They say they'll always say
You walk too fast in front
Slow down there's easier ways
Hell, stay behind with us

And what's easier than worth doin'
It's cause enough for us
We're just dishes in the dining room
That no one is to touch

And by the curses I've eaten
I stick with all that are stuck
'Til tossed away and conditioned
I'll dig my way through the dust

Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh
Oh Oh Oh

By now I know my rights will outweigh them
But I see no way to evade them
They'd say my name and I'd obey them
And they'll ask for more and I'll pay them

They laughed back when I tried to dance with you
Cause they tied my left to my right shoe
They tied my left to my right shoe

Ride on my sailors
Deep in my mind
I've always believed in you
Throw me a line

You can't swim in the shallow side
And you can't run through time
We'll always be looking backwards
Stuck on this side
On this side
On this side


Lyrics submitted by Thermidor, edited by jesyfortino

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    Lyric CorrectionHere's what i hear:

    They say they'll always say
    You walk too fast in front
    Slow down there's easier ways
    Hell, stay behind with us

    And what's easier than worth doin'
    Is cause enough for us
    We're just dishes in the dining room
    That no one is to touch

    And by the curses I've eaten
    I stick with all that are stuck
    'Til tossed away in condition
    I'll dig my way through the dark

    Oh Oh Oh
    Oh Oh Oh
    Oh Oh Oh
    Oh Oh Oh

    By now I know my rights will outweigh them
    But I see no way to evade them
    They say my name I'll obey them
    And they'll ask for more and I'll pay them

    They laughed back when I tried to dance with you
    Cause they tied my left to my right shoe
    They tied my left to my right shoe

    Ride on my sailors
    Deep in my mind
    I've always believed in you
    Throw me a line

    You can't swim in the shallow side
    And you can't run through tide
    We'll always be looking backwards
    Stuck on this side
    On this side
    On this side
    noveltyscion August 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChanges made, thanks to noveltysci!
    Thermidoron September 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationFirst I thought it was about falling in with a bad crowd. They're holding her back, they're censoring her, she can't speak her mind etc..maybe it's a protest song hating on the music industry.
    Then I thought it was a metaphor for mental disorder.
    Then I thought, I'm just a chicken boo.
    chickenbooon September 06, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI found these, corrected some lines, and can't even begin to guess at others. Any suggestions are welcome!
    Thermidoron July 19, 2010   Link

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