"Dissolve" as written by and Jenny Owen Youngs....
tell them whatever you want
you and i know what happened here
tell them whatever you want
we gave each other proof we were there

there's nothing left on you
we sat and watched the glue dissolve

ask me whatever you need
i'm just waiting to obey
ask me the things you don't see
i am living to repay

there's nothing left on you
we sat and watched the glue dissolve

tell me what i deserve
i'm just waiting on your words
tell me i'm fit to be torn
you go, i stay, nothing gets done

there's nothing left on me
but breaks and cuts i know you can see
we're dead, we're bones, we're dust
there's nothing left to lose


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    My InterpretationI think it's about either a bad date or a bad relationship. It makes me think a bad date because of the "we gave each other proof we were there", like they have proof to show friends that they went to the date. It seems a very cynical song, like the date took a turn for the very worst, insults. Saying that she's fit to be abused or something. Very odd lyrics on this one, but my favorite song off of the new album.
    JustinPMon June 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe daytrotter version sounds a bit different,

    she is saying "of" instead of "on"

    and the last lines sounds like

    "we're dead, we're bones, we're dust
    there's nothing left of us"

    which makes much more sense to me.
    Fakeart123on April 13, 2010   Link

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