"The Harrowing Adventures of..." as written by and Didier Hook....
The harrowing adventures of
You and I when we were captains of
Submarines made of steel

Discovering the seven seas
Fending off the giants of the deep
Pendants from hanging teeth

Your ghost did you wrong
When he wiped your spit on the tablecloth
I am here to fight
And light your blood in the dim moonlight
Two wrongs making right

The harrowing adventures of
You and I before our eyes lay on
Shadows cast in the night

Led me to your old home
Set the tables for two alone
Pass the salt, pour the wine
'Cause I'm alright if you're alright

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"The Harrowing Adventures Of..." as written by Graham Fraser Wright David Thomas Monks


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    General Commenti LOVE this song. it's sad, but beautiful.

    anyways, i'm pretty sure it's 'spear' and not 'spit', only because that makes much more sense with with the adventuresome nature and blood references in the song.
    indierockesson September 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti looooooveee this song.
    tokyo police club, my absolute favorite band.
    christyx_ohon January 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much,
    vagtastic123on April 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful, I love every second of it, the melody's and lyrics are great
    Dotsonaon May 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgreatttt songg :)
    guessgirl7857on July 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo, the line two wrongs make him right. I think that means like when someone's a stupid jackass, but then you're a stupid jackass back then you're no better. And it's definitely spit, not spear. The fact that it's more out there than spear makes it make more sense that it would be in this song, because that's how TPC rolls lol. But isn't it "let your blood in the dim moonlight," not light? Letting blood is what they used to do to people who were sick, because it was supposed to get rid of all the diseased blood. Needless to say it actually helped people die not get better
    warfishon July 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentawesome songgg :) its really pretty in a sort of harp/violin way
    musemagician420on October 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLOVE this song. I've listened to the cd many times, but only recently started loving this song. I completely agree, the melody and sound is so pretty! And it is "And LET your blood in the dim moonlight" so warfish's point makes total sense.

    "Two wrongs making right" and the other lyrics make it sound like a couple (obv) who start off great, like "captains discovering the seas together." But then stuff starts going wrong, and they fight...and it's hard to tell if she left him for someone else...or if they ended up back together...but either way he loves her "Cause I'm alright if you're alright."
    mywordsareweaponson October 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI doubt that this is about two lovers or anything like that because the song is childish, in a sense. The first two stanzas are a child's imagination. The beginning music with the xylophone or w/e keyboard instrument is almost certainly meant to sound like a lullaby, and the entire song is pretty soft.

    I think the song is about someone seeing a childhood friend losing his/her childish innocence. The friend is doing something morally wrong or perhaps just becoming more aware of the reality of the world in contrast to the previous wonders of imagination (whatever you can make of the third stanza), as he/she grows up.

    In the end, the speaker wants to take the friend back before the loss of his/her childhood innocence (let me to your old home) and isolate them together so they can just go back to their "harrowing adventures" with one another, oblivious the pressures of the outside world like they used to be.
    1q2w1qon May 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWell, harrowing, from a dictionary definition, is "extremely disturbing or distressing", so take that for what you will.

    But I agree that this song is beautiful. I ripped the video of Dave playing this acoustic for The Interface on Youtube so I watch it all the time, and it's just so incredible. Each line is beautiful and sad. I love this song and I love this band.
    Christa426on August 31, 2009   Link

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