"Tripped And Fell in Portland" as written by and David Anthony/even Schmitt....
The secret's out. Our lips are wide as oceans
I sold my eyes for emerald dimes.
The edges blur, the walls are bending.
You bite like you don't have any teeth to break my skin.
I feel like she's on fire.
And every room is another world I'm walking in
We couldn't get much higher
I tripped and fell so deep I can't come down.
How did you run into a door that's wide open? Get ahold of yourself.
I tripped and fell so deep I can't come down.
Our hands are melting maps. Balancing on a fence the change made no sense.
The edges stir, the walls are dancing...
I steal everything just to give it back again. Trust me i'm a liar.
And all the words I bought, they aren't worth anything.
We couldn't get much higher.
I tripped and fell so deep I can't come down...
Brace yourself. There's no way out. We left our minds behind.
Climbing the blinds, fabricating time, 'till we come back to life.
I tripped and fell so deep I can't come down.


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    General Commenttake a look again. the second time it is dancing.
    I copied it exactly.
    beatbackboneson August 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentoh sorry i didn't see it right(:
    wtdmnxon August 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthes talkin about trippin on acid by the sound of"our hands are melting maps. balancing on a fence"
    michaelc52on October 25, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthes talkin about trippin on acid by the sound of"our hands are melting maps. balancing on a fence"
    michaelc52on October 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat are the lyrics at the end of the song ? it concerns "Can I take you home?"
    here it's what I've got :

    Alright ..., are you ready?
    Ya

    "Please forgive me
    I don't want to hurt anymore,
    My heart is breaking (breaking ...)
    Can I take you home?
    Open yourself up to me and surrender.
    Can I take you home?
    Please forgive me
    We lock out the world and we'll stay here forever."

    There's some stuff missing ! Do you know what he is singing ?
    Cygnus2on December 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlmao hes basically talking about being high
    or trippin over somehting
    and what hes saying is all what hes experienceing and thinking and feeling while on that "trip"
    AnnieOaklyon December 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyea it is about trippin cuz they say "emerald dimes" that could be pot.
    even though its not really emerald.
    zzthexdayxdreamer46zzon December 20, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationInteresting - I understand this song very much as part of a larger context...

    I take that, the "door that's wide-open" he ran into, could be a naive girl. Possibly too young, that would make it a secret in any case, as "balancing on a fence - the charge made no sense" indicates some sort of grey-area crime...

    Though the drug reference seems clear, it may be understood to mean generic elation of 'tripping' - what he experienced, when he persuaded her to join him in bed.
    Kaworu81on May 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about people that are high, and they the rooms feel like different worlds and things like that because of that. By the way, it's the walls are bending. It's in the lyrics in the booklet in the album.
    wtdmnxon August 19, 2009   Link

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