Candle light, it burns in every hole of your eyes
It's beautiful, how much you'll never realize
So hush my love, there's something I'm to tell you now
Your time has come, around again my sleepless one

Your friend was young, hung and plastered
He never knew his own disaster
I think it's good, in fact it was faster
Cause it was you that he was after

Hold me now, as if you'll never let me go
Unhand me now, as if you've always known my name

His love was king, his love was master
He needed more, he needed always
He searched in vain for love and shelter
In every soul, in every hallway

So you thought she'd be sweeter than your girlfriend Peter
Well give it a second chance cause you've yet to meet her
We got the same ideas, we got the same old fears
They're different colors sometimes, but, hey, who cares?
Just years that tears our lives apart
Just like the time that you tried to teach your cousin to walk
He couldn't do it-push!-you told him twice
Well, I do man but it just don't jive

Tried so hard to control my behavior
I tried so hard, so hard to believe you
But now I live only to deceive you...

So kick and scream!

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Chinese Arithmetic song meanings
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    General Commentpossibly stating the obvious, but i never knew this 'til no long ago.

    the title comes from the phrase "like chinese artihmetic"...
    when something is hard or complicated, it's like chinese arithmetic.

    my favourite mosley era song... however, i'm not sure what to make of the lyrics.
    donniemcguffogon July 08, 2010   Link
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    General Commentmusically this is one of my favourite songs by fnm. i'll take a guess at the lyrics although i'm not certain.

    it sounds like he is a witness and a friend of someone in a relationship which has problems and that he is concerned for one of the people in that relationship. maybe he is involved in a love triangle.
    classifiedm10on April 30, 2011   Link

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