for when I get home" is a sentiment I've shared many a time. The quote "it's better to be in a time of weed and no money, than money and no weed" seems related to the next verse, while "I don't give a damn about when I see you" relates to the fact that weed, while enjoyable, is not particularly habit forming so he's fine to not smoke it, but also enjoys smoking it whenever he decides to.

    Just my two cents.
    Sateloistaon May 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentFor an instant there this song accurately described every relationship I've ever had...


    damnit.
    BelialCaron June 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI don't really get the meaning, but the writer was definitely feeling in control of things.
    johnhilardon March 03, 2013   Link

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