I am not going to leave you
Not for good
You are the real one
I am no fool

Fooled by the night
Drinking the poison
Enough to get right
Then to freeze frame vision

Freeze frame vision

Freeze frame vision
Freeze frame vision
Only see in

Gone the days in the country, not alone
This old wood stove cooks my food and keeps me warm
The dog in the night singing his song
Drinking the poison until my visions gone

Freeze frame vision
Freeze frame vision
I only see in
Freeze frame vision
Freeze frame vision
I only see in

Her heels click on the sidewalk
Adding tempo to the sound
Of the city living hard
This ain't no one bar town

Holding a new hand
She don't know his last name
She doesn't need the anguish or the pain

He had a place that was just up the street
She was down for the walk
He had a view that couldn't be beat
And the looks and the talk

He put the right music on
That music led her astray
Touching her just like he should
She was heading that way

Moving though her tangent
Couldn't breathe couldn't talk
Falling in lust with an accident
Sometimes time seems to stop

He put the right music on
That music led her astray
Touching her just like he should
She was heading that way

Freeze frame vision
Freeze frame vision
Only see in
Freeze frame vision
Freeze frame vision
I Only see in

Mornings barely breathing when i awake
I eat something to kill this dull ache
Have you been sleeping or is it still your town
Are you drinking the poison that is phasing me out?

Freeze frame vision
Freeze frame vision
Only see in
Freeze frame vision
Freeze frame vision
I Only see in

Freeze frame vision
Freeze frame vision
I Only see in

She's getting close, and he doesn't know.


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  • +1
    General CommentJust another classic :) this band is why I moved to the pacific northwest :)
    loves2giggleon May 04, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI came here to see what others thought about this song but there aren't any real interpretations yet so I'll throw mine out there.

    As with many MTB songs I'm pretty sure this one has a relationship type theme. To me it seems like there are two distinct sounds/moods to this song. The slower part at the beginning and the end, and the more up tempo chunk of the song in the middle, which starts with the line, "her heels click on the side walk".

    The first part seems like he (or some guy) is away in the country for whatever reason, kind of isolated from society and his life back home. He seems to pass the time by getting drunk (drinking the poison) and maybe just hanging with a dog or something, all while thinking about a girl he has left behind. It almost seems like he is stuck up in some lonely log cabin in the woods or something, but the reason he is there is never really revealed.

    The up tempo part starts and brings in to picture the girl's life which I think is pretty obvious. She has been left alone back in the city and eventually gets lonely and can't help but start spending time with other men. The "holding a new hand, she doesn't know his last name, she doesn't need the anguish or the guilt" line suggests she is ashamed of possibly cheating on the guy who has gone away to the country for whatever reason. The the next chunk of the song is pretty easy to understand, but I really like the presentation of how this new guy seduces her by putting the right music on, having a bad ass view, the looks and the talk, etc. etc. She can't resist his charm. I also really like the line, "he had a place that was just up the street, she was down for the walk"


    Eventually the song slows back down and returns to the guy stuck out in the woods drinking his poison. Though this time around it is the morning and he is waking up with a hangover, as evidenced by the line, "I need something to kill this dull ache". I'm pretty sure some of the lyrics are just a bit off here btw, but anyway, it almost seems like he can sense that his girlfriend has been out the night before with another guy; "have you been sleeping, or is it still your town....are you drinking the poison and phasing me out". He is wondering if she is out drinking and hooking up with other guys and phasing him out of her life because he is not around.

    The whole freeze frame vision line confuses me but it sounds good.

    Anyway, I could be totally wrong, but that's the story that plays out in my head when I listen to this song. At first when I bought OMNI this was my least favorite song, probably because of how long it takes to get into the up beat part, but now I really like it.

    I'm not checking my spelling so please excuse any typos.
    cemimmson September 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt reminds me of my ex who, after years of time a part and another 3 yr relationship with a guy as spectacular as a paperclip, had so much pent up life not lived that she sought any means to try and capture it. She frowned upon my one nighters, then all things changed once she saw how boring things for her were. So she traded her uggs for some heels and hit the pavement determined to screw a random or two to feel as though she's living. She didn't care who it was, just someone with enough game to make her feel like a million that night. I think it was beyond lust at that point, rather just infatuation with the act, the surroundings, and usually insignificant details. After writing that, I'm glad I found someone else.

    Her heels click on the sidewalk
    adding tempo to the sound
    of the city living hard
    this ain’t no one bar town
    Holding a new hand
    she don’t know his last name
    she doesn’t need the anguish or the pain

    Miiiiikeyyon February 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing. One of the best last lines of an album ever.

    "She's getting close, and he doesn't know."

    This is why I love MTB.
    lemursmanlemurson April 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty sure its Of the city living 'heart' not hard :D
    fredukeson April 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty sure it's "Gone for days in the country,and I'm alone".

    I love this song,it's amazing <3
    Arctoson May 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionOfficial lyrics from MTB's website:



    I’m not going to leave you,
    not for good
    You are the real one
    and I am your fool

    Fooled by the night
    and drinking the poison
    Enough to get right,
    then to freeze frame vision

    Freeze frame vision
    Freeze frame vision
    I only see in

    Gone for days in the country
    and I am alone
    This old wood stove
    cooks my food and keeps me warm

    A dog in the night
    is singing his song
    and I’m drinking the poison
    until my visions gone

    Freeze frame vision
    Freeze frame vision
    I only see in

    Her heels click on the sidewalk
    adding tempo to the sound
    of the city living hard
    this ain’t no one bar town
    Holding a new hand
    she don’t know his last name
    she doesn’t need the anguish or the pain

    He had a place that was just up the street
    if she was down for the walk
    He had a view that couldn’t be beat
    and the looks and the talk

    He put the right music on
    that music led her astray
    Touching her just like he should
    but she was heading that way

    Moving through her tangent
    Couldn’t breath couldn’t talk
    Falling in lust with an accident
    when sometimes time seems to stop

    Freeze frame vision
    Freeze frame vision
    I only see in

    The morning’s barely breathing
    when I awake
    I need something
    to kill this dull ache
    Have you been sleeping
    or is it still your town?
    Are you drinking the poison
    and phasing me out?

    Freeze frame vision
    Freeze frame vision
    I only see in

    She’s getting close
    and he doesn’t know
    naxoson November 11, 2010   Link

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