if you called, and i didn't answer,
there's a chance i'll get back to you
but if you're bald, fat, and go where my pants were,
then you know i'm breeding for two

january twenty something, let 'em line up and slide away
someone dialed up my line today

this song was a fever-dream,
first new year's greeting on my answering machine,
a suicide note from my late-teens,
put to this melody

and now my bike tire's flat,
i must have ran over some glass, in the dark
or it mighta got slashed,
'cause i was messing around with someone's, ex-girlfriend, again
january twenty something
let 'em line up and slide away


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  • +1
    General CommentThe verse about the bike tire is a reference to "A Little Titanic" from Oaklandazulasylum.
    I love how many references to older material are on Eskimo Snow.
    Mr. Shiveron October 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's on their upcoming album eskimo snow, which should be released in september
    shitscoldon July 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat this song is off of?
    swankon July 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDidn't Yoni say the opening used to be his answering machine?
    Egg Shmegon August 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyoutube.com/…
    he explains it briefly in the beginning.

    I believe the part that was his answering machine ends at "someone dialed up my line today". the rest seems to kind of evaluate the current state of his life in comparison to when he wrote it.
    chafedon August 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis one's my favorite off the new album. The harmonies are so damn perfect.
    whereartestebanon September 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEven though it's just a generic answering machine / voice mail greeting, I always thought the first couple lines were lifted/re-imagined from the Silver Jews song 'Advice to the Graduate'.
    crispingsleeveon August 15, 2014   Link

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