from the cheap seat there's an instant coming
don't repeat it, don't ask why
you've been told you've got a twisted tongue
you've been told you are a twisted son

but you can't understand, you're only gonna lose
oh, it's when you stake (OR slim you snake) your insides made you weep
oh, you're gonna run from the fallen sun
yeah, you got a twisted tongue
twisted tongue

you watched it dissapear in tracks
she's spittin' mo blood on your neck
you trade your lover for another lover
you've been told you are a mother fucker

you can't understand, you're only gonna lose
oh, it's when you stake (OR slim you snake) your insides made you weep
oh, you're gonna run from the fallen sun
yeah, you got a twisted tongue
twisted tongue

oh, it's when you stake (OR slim you snake) your insides made you weep
oh, you're gonna run from the fallen sun
yeah, you got a twisted tongue
a twisted tongue
a twisted tongue


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    General CommentI think it's "oh, it's slim you snake, your insides made you weep"
    But I might be mistaken.
    MrFawkeson December 14, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correctionfrom the cheap seat there's an instant coming
    don't repeat it, don't ask why
    you've been told you've got a twisted tongue
    you've been told you are a twisted son
    but you can't understand
    you're only gonna lose

    oh, it's slim you snake
    your insides made you weep
    oh, you're gonna run from the fallin' sun
    yeah, you got a twisted tongue
    twisted tongue

    you watched it disappear in tracks
    she's spittin' mo' blood on your neck
    you trade your lover for another lover
    you've been told you are a motherfucker
    but you can't understand
    you're only gonna lose

    oh, it's slim you snake
    your insides made you weep
    oh, you're gonna run from the fallin' sun
    yeah, you got a twisted tongue
    twisted tongue

    oh, it's slim you snake
    your insides made you weep
    oh, you're gonna run from the fallin' sun
    yeah, you got a twisted tongue
    a twisted tongue
    twisted tongue
    chelsboiiion May 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think it goes "from the cheap seat there's an instant common"
    which opened up the whole meaning of the song for me

    you know what it says in the lyric is true... yet people say to you "you gotta twisted tongue" for saying that
    people've called you a mother fucker for what you think, etc
    but you gotta run from the fallen sun
    you can't understand, you're only gonna lose
    so he says, "dont repeat what you know, don't ask why things are this way"
    which is interesting in itself...
    patchrickon April 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about keeping secrets and being eaten away by the guilt. Eventually someone finds out about your lies, and they condemn you. The lies might not even be inherently bad, but only told just to get out of hurting someone.

    "You've been told you've got a twisted tongue."

    The people he/she has hurt with their lies are obviously angry. They accuse this person of being a liar.

    "But you can't understand, you're only gonna lose."

    For some reason, the liar just keeps on spinning a web of deception in an effort to save him/herself or to avoid confrontation. He/she continues to lie even though it's inevitable that someone will find out in the end.

    "Oh, it's slim you snake, your insides made you weep."

    The guilt is tearing him/her apart.

    "You watched it disappear in tracks
    She's spittin' mo' blood on your neck
    You trade your lover for another lover
    You've been told you are a mother fucker."

    The whole ruse blows up in his/her face. The person he/she has been trying to keep things from finally finds out. "Spittin' mo' blood on your neck" could mean a lot of things but I think it's like...yelling at someone, chewing them out before you slam the door and leave. The part about trading lovers could either mean the secret was that he/she was a cheater, or it could mean he/she has moved on to another relationship yet this experience still haunts him/her. "You've been told you are a mother fucker." The last words of the scorned girlfriend/boyfriend echo in this person's mind for a long time.
    Aquarius121on June 04, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOh, and the fact that the chorus repeats could mean this person repeats the same pattern of lying and secret keeping.

    Aquarius121on June 04, 2011   Link

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