On considering religion
Or military conscription
Is the moment I realise I'm stuck

Asserting ourselves at traffic lights
In foreign countries in the very dead of night
Is the moment I realise I'm stuck

Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, uh oh
This is the end of the asterisk
Babe, that punk's got nothing on me
This is the end of the footnote

Extorting money from your parents
Your disgusting parents.

Honestly, you're an absolute waste of time
Craving attention with your self-deprecation
I'll tell you one thing:
It's spot on and I'm better

Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, uh oh
This is the end of the asterisk
Babe, that one's got nothing on me
This is the end of the footnote

Extorting money from your parents
Your disgusting parents.

Honestly, you're an absolute tragedy
Not like 'heroically' in all of the books you read.
I read your novella, oh how I laughed
Killed off the lot of them


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    General Comment"I'm considering religion"

    "Craving attention with your self-deprecation"
    cherryadeon September 13, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I'll tell you one thing:
    It's spot on and I'm better"

    and

    "Honestly, you're an absolute tragedy
    Not like 'heroically' in all of the books you read.
    I read your novella,
    Oh how I laughed!"

    ...has this liberated/stung/kind of empowered tone that I dig... never heard a band really get it like that without edging towards sounding whiny.
    spikdboyon August 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe protagonist starts the song by saying he must be stuck in a rut. He's considering ridiculous (to him) alternatives to his current way of life, such as finding religion or joining the army. He's so stuck it's like trying to navigate through busy foreign traffic ie he's not getting anywhere.

    The reason he feels stuck is probably that his girlfriend has just left him for another bloke ("that punk"). The rest of the song is him sticking the knife into his ex.

    "Craving attention with your self-deprecation
    I'll tell you one thing:
    It's spot on and I'm better"

    Wonderful - her self deprecation, although not sincere to her, the protagonist feels is accurate and he's better. A great, bitchy song.
    SvenShawon October 06, 2011   Link

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