I walked in on a plan to dissolve all of your wishes
But I couldn't help your mouth which I missed by two inches
Maybe I thought that you and I could run away alongside
But I didn't understand I was a cold tear in your eye

What's in it for someone with nothing to do?
What's in it for me?

What's in it for someone with nothing to do?
What's in it for me?

I can read but I won't if I'm sleeping here without you
All these things that you learn, I've been knowing since my childhood
You are tiny and your lips are like little pieces of bacon
I can feel you on fire because you're drunk and I seem too cool

What's in it for someone with nothing to do?
What's in it for me?

What's it in for someone with nothing to do?
What's it in for me?

You know I love it when you put your fingertips around my shoulders
Should I take you to more functions or would you rather be lonely?
I feel like I'm messing up too much and I forget where I am
You are so much wiser and I'm used to stretching things out so long

What's in it for someone with nothing to do?
What's in it for me?

What's in it for someone with nothing to do?
What's in it for me?


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  • +2
    Lyric Correctioni think it's "cold tear in your RAW HIDE" and that's "tear" as in rip something... not cry...

    Oh, and that Kyle guy sounds like a real d*ck...
    Jumaon July 01, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI stumbled upon this song awhile ago and feel in love with it... it reminds me of a way I was in a while ago, that being said I feel this song is about being angry, confused, jealous and mislead over a break up. Seems he was the one that was dumped in the relationship, hes confused why and doesn't know what to do. She was complicated and appeared to be much smarter because she was set on the break up, and hes just used to riding out the relationship even if it has gone bad.
    kind of bland the way it was put but thats what I got out of it, and worked for me.
    MadSlaveGardenon August 18, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is so brillant.
    it kinda reminds me of the shins/pavement.

    i think this song is trying to say what am i getting out of this relationship.
    missparkerisloveon March 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHello song, I love you.
    johannsenon March 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    obviously the chillest, smoothest, and greatest song of all time.
    summerteeth99on May 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just saw these guys last night before Modest Mouse. They were really great. I liked them better in concert, because the lead singers voice comes out louder than on the album. But this album is great, and this is my favorite song off the album. Very Shins-esque.
    DarkwingDanon July 04, 2010   Link
  • -2
    General CommentYou are tiny and your lips are like little pieces of bacon


    vagina? or I'm just perverted? haha
    savsavsavsavsavon July 28, 2010   Link

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