STOP ! This feels like giving up…
was it just too fucking good ?
Watch yourself, mama ! Pack your bags !
I’ll crash into the sun before I let us float away into nothing .
Its cold outside your love,
well who’s fucking crazy now ?
Go ahead bitch ! Scream your lies !
I’ll rip you right out of my head

So here lies sick unsweetened sex appeal .
Its cyclical, your typical routine .
And so I’ll scream this in your face
but I can promise you’ll feel it between your legs .
Place the blame of blatant latent infancy
of intimacy squarely on affairs
where she was barely there emotionally !
And I could blame this on the pills,
or your family and friends but let’s be honest,
you’ve always kind of been a whore…

How’d you see a man like me
and think you were even worthy of his time ?
Take a good hard look,
cause now’s your second chance, yea .
Toss and turn while you’re thinking of me as you sleep;
it’s only natural to cry…
but shut those pretty eyes

Kiss me hard baby breathe through your fucking nose
See what you’re doing to me ?

But still…
Despite the many ways she fucked my head she never blew my mind .
And maybe this ain't what you came to see but I’m broken hearted
And since its my song and my sound and my screams and my fucking words to sing
you’ll sink your rotting gums into this .
Leave how you came if you cant stomach bullshit .
And since its my song and my words I’ll scream this in your face
and you’ll fall in love and you’ll beg for me

How’d you see a man like me
and think you were even worthy of his time ?
Take a good hard look,
cause now’s your second chance, yea .
Toss and turn while you’re thinking of me as you sleep;
it’s only natural to cry…
but shut those pretty eyes

She seemed sincere as each sin seared her tongue .
React, you worthless whore, you worthless whore .
Sink your rotting gums into this
leave how you came if you can’t stomach bullshit
Maybe this ain't what you came to see but I’m broken hearted !
Bitch, you got so many chances !
And so I’ll scream this in your face
but you will feel it right where he fucks you .

Please, love, just break how I want you to break


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  • +1
    My OpinionI think this song is a display of emotion. It's about a man who was cheated on by his girlfriend, obviously, but the lyrics are arranged in an ingenious way. He asks the girl how she can think she's worthy of him, says she's a whore and a liar, but the singer is screaming the words as if he's in pain. And he says he's broken-hearted. He's not just angry, but hurt that she would do such a thing. He's taking his comfort in trying to hurt her back. But he tries to make it look like he regards her as trash. It's really a beautiful song, lyrically.
    Modestmouse1115on February 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningAccording to Chris (the drummer), Benny (the lead singer) wrote this song after his girlfriend cheated on him with Joe (the guitarist).

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    CarouselRioton April 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentCarouselRiot That's exactly the case. The first few songs on The Circus are about her.
    favorthebraveon August 12, 2011   Link

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