"Arms like Boulders" as written by and Adam Granofsky....
And so now now that you realized
That planets are spheres with oil on the inside
And your god is only a catapult
Waiting for the right time to let you go into the unknown
Just to watch you hold your breath
Yeah and surrender your fortress
And your thoughts will tumble like rocks do
Over the valleys of factory oceans
The Turkish carpets are flapping
As the wind drops you down to the surface
Yeah you're looking for the sweethearts
And you're, you're the kind to hide your eyes from the sun
And in your world, the strong survive
But I won't take my body down

Let me tell you your arms are like boulders
And your shoulders are cliffs
But your head keeps rolling off
And your spine, it is weak
From the weight on your shoulders
And from difference of opinion
There is a song you hear on the radio
It's a funeral march so you change the channel
But it's all you hear as you're driving up the 101 from Mexico to California
Yeah, there's no snow when you’re looking for your sweethearts
There's no snow when you’re looking for your answers
Yeah you're, you're the kind to hide your eyes from the sun
And in your world the strong survive
But I won't take my body down

Yeah, by the time they get your letter of explanation
You'll be dead and gone, barking up a new tree
And eying up some new friends
It's scaring off the families while tidying up your loose ends
Chasing squirrels around your property
Making sure that they know that this is your kingdom
And nothing will stop it, yeah nothing will stop it
If nothing will stop it, yeah nothing will stop it
And you're, you're the kind to hide your eyes from the sun
And in your world the strong survive
But won't you lay your body down
Yes and now, now's the time to wrap your ears
Around the sounds of your train coming round
But you don't have to lay everything down


Lyrics submitted by sgtpep86, edited by smallwonderrobot

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    General CommentI think it might be "oil" on the inside.
    mbrdrck27on March 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYea it's definitely "oil" on the inside. I love this song! It makes me feel wistful for nothing in particular. It sounds like a summer night drive.
    stayingxtrueon June 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentActually, I'm pretty sure it's "a whale" on the inside. Check Hollow Earth theory and things like that.
    The verse is about challenging preconceived notions and such things.
    feveron October 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy thoughts:

    I think it's "eyeing up some new friends" rather than "I've got some new friends."

    and "I won't lay my body down" rather than "I won't take my body down."
    amk320on February 18, 2012   Link
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    General Commentit's about a selfish friend who thinks great about himself, but knowing nothing. Somebody who is strong himself and thinks everything/everyone else is weak. A negative point of view towards the world en people close to him.
    It's about an energy sucker and you should stay away from.
    hardrock11on June 01, 2017   Link

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