Know what, good you've done
Seems like, on just a whim
No one, can be on
All sides, at once

Every day, something strange
I can't explain, happens to me
Often I, am called by name
To clean up, aisle 13

No one knows cause no one wants to
Know what they might find

No one sees cause no one wants to
See what's in their mind

Don't be all, so all afraid
Everyone, has weird dreams
One day I'll, come home to find you
Covered with ants, cause you're so sweet

No one knows cause no one wants to
Know what they might find

No one sees cause no one wants to
See what's in their mind


Lyrics submitted by stealthissound, edited by Haydenkjb

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    General CommentAlso, don't you think that the message in this song is similar to the message doug is sending in the song "Goin'Against Your Mind" off of You in Reverse?
    umphreys444on January 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.
    westing202on October 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus is:
    no one knows cuz no one wants
    to know what they might find
    no one sees cuz no one wants
    to see whats in their mind....

    People will do anything to deny the truth if it doesn't coincide with their own beliefs and or truths. I can't even put into words what this song means to me. Incredible job doug the new cd does not dissapoint just please dont make it your last =( no one does it like Built to Spill.
    drummerdave37on October 11, 2009   Link
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    Memorywhen my father first bought this new album he sent me a text message with the lyrics "dont be all so all afraid everyone has weird dreams some day i'll come home to find you covered in ants because you're so sweet" telling me that that part reminds him of me which is not only sweet but now every time i listen i think of him its a great album its depressing but its wonderfully depressing
    brickleron February 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've been listening to Built to Spill since they were new, I remember and still listen to The Tree People, and this is by far the best song my boy Doug has written. This song is about the dark corners of our minds, where we stuff away the bad memories, all those hurtful things in life we'd rather not face, the skeletons in our closet. He equates the mind to a library, the reference section, an aisle. The number 13 signifies the missing 13th floor in high rise buildings and hotels, the floor we'd rather not think about, the one we pretend doesn't exist. We all know the 14th floor is a misnomer, but, as long as we're not going to the 13th floor, all is good in our world.
    tapedsmileon May 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is a janitorial metaphor for the often distasteful, but necessary challenges we must all face in life. Perhaps a bodhisattva warrior. Just pick up a mop and get to work!
    Hermes Whitmanon August 09, 2015   Link

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