"Local Joke" as written by and Alan Palomo....
Common things never bother me cause I'm the local joke
Summer got high and swoll she calls me the broken spoke
Never been late to fuck with fate and see if faith's a joke
Part of me wants the wants in life to tickle up and smoke
Come to me cross a ? with all the empty traits
Everything is just unsaid no need to contemplate
All my weights drip as they leave my lips how come do something straight
She needs and excuse to end things and become the things you hate


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"Local Joke" as written by Alan Palomo

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    My InterpretationI think it's "Part of me wants to watch and laugh as they go up in smoke," and "Constantly crossing paths with all the empty traits". Also possibly, "All my words drip(?) as they leave my lips, I've come to set things straight."

    naadeyahon November 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah i agree with those changes. Too bad, "Part of me wants the wants in life to tickle up in smoke" is a pretty sick lyric.
    Great song though, I love that last line. It seems to me like its about a relationship thats dysfunctional because of drug use.
    Dustbucket22on February 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYeah i agree with those changes. Too bad, "Part of me wants the wants in life to tickle up in smoke" is a pretty sick lyric.
    Great song though, I love that last line. It seems to me like its about a relationship thats dysfunctional because of drug use.
    Dustbucket22on February 05, 2010   Link
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    Lyric Correction** correct lyrics from cd booklet **

    Those kinds of things never bother me
    cause I'm the local joke
    her sun burnt eyes roll
    she calls me 'the broken spoke'
    never been late to fuck with fate
    and see her phrases choke
    but part of me wants to watch and laugh
    as they go up in smoke

    constantly crossing paths
    with all the empty traits
    you'd better leave things just unsaid
    then left to contemplate
    all my words trip as they leave my lips
    I've come to set things straight
    she needs an excuse to end things and
    become the things you hate
    FiberOpticJesuson April 18, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationAm I the only one who thinks it repeatedly says "love you" in the background?
    Zeppelynnon May 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it's just about a female or male who's a local joke because s/he's, well....a joke.
    wholelottawomanon December 05, 2011   Link
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    General Commentsunburnt eyes roll- beautiful girl that rolls her eyes at him. she is shallow and does not understand his deep philosophical ideas.

    part of me wants to watch and laugh as they go up in smoke- he will prove her wrong and when he does, he will be happy.

    she needs an excuse to end things-you have proven her wrong and now she wants to end things

    basically the song represents a boy(18-20) who is into a girl that is shallow. she does not take him seriously at all and therefore she calls him a "joke". he will prove her wrong with his ability to craft "something" and she will not want to accept it, therefore she will "end things".
    blackjunkeron December 13, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"i've come to set things straight." yes, i did.
    mylastnameishorrificallyaccurateon September 24, 2013   Link

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