I'm not shit, I'm champagne
Let's all go home and kill ourselves and our radios
Where's my head? This isn't mine.
nobody loves a thing everyone is fucking crazy.
In control
it's not my fault
they'll be sorry once I skin them
scared to life
A painless death
make sure she knows I love her right before she floats away
I can't hear you, screams too loud
All my eyedeas (ideas) become perfect little blind spots
Fold me in, tucked away
I'm starting to think I never learn what I need to learn
all things pass we bruise skin
holding onto things we shouldn't be allowed to keep
Make them proud dredged in guilt
call me when the miracle reduces to coincidence.

My casted wings are almost stubs now...
I can't feel a thing...
just like you promised.
I was always bad at being good,
I was always bad at being good,
I was always bad...

There's no hell more harsh than a memory.
There's no home more hell than an empty nest.
Winter takes the warm away.
Spring takes the cold away.
Summer takes the rain away.
and Fall took away my friend.
I believe there's never a place better than right where you are.
although imagining an after life can tend to mend a broken heart,
And with someone dead, it's a way of coping with loss.
But I don't need you out there somewhere if I have you in my thoughts.
I don't envy anyone in a position where they're forced to choose,
Pull the plug or not I can't tell if this is for me or you.
I mean I know you're sick, tired, and confused.
but sometimes letting the tired go to sleep is the best thing to do.
I will hold your head while the doctor sticks the needle in.
I'll always remember our companionship and what it meant,
And on Sunday, October the 5th you took your last breath,
and you will be missed.


Lyrics submitted by str8lowlife

Hay Fever song meanings
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  • +3
    General CommentAn absolute travesty no one has commented on this song. Underrated song on an already underrated album.
    CIA420on January 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI tear up every time I hear this song. It was hard enough to lose my first dog but I can't imagine losing another one.
    Anubisonaon November 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, wow (:
    funkygurl714on October 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm not a fan of eyedea's rock and roll efforts so much, rest his soul, but the part at the end seems to be about a dog or cat dying. i mean "while the doctor sticks the needle in", aren't needles mainly used to kill convicts and animals, as opposed to the terminally ill, as the song seemed to be implying earlier with the whole "pull the plug" thing? i don't know, probably overthinking it. decent song, i guess.
    crocodile_smileon March 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh and october 5th is my birthday! :) which is the whole reason i got here.
    crocodile_smileon March 20, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was inspired by his dog dying which makes him contemplate life, death and euthanasia on more than just animals... It's kind of haunting how it seems to foreshadow his own death.
    SixStringSoulon May 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI never heard anything about it, but I also always had a funny feeling that this song was about the death of a pet, a dog in particular, i think because of the "I'll always remember our COMPANIONSHIP" line, and also the line "I will hold your head while the doctor sticks the needle in" But I agree with CIA420 This whole album is super underrated, but I realized today while I was listening to it, that, to me at least, for what its worth, sounds at least 10 or 15 years ahead of its time, I don't think a lot of people were ready for an album like this. I must admit I am a HUGE Mike Larsen fan, not just eyedea & abilities, and oliver hart, but face candy, carbon carousel, the Mike Larsen solo shit, and Puppy dogs and Icecream, I love it all, this album took a second to grow on me. I always liked it A LOT!, but the more I listened, the more I liked it, and every time I listen to it I still like it more and more and more, the actual album came with a lyric book, and reading that just makes me like and appreciate all the songs even more. Also, whoever did the cover art for this album is a BADASS with water colors to say the least. RIP Eye
    ReyePon October 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI think with the powerful final lyrics
    "I will hold your head while the doctor sticks the needle in.
    I'll always remember our companionship and what it meant,
    And on Sunday, October the 5th you took your last breath,
    and you will be missed'
    and also the title: Hay Fever (a delirious fever dogs catch)
    it's pretty safe to assume it is about the sad death of a dog who was very close to him - his companion
    Spitwalkeron May 03, 2013   Link

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