Pat we need your brains back
Pat we need your fire
and your imagination

Pat we know you fucked up
but we don't care you fucked up
everybody's fucked up

thought I heard your voice
the other night
and sure enough it came
from you
thought I'd be surprised
that you weren't dead
but all I was was glad

just sitting by your bed
and talking to your head
and hearing what you said
as if you'd never left

can't you see yourself yet
can't you see through our eyes
can't you see the truth

nothing's worse than never
falling in a dream's where
we can see together

saw you the other night
have to say
something wasn't right
of course
but I didn't mind
cuz seeing you
being all alive

just walkin in the room
made me so relieved
like everything was fine
and you had never died
or second guessed your mind
or gave up on our trust
thought you'd gone too far
for us to take you back
but distances like that, Pat
don't exist in fact


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    General Commentthis is one of the best bts songs ive heard in a long time... kind of theres nothing wrong with love-ish.
    this whole new album is surprisingly awesome!

    well, for songmeanings: think this about someone who committed suicide? and maybe doug is envisioning these encounters with pat in his head? or is this about someone who actually fucked up in someway, is still alive, and actually came back to reconcile? im thinking pat is dead.

    deaddisneyyon October 14, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe the song is an ode to Pat Brown, one of Dug's old bandmembers from 'Treepeople' who passed away (i'm not sure why or how).

    What is most heartwarming is that fact that the song features guest guitarist Scott Schmaljohn, the former co-leader (along with Dug) of Treepeople. The song itself is very reminiscent of older Treepople songs.

    In essance, it's two older guys singing about their good friend who died, and how they still see and talk to "him" (his influence) every day.
    drunktomatoon October 15, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"distances like that, pat
    don't exist in fact"

    instantly, this made me feel better about my life.
    TheWrongGirlon December 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdistances like that, pat
    don't exist in fact
    westing202on October 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaw shit, that last stanza, holy shit.
    shishaw shishawon October 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commentjust walkin in the room
    made me so relieved
    like everything was fine
    and you had never died
    or second guessed your mind
    or gave up on our trust
    thought you'd gone too far
    for us to take you back
    but distances like that, Pat
    don't exist in fact


    this stanza is amazing because it fits perfectly with how i feel about someone in my life who recently commited suicide.. like everything was fine like you had never second guessed your mind or gave up on our trust thought you'd gone too far for us to take you back.. because usually people commit suicide because of things like depression, things that are within their own mind and they think they're alone when there are people surrounding them the whole time. does that make sense? the song makes perfect sense and i can relate.
    brickleron February 16, 2010   Link
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    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    istapparon August 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"can't you see yourself yet
    can't you see through our eyes
    can't you see the truth"


    That stanza is clearly telling a person who hates himself that he is not like he thinks he is. A very heartwarming song.
    liquidpunkon January 17, 2013   Link

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