One, two, three

Ruby's out there on the block
Chasing down her little dog
Calling out but he won't stop
'Cause he's sick of feeling stuck
Can't provide the things she wants
She won't handle when he's gone
He's getting free, he's going long
Feeling further as he runs
I hope he does

Neighbor's out there in the yard
Doing pull-ups on his bar
Getting stronger, working hard
Gonna have a ahead start
Gonna look just like a star
Gonna go out stealing hearts
I hope he falls

I know them
They know me
They're the ones
That I see
Everyday
Probably
We don't smile
We don't speak

Sammy's out there painting trees
Covering up the graffiti
Mumbling something through his teeth
About the kids out on the street
He won't leave it, let it be
Maybe they'll come back and see
Overpermanently
He'll go mad, he'll go crazy
I hope he does

I know them
They know me
They're the ones
That I see
Everyday
Probably
We don't smile
We don't speak

I know them
They know me
They're the ones
That I see
Everyday
Probably
We don't smile
We don't speak

Don't smile, don't speak
Don't smile, don't speak
Don't smile, don't speak
Don't smile, don't speak
Don't smile, don't speak (Oh)
Don't smile, don't speak
Don't smile, don't speak (Oh)
Don't smile, don't speak
Don't smile, don't speak

(Oh)
Don't smile, don't speak
Don't smile, don't speak (Oh)
Don't smile, don't speak
Don't smile, don't speak (Oh, oh)


Lyrics submitted by Loona3

Neighbors song meanings
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    General Comment*"Paint it over permanently" rather than "Overpermanently"

    I think this is a commentary on experiences most people today have with their neighbors (go figure, right?).
    Especially when moving into an apartment building you notice this. Everyone sees each other around, know the names of a few people. Sometimes it feels like you know them, maybe even think you know them better than they know themselves. But real relationships are rarely, if ever, formed.
    Hense:
    "I know them
    They know me
    They're the ones
    That I see
    Everyday
    Probably
    We don't smile
    We don't speak"
    boohskeyon October 02, 2008   Link

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