"Starring" as written by and Judah Dadone....
Shut me up with your long tubesocks
They don't scream, "Hey, let's just be friends"
Look at both my inkwells brimming
I was much less understanding then

How many stars you think you possess
How many in your butterfly net
Build me a star in your forehead
You were so misunderstood back then

But I think I get you now
I think I get you now

This is me starring
In a stranger's nightmare


Don't let the bathwater get too high
You will be a flood of porcelain
The lines clawed on the inside
It's digging hard into your tiles

And we're going to flood this house
We're going to flood this house

This is me starring
In a stranger's nightmare

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    General Commenti just wanted to tell you that when i saw them live, they said this song was a story of him literally starring someone elses nightmare...having a tube sock shoved in his mouth so as not to scream, being drowned it the tube and clawing the tiles (flood of porcelain)....stuff like that
    ligeia1on March 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I really hope these guys get the recognition they deserve soon.

    Unfortunately, I have no idea what these song means. I just love the sound and the first two lines make me smile. :D
    JacklynCarolon March 09, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis is definitely about after a breakup with his girlfriend.
    i guess the ex is bitter about the breakup, and dreams about torturing him?
    gag him with tubesocks that say "why can't we be friends?"

    i dont think he understood who she was. but he's starting to understand as he's in the nightmare.
    or something like that..
    either way, great song!
    BringBackShakkaon June 18, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti don't know how i found this, but i'm so glad i did. obsessed.

    to star in someone else's nightmare.. i dunno the song seems to be about looking back/considering where you are now..
    hab204on March 21, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe this isn't literally about him being in someones nightmare, its more like his life is something some people have nightmares about, whether its a breakup or whatever. Hes explaining how he's experiencing something difficult.
    squeakydonuton December 05, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationyea there's no doubt that the literal interpretation of this song may be a little...graphic. but i don't think any band writes a song with something like that as the sole message. instead, i think the song is supposed to deal with something much simpler, like the feeling of being trapped in a relationship, or being involved in an overbearing one.

    and i think it's important to take the phrase "stranger's nightmare" into consideration. it intrigues me that this "nightmare" is supposed to be the "stranger's" instead of the one "starring" in it.
    holycrapitsjakeon December 28, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionI think this song is about being in a relationship with someone generally unbearable to most, and even unbearable to the singer in the beginning. The person is only looking for love. The singer begins to see all the other person's faults as endearing.

    It's a "stranger's nightmare" but it's his dream, and he doesn't want to change, even if they're both going down. "We're going to flood this house."
    wooptyfriggindooon March 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about stockholm syndrome, wherein someone is being held captive but comes to empathize or even play along with the delusional captor. At least it makes sense, given the lyrics.
    hammjd2on July 19, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningI am sure they wanted to leave the interpretation open for their listeners... BUT the whole album 'Weathervanes' was put together based on the dreams of Judah Dadone. So this song is literally about starring in someones nightmare, in which he was quieted with a tube sock and drowned in a bath tube. Since dreams are the gateway to ones unconscious mind it is fair to say it may be about an ex or something. But the songs intention is not to be about the hypothetical ex... or whatever
    LeeahBeeahon July 22, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationGuys, I think I've got this figured out perfectly. It came to me because I randomly thought of the line "shut me up with your long tube-socks, they don't scream 'hey, let's just be friends." This is how I interpret it because it's what I'm going through with a girl right now. She has a boyfriend... but really wants me... and yeah, that's a mess lol.

    I think it's about a girl who has a boyfriend, but she's trying to hook up with the character of the lyrics.

    Lines that make me believe this:
    1)"Shut me up with your long tube-socks, they don't scream 'hey let's just be friends." They're hanging out, and she's trying to seduce him and look sexy.

    2) "How many stars do you think you possess? How many in your butterfly net?" This is another way of saying "how many guys do you think you can get? How many different guys are you messing around with right now?"

    3) "This is me starring in a stranger's nightmare." Well, if I had a girlfriend that were hooking up with some dude, that'd be an absolute nightmare. She's hooking up with him and making that nightmare a reality for her boyfriend, a guy that the singer hasn't met, hence the use of the word stranger.

    Is it a coincidence that the lines "how many ***STARS*** do you think you possess" works in that context me "this is me ***STARRING*** in a stranger's nightmare?" I think not!!!
    richardsecon November 19, 2015   Link

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