Folding my clothes
And I feel useless
Don't think I know
How to do this

Once I was told
But like any misfit
I spit on some good advice

Out in the cold
And tryin' to make fire
Two sticks and stone
Still got no fire

Once I was shown
But I was inside then
And spit on that good advice

Wisdom, wisdom
Where can I get some?
Wisdom, wisdom

On the payroll
And digging up ditches
Dollar is low
So are my wages

Once I was told
Just how to get rich
But I spit on that good advice

Wisdom, wisdom
Where can I get some?
Wisdom, wisdom

Oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh
oh oh oh, oh oh oh

Wisdom, wisdom

Where can I get some?
Wisdom, wisdom

I wanna trade my dimwits in for tips
Tips are quipped with

Wisdom, wisdom

Take off my clothes
And I feel useless
Don't think I know
How to do this

Once I was told
But I liked to fidget
And miss out on good advice


Lyrics submitted by korq, edited by scareakeets

Wisdom song meanings
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    General Commentevery time I hear this song I always think it's "I wanna trade my dimwits in for tits" lol yeah I'm always like what?!?! lol
    Bovine Publicon January 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThat's what I think too Bovine =/

    The lyrics posted doesn't necessarily mean it's correct, it is interpreted by an individual on this site after all. (Although I just goggled and they all say tips. Darn!)

    Theme from the song can be inferred from just title alone, but I would like to add one thing. You can see the repetition of the line saying out the artist spit on or missed out on good advice. This suggests previous ignorance, but the simple fact that he is able to recognize and talk about it now shows new enlightenment. The artist has learned from his mistakes. He has matured.

    Now I've got a list of some friends that could use enlightening too >.>
    Honenheimon January 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commentanother song that can be explained by listening, but i think what is tryin to be said is that you'll never know when you will need a piece of advice

    Even when it seems pointless "Still got no fire Once I was shown But I was inside then", dont be so ignorant not to listen!
    el torped0on April 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentone of the best songs off the album, imo.
    peaceasyon April 01, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionOn the payroll
    And digging UP ditches
    Dollar is LOW
    So are my wages

    I wanna trade my dimwits in for tips
    Tips are 'QUIPPED WITH
    rowkem388on June 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWisdom to fill in the awkward gaps.
    DJgifon December 21, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm probably going out on a limb here, but the song doesn't necessarily strike me as one the artist wrote about himself. To me, there's a sort of story that progresses through the verses.
    It starts with the person moving out or being kicked out of their house, "folding my clothes, and I feel useless," can infer packing
    It then moves on to the person being homeless for a short period of time, "out in the cold," The next verse shows the person finding employment, however the wages of this job are too low.
    I think the bridge represents some kind of change in the person's life, a lot of chaos happening
    Then the last verse is very clearly about sex. The progression of the song thus far leads me to theorize that the subject of the song has to resort to prostitution by the end of the song in order to make ends meet.

    As stated above, the overlying themes of wisdom and ignoring good advice are extremely clear. This is just something else that really stuck out at me, so I thought I'd share it.
    scareakeetson December 09, 2014   Link

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