"Nervous Rex" as written by and Laura Anne Stevenson....
All the blips of the sinking ships are all sinking in to your skin
and i'm getting older as my hair goes white
and i can not light up the dark.
and all the violent waves
the violent waves.

i haven't left the house in 100 years
and you haven't left yours in 100 hours
and we can't keep our hands out of our own mouths
see the horrible habits we acquire.
and all the rawest thumbs
from gnawing on them and rowing hard

you're a nervous wreck
i'm a nervous wreck
you're a nervous wreck.

and how my stomach burns but only at night
when the moon is bright
and i have dreams about bears with the reddest mouths
but your arms are warm and your legs are wrapped around.
and the sound of your heart
the unsteady sound

i will slow it down.


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    General CommentAbsolutely gorgeous song, I honestly love everything she does, but great lyrics, amazing voice, and I think the song's about the start of a new relationship and how nervous a person can be leading up to the beginning, or just getting to talk to someone.
    frontman17on September 02, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti also love this song- so grounded yet meaningful. however, i think it is about a relationship that has taken a turn for the worst. theyre moving at two different paces, hence "i will slow it down" and the unsteady sound of the others heartbeat. they've gotten almost too comfortable with ways that hinders the relationship.
    specialkalvoon March 27, 1988   Link
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    General CommentI think it is an intense early beginning to a relationship. However, I think the singer has a low view of herself and believes she will cause the other's feelings to fade (I will slow it down.) I'm not sure about that or anything (may be my own thoughts in there).
    freddyon July 31, 2012   Link

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