"Alligator Skin" as written by Kianna Alarid, Neely Jenkins, Jamie L Williams, Derek Pressnall and Nicholas White....
Oh, I just don't get it, can't seem to make sense
I got some jumbled up thoughts in my jumbled up head
I keep stumbling around on some jumbled up legs
I keep grumbling out some jumbled up text

Holding up both sides on the side of the road
Holding up your store, holding up your home
With the evening news of filth and wounds
A picket and a funeral on Sunday afternoon

Oh, that light shines bright in your eyes
You gotta find your confidence, learn your lines
Pick your class, pick your crime
Better take a breath, take it quick
'Cause it's piling up, yeah, the layer's getting thick

And, oh, I just can't seem to find the time
Alligator skin
Oh yeah, you know that's how it is
Rubber-necking
Oh yeah, you know that's how it is
Trash piling
Oh yeah, you know that's how it is

When it's all so boring, 99 cents
Up in your face, you know they got it
Got plastic stacked on cheap bank cubes
A perfect place for them to hang their noose

And everyone's got a buy and they talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk about it
And they draw some line and make some point
Which way is right

And, oh, I just can't seem to find the time and that light shines bright in your eyes
Alligator skin
Oh yeah, you know that's how it is
Rubber-necking
Oh yeah, you know that's how it is
Trash piling
Oh yeah, you know that's how it is

Alligator skin
Oh yeah, you know that's how it is
Rubber-necking
Oh yeah, you know that's how it is
Trash piling
Oh yeah, you know that's how it's got to be
Oh no!
Yeah, it's got to be
Oh no!
That's how it's got to be
That's how it's got to be



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  • +2
    General Commentit's about the music industry

    "When it's all so boring, 99 cents
    Up in your face, you know they got it
    Got plastic stacked on cheap bank cubes
    A perfect place for them to hang their noose"

    "And everyone's got a buy and they talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk about it
    And they draw some line and make some point
    Which way is right"

    thewhimsicalwishon April 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the most fun song on the new album in my opinion.
    It's got all the TATW aspects that we've come to know and love.
    (tap dancing, male vocals, guitar, keys, fun etc.)
    eudaemonicon July 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm kind of disappointed with this song....the lyrics seem very juvenile, like they didn't put much thought into it....i don't know, it just isn't that great of a song in my opinion
    let uss be freeon July 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always listen to this whilst doing my homework. Trash piling = all the crap I've not done and need to get through. Doubt it's the original meaning, but it works for me. And it's so great to tap dance to!
    polkadot.peekabooon March 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the existing comments are wonderful!
    amyxtralaon February 27, 2013   Link

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