This slice in my neck, it's been there since before I was born
I was breathing like a fish in a womb
In a tank full of fluid

I did 9 months until the Doc cut me loose
My mother was filled with popcorn
Soaked in strawberry hill pools

Every day is like the first but with a harder head
Every day is like the first but with a harder head

That slice in my neck, it's oozing jelly as clear as glass
Between my fingers and my thumb
It'll stretch for inches between the bones

Every day is like the first but with a harder head
Every day is like the first but with a harder head

Lyrics submitted by Poly61, edited by syates777

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    General CommentSo what?
    Is it like a birth defect or is he some kind of fish?
    Chainsaw Armon July 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbasically, their new album is just full of drugs
    jjjonatronon August 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit's not really a birth defect. in the womb every human fetus has gills... they are gone by the time we are born, however. but there are rare cases where you can see the remnants of gills on some humans necks. im not sure how common it is, but i take this is a reference to it.
    greenleafon August 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the line "Every day is like the first but with a harder head."

    so true. You wake up and go through the same notions but you learn and have tougher skin the next day...
    musicoverdoseon August 04, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"This slice in my neck, it's been there since before I was born"

    sounds like a post-surgery remark àla:…
    laurelinwyntreon August 06, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"every day is like the first"

    'the first' meaning birth.

    "but with a harder head"

    new borns have soft spots in their skull,

    Seems like a comparison of birth and waking up from sleep.
    Poly61on August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo what does it mean when he says "That slice in my neck, it's oozing jelly clear as glass."
    Basically he's bleeding through it right?
    Like he got cut?
    Chainsaw Armon August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentChainsaw Arm, I may be wrong, but I think it may not be blood, considering if we were to go with the birth defect/gills idea, which I really agree with, it would most likely be water spewing out from the slice in his neck.

    This is a tremendously brilliant song. Although the lyrics seem pretty simple, they're riddled with bigger meanings/imagery. I love the image of the mother being filled with popcorn (aka cotton balls) and covered in strawberry sauce (blood).

    As everyone has said, the line "Every day is like the first, but with a harder head" is excellent - it expresses the trial and tribulations that a new born human being experiences starting from the very moment it emerges from that "tank full of fluid".
    OKRadiohead97on August 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyou have gills in your mother's womb, he gets his throat slit in the last epithet. i was wondering who put boones, it's pools. da fuck does the guy who discovered the Cumberland gap have anything to do with the general processes of life and death?
    syates777on December 06, 2013   Link
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    I don't much care for the talk putting down evolution, but this article talks about a kid with "gills."…
    As a disclaimer, Haeckel's ideas aren't generally accepted, or at least they haven't been by all the biology professors I've encountered. I might find evolution plausible, but I don't want to start a fight about evolution. Those arguments always boil down to the uneducated fucks from both sides spamming it up, and unless you've got a PhD in this stuff AND have been studying it for years, I am not of the opinion that any of us know what we're talking about.

    The first article makes me think I may have been right in assuming this song talks about cartilage, if I'm going along with the gills idea, which I am.
    AzuraAzenathon April 24, 2010   Link

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