"Mingusings" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
Boy I wish you weren't such a paranoid actress
And I the assassinated candidate
I feel like an accidental species
Some mutant love-child, never meant to be
No motion dancing, feel like we're an impossibility
Trying to keep the heart and the head but I was so down on the closing light
Couldn't even fake a smile, wanted to fire all my friends
And just start over again

[Repeat: x2]
Sister tells you No, our shit is only gonna get better
I'll let ya know let ya know let ya know
I feel like the last time is gonna be
My final collapse

I know from past experience
He never takes it easy on his regals
And you'll become a foreign substance lying in your familiar bed

Technology makes such an ugly mother
But no license does it offer only chaos scenarios
And the dream that we've been having look just like numbers
Still they love you at the office cause you the ban subject of countless masturbation fantasies


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    General Comment"and i the assassinated candidate"

    "mutant love child"

    "trying to keep the heart in the head"

    "but no lessons does it all for only chaos scenarios"

    "and the dream that we've inherited, look, it's just random numbers"
    patm718on August 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSisters don't you know
    Our shit is only going to get better
    Oh, oh, oh
    I feel like the last time is going to be
    My final collapse


    the kevin barnes collapse told in hissing fauna was his last, he is focused and going forward now???
    goeataclamon September 08, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I know from past experience
    He never takes it easy on his readers
    And you become a foreign substance
    Lying in your familial bed"

    TOTALLY describing my feelings with this album.
    I'm almost, scared? No... Uncomfortable? Like it's too much information.
    Nice to know Kevin realizes he's mind-fucking his listeners!
    boohskeyon October 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentto me it sounds like "And I the assassinated candidate"
    equ1noxon December 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I know from past experience He never takes it easy on his readers" refers to God. and to "become a foreign substance lying in your familiar bed" is a reference to the was God would play up sins of the flesh. Kevin Barnes has been described as "the polite anti-christ". Given the sexual imagery throughout the album, this is clearly Barnes rejecting the rejection of God.

    Overall I would say the song is about rejection and the unfavorable characterization of the girl and his situation of being potentially hers but then suddenly cut off clearly shows that, especially followed by the next stanzas.

    I absolutely love this song, the cut from Beware our Nubile Miscreated into this one is incredible. I also really, REALLY like this album.
    wheelerliftonon June 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and I think it's very interesting that in the newly released music video they make a reference to Saint Christopher. The part where Kevin can't cross the river than the man in black carries him on his back across the river. They made Kevin look like Jesus (:
    Anyway, I love this song and I think it's absolutely orgasmic. <3
    ritaritaritaon July 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't know, for some reason I feel like this song is about him and his life. Maybe his childhood and teenage years and stuff was really good...but for some reason I get the feeling it wasn't, and this is him just breaking down for some odd reason.
    aimlessinwonder2on December 22, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correction"And I was so down on the closing night"
    is what I hear, which would make sense with the first few lines
    TheGlowon September 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentA few corrections on the final verse:

    Technology makes such an ugly mother
    But no LESSONS does it offer, only chaos scenarios
    And the dream that we've been HANDED: look just random numbers
    Still they love you at the office cause you've BEEN subject of countless masturbation fantasies
    u2dyon May 12, 2013   Link

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