Straightening your collar
'Cause you know without your father
You're just unemployed

Dancing on the weekends
Oh, you know you own those sequins
Kissing all the boys

But was it you
When the sky turned blue
When we said
We wouldn't sleep
Until our memories rewind

You say you are an artist
But you know it's just another
Way to fit the mold

Twenty different leggings
For that outfit you're perfecting
When it gets too cold

But where are you
The other one of you
The one I met
On that day
You moved to town from Michigan

So why did you listen
To the kids at Union Pool?
Are they cool?
Do they make you think
That you're so unsuitable

So why do you try
To fit this caricature
The one you painted
Back in high school
Of that girl you dreamt to be when you left home

Nursing that hangover
With a cup of coffee
You can see me
Walking by

Turn your head away
"Cause you had nothing
Left to say
So you don't even try

But someday, maybe
We'll just get away
And you will say
This was just
Another phase in your life

Straightening your collar
'Cause you know without your father
You're just unemployed

Dancing on the weekends
Oh, you know you own those sequins
Kissing all the boys

You say you are an artist
But you know it's just another
Way to fit the mold

Twenty different leggings
For that outfit you're perfecting
When it gets too cold

So why did you listen
To the kids at Union Pool
Are they cool?
Do they make you think
That you're so unsuitable

So why do you try
To fit this caricature
The one you painted
Back in high school
Of that girl you dreamt to be when you left home


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Union Pool song meanings
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    General CommentThis song came up on my Pandora when listening to The Postal Service radio. Song caught me right away, definatley looking forward to listening to more of the band.

    Songs pretty simple I believe. Someone singing about a girl they admired that try's to fit in to much. Pretty much just about his frustrations about it.
    GnarWolfon November 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know what the dialogue that comes in at the end is from? "I wondered why a man of your talent was on the dole."
    JackFrostZZZon January 31, 2013   Link

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