"Heers" as written by John Robert Cardwell, Philip Abram Dickey and William Lincoln Knauer....
Tipsy with St. John he's got me
feelin' like a kid on halloween
And he asks me what I wanna
be. I got nothin to say
He says that's ok he says.
I don't either but I got my
dreams and maybe some are
Apparitions in the fog.
But still I see them
Down in my soul like little girls
in bows held up on
Little boys' shoulders.

Do people, when they're older,
See distances on maps get smaller
And promises of happiness stalled?

I wanna see you again.

Now she's drawin' circles in the air
The ground is movin' under
me but to where?

Met Ms. Susie and she got a puke-red
apple in the ball of her chin.
So I hugged her neck
And said I'm sorry for the way I been
She said aw that's ok.

Into my shoulder she said
oh-oh-oh-oh
Now that I'm oh-oh-older
The places on maps have got smaller
And promises of happiness stalled

I wanna see you again.


Lyrics submitted by cynical_catastrophy, edited by igor113020

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    General Commentpucker apple.

    like the liquer
    travismortonon August 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song means a lot to me. I'm going into my senior year of high school and I just started the process of applying to college, so I've been thinking a lot about my future lately and I'm terrified of the unknown. And I don't think many people ever really figure out what it is that they want out of life. To me, the first verse of this song says just that. It also plays on this idea of introspection. We all yearn to take a lesson from our past, to reach into that child-like imagination where there are no borders. We can be anything we want to be, right? And children certainly know what they want out of life then because they have yet to meet the "restrictions" of reality. The chorus is a little pessimistic to me, and it's pretty self-explanatory. As we age the world opens up to us. We go from being confined to our yards, to our blocks, then to our towns, and eventually we reach the age where we're free to go anywhere, and when we hit that point we realize that maybe the world isn't as big as we thought it was. Everything's fine until it questions the state of happiness. A lot of thinks can stall happiness. Taxes, bills, family expenses, and economics in general prevent us from taking the chances and doing things that will make us truly happy. "The grounds moving under me, but to where?" suggest that life can lead us to places we could never expect. For some reason I think that Ms. Suzie might have been his teacher, and he's apologizing for acting like an idiot in her class, like kids often do. "I wanna see you again" could be referring to a friend of his from his childhood. I think we all have someone that we used to know, who we would love to just catch up with and talk about how life has been since we've parted ways with them. It's a song about coming to age I guess.
    rfazz15on August 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you see anything that needs to be corrected, let me know.
    I don't think these are 100% accurate.
    Thanks!
    cynical_catastrophyon March 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti hear

    now she's drawing circles in the air.
    the ground is moving under me but to where?
    pheonixon March 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti can tell this album is gonna be my favorite for the summer. and for some reason, as weird as it is, i love how he says neck:
    "Met Ms. Susie and she got a puke-red
    apple in the ball of her chin.
    So I hugged her neck"
    just the emphasis on the k, i dunno, i always notice it i guess
    tabjuhon May 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti hear

    'met ms. susie, and she got a poker apple in the ball of her chin'

    but that really doesnt make a lot of sense
    Made_in_Secreton July 18, 2008   Link
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    General Comment!!

    k according to their myspace:

    (The Heer's building was once a building of some importance and prominence in our town--it's the tallest, after all--but got kind of rundown and folks ran away. Now they're comin' back and fixin' it up, which is fine. One time we tried to steal some of the letters that had been on top of the building, only to find out they were a lot bigger than they looked when they were up there. This one goes out to Michael St. John. Keep reachin' for the sky!)

    Tipsy with St. John he's got me feelin' like a kid on halloween
    And he asks me what I wanna be. I got nothin to say
    He says that's ok he says.
    I don't either but I got my dreams and maybe some are
    Apparitions in the fog. But still I see them
    Down in my soul like little girls in bows held up on
    Little boys' shoulders.

    Do people, when they're older,
    See distances on maps get smaller
    And promises of happiness stall'd?

    I wanna see you again.

    Now she's drawin' circles in the air
    The ground is movin' under me but to where?

    Met Mz. Susie and she got an apple in the ball of her chin.
    So I hugged her neck
    And said I'm sorry for the way I been
    She said aw that's ok.

    Into my shoulder she said oh-oh-oh-oh
    Now that i'm oh-oh-older
    The distances on maps have got smaller
    And promises of happiness stalled

    I wanna see you again.
    Made_in_Secreton July 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbah, these lyrics are a mess.
    katiex3on September 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThat chorus seems to say that he is regretting not going to see this girl more often and that, in retrospect, distance really doesn't mean anything.
    mofloon May 26, 2011   Link

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