"The Weekenders" as written by and Craig Finn Tad Jason Kubler....
There was that whole weird thing with the horses.
I think they know exactly what happened.
I don't think it needs any explaining.
I'm pretty sure I wasn't your first choice.
I think I was the last one remaining.
I wish we hadn't gone and destroyed it.
'Cause I was thinking we could pull another weekender.
If you've still got a little bit of clairvoyance.

I remember the metal bar.
I remember the reservoir.
You could say our paths have crossed before.

So if it has to be a secret.
Then I guess that I can deal with it.
You and I both know it's a negative thing.
In the end only the girls know the whole truth.

There were a couple pretty crass propositions.
There were some bugs in the bars.
There was a kid camped out by the coat check.
She said the theme of this party is the industrial age.
You came in dressed like a train wreck.

I remember the OTB.
The five second delivery.
You could say our paths have crossed before.

So if it has to be a secret.
Then I guess that I can deal with it.
God only knows it's not always a positive thing.
To see a few seconds into the future


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"The Weekenders" as written by Tad Jason Kubler Craig Finn

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  • +2
    General CommentSo far this is my favourite song off of the new album.

    "She said the theme of this party's the Industrial Age
    And you came in dressed like a train wreck"

    Amazing.
    georgieon May 03, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe current lyics only go until 2:20 in the song, but as there’s another 1.5 minutes of the song, I’ve included the rest below (yes there are some lines repeated from earlier, but it’s far from being an identical refrain):


    And if you swear to keep it decent.
    Then yeah, I’ll come and see you.
    But it’s not gonna be like in romantic comedies.
    In the end I bet no one learns a lesson.

    So if it has to be a secret.
    Then I guess that I can deal with it.
    You and I both know it’s a negative thing.
    In the end only the girls know the whole truth.

    And if you swear to keep it decent.
    Then yeah, I’ll come and see you.
    But it’s not gonna be like in romantic comedies.
    In the end I bet no one learns a lesson.

    In the end only the girls know the whole truth.
    In the end I bet no one learns a lesson.
    dan1048074on April 22, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOTB is, presumably, Off-Track Betting, and the song is a continuation of the "Chips Ahoy!" story.
    goodreverendon April 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that this song is a come down to chips ahoy, but I've also been speculating that Chips Ahoy, Both Crosses, Yeah Sapphire, and The Weekenders are all about the same metaphorical girl.. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
    holiestghoston May 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw them last night in SF. The song was introduced as: "This song is about the exact same couple" as in Chips Ahoy.
    AugustKidon May 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is the come-down to Chips Ahoy. and i think Craig is deliberately fucking with the heads of those of us who try and construct a linear narrative out of THS songs. i thought we dealt with the horses and then moved on to some kind of murder mystery, no? apparently not. i guess this kind of looking back over it post-breakup. i don't get it though. who's "they" in the second line? (i also briefly thought OTB was ODB, as in the late great Ol' Dirty Bastard.)
    anonymiadon May 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was hoping the line "You could say our paths have crossed before" was "You could say I passed a cross before". Anything to make this album more interesting. It's a damn shame too, a riff this monstrous and a sequel to chips ahoy deserves better.
    MCtrainfaceon May 08, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Memoryto me this song reminds me of home. my (ex) best friend was a huge hold steady fan and we would always listen to them when we were together which was often spending all weekend together. the song has eerie coincidences in it, like "the whole weird thing with the horses" SO many memories of horses with her as she lived on a farm. another one is the "i remember the OTB" which is also the bar where i live. and the many parties we've had at the reservoir. but all in all i love this song and it just makes me happy.
    kayohon August 17, 2010   Link

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