The booze in my blood runs fast and loud
And my brain shouts down to my mouth say whatever I think
Say it at him

And as the dam bursts open and you're drowned out boy
Better go outside, sit in your boat and wait
'til you get washed away

Hold on to your thumbs, tighten your eyelids
Lock up your ears, my dear, I'm verbal when I am loaded
Duck under that desk, cover your neck
Thicken your skin as I begin to shoot myself in the foot again

And as the body succumbs, and my mouth goes numb
I limp out to the sound of, the breaking of broken toes
A vandal spoke
In the stark and the sobering dry sunlight
I will blink my eyes and hope the blink can erase
All the shit that I said and did

Hold on to your thumbs, tighten your eyelids
Lock up your ears, my dear, I'm verbal when I am loaded
Duck under that desk, cover your neck
Thicken your skin as I begin to shoot myself in the foot again

And if I shoot at you, you should shoot at me too
And we can drown in pools of the thick dark words we threw
And as my face turns white
I apologise, I am sorry, it's not your fault
It's mine

Hold on to your thumbs, tighten your eyelids
Lock up your ears, my dear, I'm verbal when I am loaded
Duck under that desk, cover your neck
Thicken your skin as I begin to shoot myself in the foot again


Lyrics submitted by waitingtowashaway, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Foot Shooter song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentThink you have quite a few mistakes in the lyrics there.

    Well the booze in my blood runs fast and loud
    And my brain shouts down to my mouth say whatever I think
    Say it at him

    And when the dam bursts open and your drowned out boy
    Better go outside, sit in your boat and wait
    Till you get washed away

    Hold your thoughts, time your rallies
    Pluck up your ears we're doing it verbal but I am loaded
    Duck under that desk, cover your neck
    Picking your skin as I begin to shoot myself in the foot again

    And as the voice succumbs as my mouth goes numb
    I limp out to the sound of breaking of broken toes
    A vandal spoke
    And in the stark and the sobering dry sunlight
    I will blink my eyes and hope the blink can erase
    All the shit that I said and did

    Hold your thoughts, time your rallies
    Pluck up your ears we're doing it verbal but I am loaded
    Duck under that desk, cover your neck
    Picking your skin as I begin to shoot myself in the foot again

    And if I shoot at you, you should shoot at me too
    We can drown in the ghost of the thick dark words we throw
    And if my face turns white
    I apologise, I am sorry, it's not your fault
    It's mine

    Hold your thoughts, time your rallies
    Pluck up your ears we're doing it verbal but I am loaded
    Duck under that desk, cover your neck
    Picking your skin as I begin to shoot myself in the foot again
    craighay1on March 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLyrics as written on the album :

    The booze in my blood runs fast and loud
    And my brain shouts down to my mouth say whatever I think
    Say it at him

    And as the dam bursts open and you're drowned out boy
    Better go outside, sit in your boat and wait
    'til you get washed away

    Hold on to your thumbs, tighten your eyelids
    Lock up your ears, my dear, I'm verbal when I am loaded
    Duck under that desk, cover your neck
    Thicken your skin as I begin to shoot myself in the foot again

    And as the body succumbs, and my mouth goes numb
    I limp out to the sound of, the breaking of broken toes
    A vandal spoke
    In the stark and the sobering dry sunlight
    I will blink my eyes and hope the blink can erase
    All the shit that I said and did

    Hold on to your thumbs, tighten your eyelids
    Lock up your ears, my dear, I'm verbal when I am loaded
    Duck under that desk, cover your neck
    Thicken your skin as I begin to shoot myself in the foot again

    And if I shoot at you, you should shoot at me too
    And we can drown in pools of the thick dark words we threw
    And as my face turns white
    I apologise, I am sorry, it's not your fault
    It's mine

    Hold on to your thumbs, tighten your eyelids
    Lock up your ears, my dear, I'm verbal when I am loaded
    Duck under that desk, cover your neck
    Thicken your skin as I begin to shoot myself in the foot again
    skipper3kon March 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is my absolute favorite song on the album! It is brilliant! The way he uses the figure of speech "to shoot oneself in the foot", to go against one's own interests/ to be self-destructive, in this case by saying things he shouldn't while he is drunk, and then using words to paint a picture of actually having shot himself in the foot. I'm not sure if I worded that right to express what I mean but I just think it's phenomenal!

    Like, using the word loaded- loaded in the sense that he is drunk and loaded like a gun.

    And, "And as the body succumbs, and my mouth goes numb,I limp out to the sound of, the breaking of broken toes". Limping cause he just shot himself in the foot...

    Also, "And if I shoot at you, you should shoot at me too, And we can drown in pools of the thick dark words we threw, And as my face turns white, I apologise, I am sorry, it's not your fault,It's mine"- pools of words he just spewed out and pools of blood from the wound to the foot/ face turns white from the regret of what he just said and the loss of blood.

    And then still also managing to tie it in to the nautical theme throughout the whole album: "And as the dam bursts open and you're drowned out boy Better go outside, sit in your boat and wait
    'til you get washed away"

    I love it. I think he is an amazing lyricist.


    strangersatelliteon June 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks craig ;) Brilliant song! Personally one of my favourites on the new album. It could easily be anthem of the occasional or instinctual "nightime beasts" who knows how to rock 'n roll in the evenings. You often have this strange feeling when you wake up, realizing things that happened the other night. Like they never really happened to you and you aren't the person responsible for them. But you have to face the consequences anyway.
    SimonLieson March 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hear "It wasn't your fault..." at the beginning of the chorus instead of "Hold your thoughts..."

    It seems to make sense in the context of the song given that he says "I apologize, I'm sorry, it's not your fault" during the bridge.
    MattyDon March 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfavourite song from the new album. I love the way he sings the words loaded and again in the chorus.
    harry1234on March 09, 2010   Link
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    General Commentit's about how he gets drunk and says things he doesn't mean to someone, probably a girl, but really could be anyone. so this song is written like when he's sober as a warning to the person not to take it personally, not to believe anything the singer says when they are drunk, to "thicken your skin" as he starts to "shoot myself in the foot again" by saying/doing these things. it might be that he gets drunk while out with his lady friend and starts shit with another guy (hence the line "say whatever i think, say it at him!") and eventually this turns into saying things he doesn't mean to her. i dunno. great song though.
    da7idon March 15, 2010   Link

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