maybe it could wait another day
for as it were I'm better off along without my feet
if laziness could be a middle name
initial me so I could wander off and fall asleep

we've all recovered though still to stand
with no excuses for us to tell
so please allow sometime to pass

we've peeled our spirits into a hole
with no provisions left to share
yet still our sleeves are waited down.

wouldn't even believe your eyes
it's all a circus now
wouldn't even believe your eyes
it's all your circus now
wouldn't even believe your eyes
it's all your circus now

I know there's never reason for your doubt
and the same is true and held I hope, at least for me
so suddenly we found a new way out
but it's up to someone else to drag my ass along the street.


Lyrics submitted by mushugona

Wife Soup song meanings
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    General CommentYou have to be kidding me, Umphrey's is one of my favorite bands! Half their songs aren't even here, and all their good ones don't have any comments....

    Well, this is one of my favorite songs.
    guitarherohero10on October 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like barifkin's explanation better than mine, but I love Umphrey's so I just wanted to add another comment. I think it sounds like it's about procrastination, and how laziness and putting things off has torn his soul and motivation. Like with all of the time wasted, there is nothing left but regret and no excuses for that kind of behavior. That interpretation only really matches half of the lyrics though, because the other parts say how they have found a way out, and "it's all your circus now" which sound for sure like a good thing. However, it sounds like he just can't take his own advice, or feels powerless to overcome the laziness, so even though they found a way out, he needs to be dragged along. Like the way some people get really lazy when smoking up, and smoke away years of their lives, only to regret it later on.
    BathedInAcidon December 23, 2009   Link

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