Can't catch a break with a noose
Peacock to pigeon, I felt that change
Pressed my face to the stone
Once strong legs gone lame

I borrow too often and I hate work
Good heart, but what's it worth?
Clay pots to mud
Wallclock stops, but the sundial stays

As my life sails down the toilet,
I wish you were here to enjoy it
I've let myself go in so many ways

[missing stanza in the inlay]

Can't catch a break with a brick
Pearl to swine, I felt that change
Pressed my face to the road
What was heart, now brain

Trains derailed, but the wheels still spin
Trains derailed, but the wheels still spin

As my life sails down the toilet,
I wish you were here to enjoy it
I've let myself go in so many ways


Lyrics submitted by absentee_debate

Midwest song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentCan't catch a break with a noose
    Peacock to pigeon, I felt that change
    Pressed my face to the stone
    Once strong legs gone lame

    I borrow too often and I hate work
    Good heart, but what's it worth?
    Clay pots to mud
    Wallclock stops, but the sundial stays

    As my life sails down the toilet,
    I wish you were here to enjoy it
    I've let myself go in so many ways

    Spent too freely and I hate work
    Good intentions, what's it worth
    House to hut
    Car to rust[?], but the push cart stays

    Can't catch a break with a brick
    Pearl to swine, I felt that change
    Pressed my face to the road
    What was heart, now brain

    Trains derailed, but the wheels still spin
    Trains derailed, but the wheels still spin

    As my life sails down the toilet,
    I wish you were here to enjoy it
    I've let myself go in so many ways
    ericxfreshon August 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, and great band

    it's pretty obviously about his struggle to stay afloat in life, but his consistent failure which doesn't break his sprit

    we've all been disappointed with ourselves
    and been told by people that we can't succeed
    "i wish you were to enjoy it"

    he become a failure, and hasn't amounted to anything just like people told him, but that dosen't mean he is going to give up
    ericxfreshon August 24, 2008   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