Sometimes
When I'm in heaven
I get forgetful of the Earth, whoa oh
Until I hear you bickering like boys and birds
The heat is on
Bass up, and the sheet is down

I got a pocket full of deadliness
Opium den mother forget my head,
At the dead end called unsteadiness
Boxed blondes have less fun

Boomerang my head
Back to the city I grew up in
Again and again and again and again
Forever a lake effect kid

I got the skyline in my beats
Forget your night times
Summer love on a gurney with a squeaky wheel
And joke us, joke us,
Until Lake Shore Drive comes back into focus
I just wanna come back to life
Spark until you hit it, give your woman love

I got a pocket full of deadliness
Opium den mother, forget my head
At the dead end called unsteadiness
Boxed blondes have less fun, fun

Boomerang my head
Back to the city I grew up in
Again and again and again
Forever a lake effect kid


Lyrics submitted by Molz017, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentBoomerang my head
    Back to the city I grew up in
    Again and again and again and again
    Forever a lake effect kid

    To break it all down--
    Pete is a nostalic person, that thinks about the past a lot and at the time he wrote this he was thinking about all the memories he made growing up in Chicago. Therefore, boomerang my head, to the city i grew up in. And since he's saying again and again and again and again I get the feeling he was thinking about Chicago quite a bit. Also, to like OmgItsAl said, He is and forever will be, a Chicago boy.

    Oh and the line is "Sometimes when i'm in heaven, i get forgetful of the earth." If you listen closely thats what it is. Pete's saying that since he's moved to LA (aka the city of angels, aka heaven) he forgot where he was and wasn't thinkin about Chicago (aka earth) too much.
    marcus_182on October 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI dont think all these lyrics are correct, but there pretty close. but its "Opium den mother forget my head, at the dead end OF unsteadiness"

    I think this is another song about drugs.
    "Pocketful of deadliness"--Narrator has drugs in his pocket/with him.

    "Opium den mother forget my head"--Den Mother=Supervisor. And I guess this supervisor didnt care about the narrator taking opium.

    "Dead-end called unsteadiness"--Ridiculously Unsteady, pretty self explanatory

    and I really dunno, boxed blonds, Im guessing that might mean a blond that dyed their hair?

    So thats about all I think about the song. Great great song though, its the best of there demos they released, love the main riff.
    kellan6on August 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think the song refrences living in chicago. If you have ever learned anything about weather/meteorology you know what a lake effect is. "the city i grew up in" is obviously chicago and the lake is lake michigan. bam.
    pocketofdeadlinesson August 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard the song, the first thing i thought of was wilemette.
    lol, i'm weird
    Molz017on September 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinstead of 'the key for loving her', i'm pretty sure it's "i get forgetful of the Earth' - maybe
    hobo62on September 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think 'boxed blondes' might actually be 'faux blondes'. As in 'bleached/fake' blondes have more fun. Playing on 'blondes have more fun' and making it 'fake blondes have more fun'. Iuno.
    Just makes a hella lot more sense in my head.
    omegalomaniacon September 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like this song..
    Im curious about the new album though
    HannahDoesntKnowon September 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentuntil anyone verify the corrections, i'm gonna keep it the way it is.

    but, you gotta love patrick.
    even if you can't understand him sometimes :]
    Molz017on September 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think 'boxed blondes' might actually be 'faux blondes'. As in 'bleached/fake' blondes have more fun. Playing on 'blondes have more fun' and making it 'fake blondes have more fun'. Iuno.
    Just makes a hella lot more sense in my head.



    well, they're the same thing.
    hair dye comes in a box :]
    Molz017on September 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPull away from my head,
    Back to the city I grew up in,
    Again and again and again and again,
    Forever a lake effect kid,

    Well I think they are talkling about how they were always going to be known as a "lake effect kid" in their hometown, no matter how famous they became. And lake effect kid-dork, loser whatever streotypes they were called in high school.

    To let you drag us back into the folders,

    I think that line means like when they came back to their hometown they were still "catergorized" as whatever horrible thing they were sterotyped cause you know...folders are sometimes catergorized.

    well it may not be right but thats just what I think. :D
    PrettyColeFuryon September 11, 2008   Link

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