pray hard like a pious pope
but hope for no diamonds
if some divine simon spoke
or came down to find us
caught here in our lab coats
but without a science
would we see light
oh i might decide

while i'm alive i'll feel alive
and what's next i guess i'll know when i've
gotten there

am i careful til past dull
will be is or has been
hope i'm waxing as in half full
lit wick candles lasting
born lonesome bald and bashful
with a nasty 'Nati accent
on the east side
oh i can decide

while i'm alive i'll feel alive
and what's next i guess i'll know when i've
gotten there


Lyrics submitted by oh ok, edited by emilyherrmann

Brook and Waxing song meanings
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    General CommentI think it's "Nasty 'Natti" accent... 'Natti being Cincinatti. I didn't know they had any kind of discernible accent though.
    ifiossdailyon October 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti looove this song
    when he starts singing 'while im alive ill feel alive..'
    and all the instruments and stuff start going in the backround
    beautifulllllllll
    the whole new album is so good
    gumgutmorningon April 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti looove this song
    when he starts singing 'while im alive ill feel alive..'
    and all the instruments and stuff start going in the backround
    beautifulllllllll
    the whole new album is so good
    gumgutmorningon April 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't really wrap my head around a lot of the lines in the verses but I feel like it's all tied into the chorus.
    It's looking at life and life after death.
    Coowon May 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentListening to it some more I feel like it's about religion as well as the outlook of life after death. How the ideologies of religions don't overall mean much to him and he'll just take life as it comes.
    Coowon May 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sends shivers down my spine when he says "while i'm alive i'll feel alive" (in the best way possible!)

    this song is so amazing
    landofsubmarineson November 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with land of submarines and gumgutmorning. I listen to that song and i have the strangest, elated but meloncholy feeling
    redhotjoepepperson May 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome of Yoni's best lyrics on Alopecia. Too short, though!
    Egg Shmegon October 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's gotta be Nasty "Natti" accent...b/c the next line is "on the east side." West side Cincinnatians have a harsh accent (e.g. - "worsh your clothes") and since he said "on the east side" Yoni is being paradoxical as usual - and probably pointing out that he stands out (as a west side accent on the east side would). Spending a portion of my life on the west side of nasti natti...um, yeah it is truly a "nasty natti" accent.
    messedupevanon February 02, 2010   Link

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