"Good Graces, Bad Influence" as written by and Nicholas Edward Thomas....
She said 'Picture this: you and I,
On a magic carpet ride,
Covering your living room floor'

She said 'Picture this: you and I,
On a magic carpet ride,
Covering your living room floor'

I said 'You bring out my terrible its oh so wonderful
I can be the first-class passion that you're lookin' for
I'm your number one, all time fan'

In my good graces, you're a bad influence
Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance
Little mischevious, remain devious
Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance

She trembled 'Take me now,
Knock me out, navigate my filthy mouth,
Nurse my naughty back to life'

I said 'You unleash my episodes,
Crack my moral code,
Desperately delicious in your housewife glass life'

In my good graces, you're a bad influence
Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance
Little mischevious, remain devious
Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance

I'm your number one, all time fan
It would be my honour to get down with your open hand

In my good graces, you're a bad influence
Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance
Little mischevious, remain devious
Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance
Oh and you're a bad influence
Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance
You're a bad influence
Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance


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    General CommentPretty sure it's "First Class passenger" not "passion". Also "validate my filthy mouth" not "navigate my filthy mouth"

    I've been listening to it all day and that's def what I'm hearing. =]

    This song is amazing. The Spill has done it again. Can't wait for a full album!!
    randomhero2006on January 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI was a little unsure in a few spots. Is it you bring out my...terribleness?
    You can use my episodes? And Housewife glass life?

    Other than that I think I got it.
    360degreeson January 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's actually "You bring out my terrible, it's oh so wonderful."

    And "Nurse be body back to life" is "nurse my naughty back to life".

    For "it would be my honor to get down with your open hand", it might be "upper" insted of "open".

    Other than that, it's good :)

    I'm addicted to this song. I can't stop listening to it. My favorite off the new EP for sure.
    LeahStaron January 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentShe said 'Picture this: you and I,
    On a magic carpet ride,
    Covering your living room floor'

    She said 'Picture this: you and I,
    On a magic carpet ride,
    Covering your living room floor'

    I said 'You bring out my terrible its oh so wonderful
    I can be the first-class passion that you're lookin' for
    I'm your number one, all time fan'

    In my good graces, you're a bad influence
    Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance
    Little mischevious, remain devious
    Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance

    She trembled 'Take me now,
    Knock me out, navigate my filthy mouth,
    Nurse my naughty back to life'

    I said 'You unleash my episodes,
    Crack my moral code,
    Desperately delicious in your housewife glass life'

    In my good graces, you're a bad influence
    Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance
    Little mischevious, remain devious
    Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance

    I'm your number one, all time fan
    It would be my honour to get down with your open hand

    In my good graces, you're a bad influence
    Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance
    Little mischevious, remain devious
    Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance
    Oh and you're a bad influence
    Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance
    You're a bad influence
    Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance
    JezAlmightyon January 13, 2010   Link
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    General Commentyeah, it's definitely "VALIDATE my dirty mouth" and I'm hearing "First Class passenger" too xD

    oh man, i'm so addicted to the whole EP!
    The beat and lyrics.... ahhh true Spilly radiates from it
    <3333 Some of my favorites by them too, and I've only just got them ^_^
    AnZ84on January 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is lyrically genius. i don't know why people think that the word "naughty" makes him less of a songwriting genius. probably one of the best songs he has ever written lyrically. and the way he sings the lyrics in the song especially the "oh so wonderful" in the beginning. amazing. and its an extremely sexual song which is so different for them.

    isnt it "housewife blouse-like"
    ngxtreme13on January 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "you INDUCE my episodes" not unleash. It's either that or unloose. But not unleash. It doesn't sound like that at all.
    KairiGurlon January 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commentcan you guys please discuss the meaning, and stop bickering over the correct lyrics? i don't really understand the song and i need some clarification.

    also, i agree with whoever else said it. :( i am NOT enjoying their new sound. they used to be my favourite band and i am really not digging this... but i'm scared to not like them anymore haha, they're all i've ever know. lissahxoxon May 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is either about drugs or sex.
    "Magic carpet ride" if i search on urbandictionary comes up as meaning to get baked.
    " Keep me a heartbeat shy of an ambulance" Could support that, meaning he relies on her to not overdose.
    He might see it as morally wrong, but this person is "his bad influence" "breaking his moral code" etc.
    Theres also many references to possible sex, "dirty mouth" "bad influence" again,.. I don't know. What makes more sense to you guys?
    vasiron May 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentInteresting, urban dictionary also says "magic carpet ride" can refer to sex on a carpet..
    vasiron May 24, 2010   Link
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