You come on like gangbusters laying it thick
Arboreal sleestack lost in the sticks
It's warm for a witchtrial, don't you agree
Cold are the hands that would ever touch me

You got the energy of a classic creep
With sex vibe for miles and shark eyes asleep
No intuition, no need to sleuth
Poor is the man who would sully my view

A one minute story is all that you are
A song undeveloped, beyond the first bar
For all of your hustle, what did you win
Woe is the man with the cheshire cat grin

You criticize life
You criticize pain
You criticize situations you’ve never been in
But dawn for the dilletants will come soon enough

The panic is leaking through every clear pore
Your animus weakened acetylene torch
So root for the crucifix on the skull full of rot

I’m in love with the people
I’m in love with a saint
I’m in love with a soldier from Baltimore

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Baltimore song meanings
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    General CommentNot sure what song is about but is one of my favorites from malkmus. I love how he rocks it out at the end.
    bS.O.S.on April 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen I think of soldier from Baltimore, I'm thinking of Bodie from "The Wire."

    The lyrics are typically good and perhaps refer to being at war with someone who is aggressive but lacks real passion or conviction. The narrator seems to defy these types (kind of like Bodie vs. Marlo in Season 4 of the Wire) and champion the common man.

    Oh, and the wicked rawk riffs, big beats, Beethoven breakdown, and whup-ass melody change in the middle of the song are worth commenting on.

    supposablethumbson June 06, 2009   Link

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