I swear to god I've only been to three botanicas
A holy sermon and two bars under candlelight
And I was cleansed at all but the only problem was
I can't remember anything or what the problem was

I howled in the moonlight
I drank my cupboards dry
I shined my soul to all
I sang with all my friends that night

And they sang with me too, yeah...

These are the demigods
These are the statuettes
These are the candles you put on shelf and you sell as a spell, well

That morning I woke I got to my feet
I cooked up some coffee then went back to sleep
It's just these days
These days yeah

All the money I spend is worth the trouble I find
I still miss you too much but pretend that it's fine
And all I can say
And all I can say is, yeah

These are the demigods
These are the statuettes

I scream in my sleep
I moan and I yell
I long for a potion
I ache for a spell
To rid me of this terror
These endless nights of horror
I wish I remembered
That night when I fell
You condemned the whole city
You plagued us to hell
I thought you were just joking
I swore "She must be joking,"

How could I forget
You in sunsets
Your soft sillhouette
The spell that you said

Big sunglasses
Vanilla milkshake
Cherry lipstick
The look that you gave

You summoned the ghosts
Well now you've got 'em
Your heart's cold revenge
For your head's little problems
I hope they let you sleep
So I can get some sleep
The spell books and candles
The potions in bottles
You spoke yourself ill
Despite what's in common
With your rational behavior
Sarcastic tone and nature

I wonder how I
Get so tired
When I set my
Bed on fire


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    General CommentI think I really get this song.

    It sounds like its a guy thats haunted by a recent break up
    or even the memories of a past relationship and he is desperate
    for anything to help him forget and move on. He brings up some
    memories, the best memories that make him feel the worse, the
    reasons he can't sleep at night.

    I think he has been in and out of the botanica shop a couple times
    because the last verse sounds like he is talkin to the person at
    the botanica and they give him some spell books and what not for
    his "head's little problems". The guy at the shop is saying
    "I hope they let you sleep, So I can get some sleep"


    "The spell books and candles
    The potions in bottles
    You spoke yourself ill
    Despite what's in common
    With your rational behavior
    Sarcastic tone and nature"

    These lines make the guy searching for spells realize
    how desperate he really is because he is going against
    his rationality hoping that the magic and potions will help him.


    "I wonder how I
    Get so tired
    When I set my
    Bed on fire "

    This im not TOO sure about but i think lighting his bed on fire
    (maybe part of a ritual/ spell).
    you could say that this is him letting go of even the bed him
    and his girl slept. After he lets go of that, it helped him a
    lot and finally feels tired enough to get some sleep.

    JUST MY THOUGHTS THOUGH, ANY OTHER TAKES ON THIS SONG.
    M0NGRELon March 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno one commented on this song yet
    the 3 songs ive heard so far off their upcoming new album are so far amazing

    i wish i knew what this one was about
    Antonibearon October 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI cant believe how few trophy scars songs have comments on.. and where they do the comments are like and i quote: "the yelling in this song sounds like spongebob"

    christ this website is ideal for TS fans.. write your opinion!

    Without really delving into this song to deeply as i feel i need the whole album to fully understand its meaning you can tell its a very intimate, personal song to jerry. I mean literally look how many times he says 'I'!! It seems he still carries the stigmas of the problems raised within alphabets.. Generally centred around ex-lovers, drugs, religion and how he fits into all this..

    Ill comment again when ive thought about it some more.. Its early days for this song considering its not even mastered right now!

    KWahDB
    KWahDBon October 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis sounds like it's about Liz. I think the only reason he may bring up spells is because she left him for New Orleans, and LSU. He actually told me a little bit about their story once, I think he will always be heart broken about her. They still talk and visit each other often last I heard.
    HelloSharkon May 06, 2009   Link

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