On some mentioning of thoughts of mid twenties tangent plots
Those sad feathery talks that float in on all that
Tattered teenage applause clapped out further with no pause
On collegiate palms of course their hands so soft
Ancient postures of awe for low level modern shocks
Now happening a lot like any synaptic
Cavalry's typical barrage on your tired soul
You can not shrug it off, just start your inconsequential white withdrawal
It's bad new for you, haven't felt this way in a long time
Haven't felt this way in a long time
Bad news for you, haven't felt this way in a long time
Haven't felt this way in a long time
Cautious sticks stuck in fictitious craws capsized on your chatty shores
Half deaf, half seem worse yet you still keep talking
In between coughing fits and soon to be heimliched bits
Of Ideas which you could not yet digest
Put that rag to your face, lay down that's a better pace
Go back to cliches like "I should kill myself" or "I should lose some weight"
I'm sure either way you'd feel just the very same
Quiet now someone's coming
Bad news for you, Haven't felt this way in a long time
Haven't felt this way in a long time
Bad news for you, haven't felt this way in a long time
Haven't felt this way in a long time
Bad new for you
Haven't felt this way in a long time
Haven't felt this way in a long time



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    General Commentwhy has nobody commented this song? its fucking sweet i love how the verses change into the chorus...the percussion in this song is sweet too in the verses
    Dub2on December 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is very hard to "decode" since no one else has made any attempt I feel brave enough to try.

    It's hard to tell if the writer is directing this at him self or his college aged audience. It seems like this band writes music that could cross the boundaries of time and the first lines in this one allude to that fact:

    On some mentioning of thoughts of mid twenties tangent plots (stories from the nineteen twenties)
    Those sad feathery talks that float in on all that
    Tattered teenage applause clapped out further with no pause
    On collegiate palms of course their hands so soft (talking about the young crowd possibly drowning out the music's meaning by being kids)

    Ancient postures of awe for low level modern shocks
    Now happening a lot like any synaptic (what was shocking in the twenties is just eh now days)
    Cavalry's typical barrage on your tired soul (and it happens like a rain storm on your soul)
    You can not shrug it off, just start your inconsequential white withdrawal

    Cautious sticks stuck in fictitious craws capsized on your chatty shores (I want to say this alludes to pills/medication I spent alot of time on it and can't imagine it's real meaning.)
    Half deaf, half seem worse yet you still keep talking (most audience don't get the half of the message)
    In between coughing fits and soon to be heimliched bits
    Of Ideas which you could not yet digest (can't understand the meaning.)

    damn these lyrics are mind boggling. hope some one else posts eventually

    simentfon October 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFor me this song has always just been about him telling an ex that he's moved on and maybe its hard for her to accept that he's moved on maybe it was her who broke up with him so he kind of doesnt really feel sorry for her so he says "you should go back to cliches, like i should kill myself or i should loose some weight" but in the end he doesnt really care cuz she'd "feel the same either way"
    rottenzukoon April 17, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionWhat I believe, the song meaning basically explains my current situation right now:

    Easiest way for me to explain is imaging a relationship, both mid twenties, with someone; let's just PRETEND a girl that is confused with life and a boy that is insecure about everything ranging from himself, work, his girlfriend, etc.
    * Also it could be the opposite/same gender, any age, or color. Humans are human, no matter what or how we live. Almost every human progresses information the same even if you don't we're all the same Just don't hate on someone because "you're bored or think you're better than them"
    You're not, at all. *

    It's toxic from the start because both don't understand how friendship or boundaries work and understand how they are very important to the relationship:

    The guy is insecure because of something that has happened in the past which he doesn't know how to fix, usually family issues when younger or just regular stress honestly.

    The girl is already having overwhelming feelings just because of college or work and has a lot of trouble focusing on anyone, especially her boyfriend; that needs the most attention of all.

    Boy either cheats or distance himself

    Girl is already upset about stress, feels alone but doesn't know how to fix it. Finds out boyfriend messed up or she did so she moves on.

    Boy regrets the insecurities or mistakes he made and realizes that he lost someone that actually cared for him and just needed help with herself but he never pictured her to actually think breaking up was a thought.

    He makes statements that focus on trying to make the other person feel bad.
    Example: *boy: "why don't you want to do this or why don't you care for me?" Girl: I care but I'm my own person and I'll focus on me." Boy: *screams*

    BASICALLY!!!!! The whole thing is about getting out of a relationship, she gets cheated on, lied too, and stalked by old boy-ex just to go find her perfect person by accident.
    She never wants to date again
    Basically become best friends and click with a new guy after saying you would never love again.
    You feel for the new guy like you never felt before, he is a new drug.

    This is a long and confusing post
    I tried
    It's a good song
    witttlefooton July 30, 2017   Link

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