You said you finally heard these voices in my head
Or at least I think you did

I'm so easily confused,
An inebriated fool
Who doesn't know his right from left
Or often right from wrong

One said, and I quote,
"I just read this thing you wrote in college
A Trenchant Critique of Anthropology
Being accepted as a social science
And not the art of educated observation"

All the things that we can learn about ourselves in the context of someone else

Another vaguely remembers
Swimming naked with strangers
One summer night
On that ill fated tour

Those were formative years
And maybe thats why
I like to drink my beers warm
I like to take my pants off
And I like a little ink on my girl

I always thought I'd end up owning my own boat before a home


Lyrics submitted by Turquoiseyes

The Anthropology Song song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentif anyone knows the word mike says before "critique" in the 2nd verse where i put the ( ), feel free to throw it out, or edit it or whatever. i listened to the lyrics from a live video and i couldn't make out the word. :-)
    Turquoiseyeson June 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Trenchant."
    stopthebombon July 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood song. I think Mike is just reflecting on his past in a bit of a tongue in cheek way.
    neilmesseron April 03, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain