starin' out the window of our tour bus,
and it's just the horny driver and us.
we sit and trade wit and smoke and we cuss,
talking 'bout our friendly border drug bust.
and i know the future's cloudy and grey,
record like mine, give up or go gay.
you're looking down at me with blue and black eyes,
spitting down a storm from purple night skies.

and i know the concept's muddy and trite,
that all that is large and all that is slight,
it's flowing in the stream of holy flood lights.
i've read the holy books, lord knows they bite.
but if this is your will and my testament,
i will bow in no believe that they bent.
still, i'm just a sperm begat from your love,
basking in the bread and the blood of one dove.

can i lie with you in your grave?

there's a crack in the edge of the end of the world,
where i will sit with my love in it's flourescent swirl.
eat us up, break it down to the tiniest cell.
in our room with a view of the window to hell-
where those who bury bodies will explain what they've done,
and march through museums that repel what they've done.
shot up through the sky by the cannon of sin,
who reluctantly let them in?

so can i lie in your grave?
can i lie with you in your grave.



Lyrics submitted by aaron_kaump


Ahhmen song meanings
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  • +1
    General Comment:yeahhh?
    hes talking about god and you think hes going to randomly say
    eat a sub?

    im not thinkin so bud.
    ohtess123on November 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The last verse is amazing and Max goes absolutely nuts in the acoustic video. The best thing about Say Anything is that Max feels his music and you can tell in his movements and voice when they performs live.
    IamZoon May 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think the

    "Where the birds, the hotties will be spern what they done
    The fox, the museums that propel what they've done"

    is actually,
    "In a room where the bodies will display what they've done
    And march through museums that repel what they've done"


    But I agree with IamZo, watching him get so passionate makes me feel the song as well.
    AllChokedUpon May 13, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:Also, I think it's "We'll reluctantly let them in", rather than "Moving reluctantly, down, in".
    AllChokedUpon May 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i wasn't quick enough to make the corrections myself and spare the embarrassment :[

    thanks guys. :p
    aaron_kaumpon May 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love this song so much.

    I'm already drooling at the thought of a new record.
    DarthFly0on May 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:"where low is to bury bodies" is actually "where those who bury bodies"
    DarthFly0on May 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:First of all here is what I'm pretty sure the correct lyrics are for Max's speaking part at the end of the song:

    There's a crack in the edge of the end of the world
    Where I sit with my love in its flourescent swirl
    Eats us up, break it down to the tiniest cell
    In our room with a view of the window to hell
    With those buried bodies that explain what they've done
    And marched through museums that repel what they've done
    Shot up through the sky by the cannon of sin
    Who reluctantly let them in?
    Katie11on May 17, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:Second of all, I want to say that I joined this website with the purpose of commenting on this song because as many of you have already mentioned, Max's acoustic performance was so incredibly moving. I believe that this song is trying to explain the evil tendencies of most human beings and the inability of others to shield themselves from that evil. The tone of the song is very dark and shows the futility of trying to live a meaningful life and of having faith in religion or basically anything. Then, the last part of the song, which gets me the most, shows how he tries to love, but the peaceful world that him and his lover create is invaded by outside forces of destruction. I also think that Max is referencing the Holocaust, as he states that they "have a view of the window to hell" and "those buried bodies that explain what they've done" showing the evil of the Nazi regime. Some people may argue that it is easy to assume that Max is mentioning the Holocaust since his Judaism is a reoccuring theme for him, but the line that really convinces me that he is indeed referencing it, is when he says "marched through museums that repel what they've done," which would be talking about the recognition of the evil through memorials and museums, and how remembering and recognizing the tragedy of what happened makes it possible for future generations to resist and fight off such atrocities from happening again. I don't know, maybe I completely over-analyzing the lyrics, but this song affected me so much and I just wanted to share my thoughts. Thank you once again Max, for a beautiful, touching, and thought-provoking song. You are amazing.
    Katie11on May 17, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:I truly believe that Max is the best thing in music today. His music and song writing ability is so great it goes unnoticed for what it is. His performance just tells that he puts everything he has go into it... EVEN WHEN HE IS SITTING DOWN (or has a twisted ankle, or when he gets chocked by an outrageous fan)! Only time can tell how great and far he can take it.
    IamZoon May 19, 2008   Link

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