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You're a blister
On a finger
And I'll keep you around,
Just to keep them around
So unexpected
You're sequestered
But you keep it alive,
Yea just keep it inside again

And than we'll follow you home again
And give the sickness we give to friends
And than we swallow you whole again
In my wide mouth
To praise


Just let it fester
Let it rest here
Just pretend we're contrived
Just pretend we're in bind
If we're rejected
We're expected,
Just to cling to the lie
And to keep it inside, yea

And than we'll follow you home again
And give the sickness we give to friends
And than we swallow you whole again
In my wide mouth
To please


If we find her
Can we keep her
Just as cold as we found her
As old as a memory
If she flinches
Seven menches
We'll just keep it alive
And just keep it inside, yea

And than we'll follow you home again
And give the sickness we give to friends
And than we swallow you whole again
In my wide mouth
To pray


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    Song MeaningThis is a song about complacency and refusal to change things for the better out of fear that they might end up worse. It seems to most likely be about a relationship, but could be about any aspect of his life. Shaun is a master lyricist, able to say so much with so little. There's a lot of passion in the simplest of phrases that can be interpreted many ways.

    "You're a blister
    On a finger
    And I'll keep you around,
    Just to keep them around"
    You're unwanted, but you're there. Getting rid of you would be a hassle, and since it's not that inconvenient, he'll just keep it for the sake of keeping it.

    "So unexpected
    You're sequestered
    But you keep it alive,
    Yea just keep it inside again"

    To me this means he feels alone, and while that feeling is unexpected compared to how he used to feel, he'd rather feel alone than actually be alone, so he just bares through it

    "And than we'll follow you home again
    And give the sickness we give to friends
    And than we swallow you whole again
    In my wide mouth
    To praise"
    I think the sickness is the facade that they put up, trying to convince everyone, friends, family, even each other and themselves that they are happy. The wide mouth is the fake smile. Instead of referring to it as a smile, he just describes how it looks, because that's all it really is. A smile would be real, but the expression he puts on is not. It's just a wide mouth, taking in her lies and his own.
    The second verse seems to be more elaborating on that feeling of jut putting up with whatever happens and going with it. "Just pretend we're in bind"- if you feel like leaving or giving up, just pretend you don't have that option, pretend you're bound.

    "If we find her
    Can we keep her
    Just as cold as we found her
    As old as a memory
    If she flinches
    Seven inches
    We'll just keep it alive
    And just keep it inside, yea"
    I read another interpretation of this verse somewhere that says "her" is simply a personification of their "love," and I'm inclined to agree completely. He hopes to find what they lost, but he'll settle for the memory and hope, because that's all they have.
    PaintedSmileon December 17, 2013   Link
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    General Commentwell i have no clue what they mean .. but .. waw this song is truly one of the best acoustic b-side songs ive ever heard
    teralizeron May 05, 2011   Link

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