Tommy says when I was 16
All that I wanted was bright and clean
Now that I know what it's like to have sex
I wanna see something that I've never seen

Don't be the one who writes love songs for pretty girls
Insensitive smokers with cigarette eyes
Keep chasing hopelessness, tom-boys are dangerous
And it shows in your

Tommy says that Portland is great
Half the cool girls, yeah they look the same
Oh yeah Tommy? What do these other ones look like?
They look like the cool boys, but they're the ones that I crave goddamnit

Your style, your smile

I love you no matter where you spend the night
You can always come back to me
Because I'm nothing, and you are everything

Lyrics submitted by patchrick, edited by sessionable

The Dirge song meanings
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    General Commentits not "what do these hoes look like" the correct lyric is "what do these other ones look like"
    chubbi chazeron February 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti just came home from seeing them play this song live... apparently it is a cover from some band that nobody even knows about. I want to marry them.

    this song came around at a perfect time in my life.... because i am nothing and you are everything.
    deathcadeton April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe Dirge was originally by New Bad Things. They were sort of ska-ish.
    PhilipWithOneLon July 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's a little unfair but telling that this song is listed under Japanther and not New Bad Things, who are one of those bands that got called "the greatest band you've never heard of."

    I'm much more partial to the NBT original and the Delgados' cover, but different strokes and all that.
    P99on March 15, 2013   Link

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