"Audience" as written by and Jonathan Bo Russell Matthew Cole Aveiro....
Sunday nights that you want her
Like velvet cake
Sweet heart can bargain
Half price mistakes

She will go down with her ship
Like a good captain
You're sitting on the dock
Playing for an audience of one

Pacing your apartment
Linoleum floors
Get a call from an old friend
She never liked them before

He will drive all over three lanes
You sit tight, shotgun
Windshield wipers
Waving for an audience of one

You came out from the country
Wearing momma's clothes
You were born in the city
Daddy's dominos

You need a record you can move to
Well we got one
Drop the needle
We are playing for an audience of one

Drop the needle
We are playing for an audience of one

One gets all of you
Two's jealous
Three gets even less
Four divides you up then you're left
Pleasing all your guests

Reach out your pointer finger
And touch the globe
Spin around and where it stops
You've got to pack your bags and go

Land in the Mohave Desert
Sing for the sun

Three's too many when you're playing for an audience of one
Two's too busy when you're playing for an audience of one
One is the only way you're playing for an audience of one


Lyrics submitted by drego5, edited by Mellow_Harsher, dodgerblue

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  • +2
    General CommentIt is so easy to listen to this song and want to dance. My favorite line is "sunday nights you want her like velvet cake" The allusion to craving someone is just... genius.
    Sunshineshineon March 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe lack of responses is very odd to me. Do people not realize how good CWK's are??? Dang. Anyhow, wasnt big on this song at first, but it really grows on you.....much like how you have to watch movies more than once to REALLY like them.
    mallorypmmon April 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's not when she rifles it's WINDSHIELD WIPERS!!
    torifaython December 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy current favorite song. To me, it's about disregarding what others might think about things, because in the end, all that matters is yourself, and how you feel about things.
    drego5on December 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSunday nights that you want her like velvet cake
    Sweet heart can bargain half price mistakes
    She will go down with her ship like a good captain
    You're sitting on the dock playing for an audience of one

    Pacing your apartment's linoleum floors
    Get a call from an old friend she never liked him before
    He will drive all over three lanes while you ride shotgun
    Windshield wipers waving for an audience of one

    You came out from the country wearing mamas clothes
    You were born in the city with daddy's domino's
    You need a record you can move to
    Well we got one
    Drop the needle, we are playing for an audience of one
    Drop the needle, we are playing for an audience of one

    One gets all of you
    two's jealous
    Three gets even less
    Four divides you up, then you're left
    Pleasing all your guests

    Close your eyes
    put your finger on the globe
    Spin it round and where it stops you got to pack your bags and go
    Land in the Mojave desert, well you got sun
    Three's too many when you're playing for an audience of one
    Two's too busy when you're playing for an audience of one
    One is the only when you're playing for an audience of one

    straight from the album booklet itself. I know it sounds like he sings other bits different, but this is what was written
    dustfingeron December 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSunday nights that you want her like velvet cake
    Sweet heart can bargain half price mistakes
    She will go down with her ship like a good captain
    You're sitting on the dock playing for an audience of one

    Pacing your apartment's linoleum floors
    Get a call from an old friend she never liked him before
    He will drive all over three lanes while you ride shotgun
    Windshield wipers waving for an audience of one

    You came out from the country wearing mamas clothes
    You were born in the city with daddy's domino's
    You need a record you can move to
    Well we got one
    Drop the needle, we are playing for an audience of one
    Drop the needle, we are playing for an audience of one

    One gets all of you
    two's jealous
    Three gets even less
    Four divides you up, then you're left
    Pleasing all your guests

    Close your eyes
    put your finger on the globe
    Spin it round and where it stops you got to pack your bags and go
    Land in the Mojave desert, well you got sun
    Three's too many when you're playing for an audience of one
    Two's too busy when you're playing for an audience of one
    One is the only when you're playing for an audience of one


    straight from teh album booklet
    dustfingeron December 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the only part that's sung differently than the lyrics in the booklet is after the Mojave desert - sounds to me too like "sing for the sun"

    I dig this tune. I first heard it after buying the album, playing it in my car on the way home, windows down on one of the first mild days of the year, deep blue evening sky and streetlights gliding by, moon high above - I was their audience of one, and the world seemed right just then.
    Sylvaniaon March 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthese guys are amazingggg i got to see them for free in san jose last week and they played this. i hadn't heard it before (i know i can't believe i forgot to get their new ep) anyways this sounds liek nothing i've heard before it's just sooo good. don't really get what he's singing about though?
    jasssson June 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningi think she could be pregnant there for the baby is her auidience of one... i got this from where she is not drinking the wine or coffee..... i dunno??
    barneynormon June 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWell the more that I've listened to it, I am starting to think he is talking about having sex. When you're sleeping with someone, they are your audience of one. I don't know the song just sounds so... sexy and I think this could be why. Just a thought, folks!
    jasssson July 22, 2010   Link

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