Jenny:
And I don't believe in double vision
And I don't think that two heads are better than one
All I can see is ouroboros
When my pet snakes are sizing me up

And if you don't believe in destiny
Then take what you're given
Oh, you and I got caught between magic and business

Johnny:
We walked in on you while you were polishing your knives
(While your eyes were turning green)
Sleeping in a twin bed with a serpent by your side
(Are you trying to compete with me?)
Talk a lot of shit but you would never start a fight
(Fantasize about killing me)
God it makes me queasy when you smile
(Smile through your jealousy)

Jenny:
And I don't believe in sucking your way to the top
Fingers crossed, you're flipping me off
No, I don't need your supervision
I'll sink this ship if I want

And if you don't believe in chemistry
Then what were we doing?
Oh, you and I had everything
From rebirth to ruin

Johnny:
Well, every time you come around I have to run and hide
(And your eyes, are they bleeding?)
I get claustrophobic even when I am outside
(Are you trying to put a hex on me?)
I thought we were brothers, man I thought that we were tight
(But your dog it's so evil)
Sucking out the venom of your bite
(As you poison me)

Hey, dad
Hello?

Jenny:
And I don't believe that paradise is lost
I say this with my fingers crossed

And if you don't believe in prophecy
This ceremony is finished
Oh, you and I tried everything
From heroin to Guinness

Johnny:
2009, it was a bastard of a year
(Lalala, pass the joint to me)
I cannot get stoned no more, I only get the fear
(These good times, they are killing me)
We can have it out or we can have another beer
(I could lie, say we're even)

Both:
All the best of luck with your career


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    General CommentThis song is sung directly at blake sennett of the elected. Jenny and Blake were both members of rilo kiley. dont get your hopes up for a reunion. Basically see the lyrics, see their careers now go listen to blakes new song go for the throat directly stated at Jenny lewis for abandoning her band for her solo career. it doesn't help that shes flashes her new hubby jonathan off in front of the world, you know jenny and blake dated right? ;] i sound like e hollywood news, anyways it all makes sense to me now.

    "All the best of luck with your career"

    "Are you trying to COMPETE WITH me?"
    gothprincesson May 08, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThese lyrics are mostly incorrect. Here are the lyrics, as best as I could understand.

    Jenny:
    And I don't believe in double vision
    And I don't think that two heads are better than one
    All I can see is ouroboros
    When my pet snakes are sizing me up

    And if you don't believe in destiny,
    Then take what you're given
    Oh, you and I got caught between magic and business

    Johnny:
    We walked in on you while you were polishing your knives
    (Jenny: While your eyes were turning green)
    Sleeping in a twin bed with a trumpet by your side
    (Are you trying to compete with me?)
    Talk a lot of shit but you would never start a fight
    (Fantasize about killing me)
    God it makes me queasy when you smile
    (Through your jealousy)

    Jenny:
    And I don't believe in sucking your way to the top
    Fingers crossed, you're flipping me off
    No, I don't need your supervision
    I'll sink this ship if I want

    And if you don't believe in chemistry,
    Then what were we doing?
    Oh, you and I had everything
    From rebirth to ruin

    Johnny:
    Well, every time you come around I have to run and hide
    (Jenny: And your eyes, are they bleeding?)
    I get claustrophobic even when I am outside
    (Are you trying to put a hex on me?)
    I thought we were brothers, man I thought that we were tight
    (But your bite is so evil)
    Sucking out the venom of your bite
    (As you poison me)

    Johnny:
    Hey, dad. Hello?

    Jenny:
    And I don't believe that paradise is lost
    I say this with my fingers crossed

    And if you don't believe in prophecy
    Decide when it's finished
    Oh, you and I tried everything
    From heroin to Guinness

    Johnny:
    2009 it was a bastard of a year
    (Jenny: lalala, pass the joint to me)
    I cannot get stoned no more I only get the fear
    (These good times, they are killin' me)
    We can have it out or we can have another beer
    (I could lie so evil)
    All the best of luck with your career

    seakingon August 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah. I'm mostly retarded.
    elledeleon September 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcoupla corrections (i think):

    Jenny:
    And I don't believe in double vision
    And I don't think that two heads are better than one
    All I can see is ouroboros
    When my pet snakes are sizing me up

    And if you don't believe in destiny,
    Then take what you're given
    Oh, you and I got caught between magic and business

    Johnny:
    We walked in on you while you were polishing your knives
    (Jenny: While your eyes were turning green)
    Sleeping in a twin bed with a SERPENT by your side
    (Are you trying to COMPETE WITH me?)
    Talk a lot of shit but you would never start a fight
    (Fantasize about killing me)
    God it makes me queasy when you smile
    (Through your jealousy)

    Jenny:
    And I don't believe in sucking your way to the top
    Fingers crossed, you're flipping me off
    No, I don't need your supervision
    I'll sink this ship if I want

    And if you don't believe in chemistry,
    Then what were we doing?
    Oh, you and I had everything
    From rebirth to ruin

    Johnny:
    Well, every time you come around I have to run and hide
    (Jenny: And your eyes, are they bleeding?)
    I get claustrophobic even when I am outside
    (Are you trying to put a hex on me?)
    I thought we were brothers, man I thought that we were tight
    (But your bite is so evil)
    Sucking out the venom of your bite
    (As you poison me)

    Johnny:
    Hey, dad. Hello?

    Jenny:
    And I don't believe that paradise is lost
    I say this with my fingers crossed

    And if you don't believe in prophecy
    Decide when it's finished
    Oh, you and I tried everything
    From heroin to Guinness

    Johnny:
    2009 it was a bastard of a year
    (Jenny: lalala, pass the joint to me)
    I cannot get stoned no more I only get the fear
    (These good times, they are killin' me)
    We can have it out or we can have another beer
    (I could lie so WE'RE EVEN)
    All the best of luck with your career



    also. is this about who i think it's about? if so....i guess we're not getting another RK album.
    rowanoakon September 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBasically about a relationship gone wrong... and no way to fix it.. Best send off line-- "all the best of luck with your career" and I love how it just ends. Kind of like how you have to end things when a relationship is going bad. Seems like the person is wrestling with their own demons "I cannot get stoned no more..." "I get claustrophobic even when..." and they keep just disagreeing on things. Very good perspective in this song. I like how the perspective of the song can change, when there are two singing. Its kind of like a conversation.
    carla1on September 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really hope this isn't about Blake...
    WeBloomOnDemandon September 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahhhhahahahahh!
    how awesome, Blake is a creep. I'm glad they wrote this!
    mollyphillips69on October 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is sung directly at blake sennett of the elected. Jenny and Blake were both members of rilo kiley. dont get your hopes up for a reunion. Basically see the lyrics, see their careers now go listen to blakes new song go for the throat directly stated at Jenny lewis for abandoning her band for her solo career. it doesn't help that shes flashes her new hubby jonathan off in front of the world, you know jenny and blake dated right? ;] i sound like e hollywood news, anyways it all makes sense to me now.

    "All the best of luck with your career"

    "Are you trying to COMPETE WITH me?"
    gothprincesson May 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is sung directly at blake sennett of the elected. Jenny and Blake were both members of rilo kiley. dont get your hopes up for a reunion. Basically see the lyrics, see their careers now go listen to blakes new song go for the throat directly stated at Jenny lewis for abandoning her band for her solo career. it doesn't help that shes flashes her new hubby jonathan off in front of the world, you know jenny and blake dated right? ;] i sound like e hollywood news, anyways it all makes sense to me now.

    "All the best of luck with your career"

    "Are you trying to COMPETE WITH me?"
    gothprincesson May 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's aimed at Blake, but I don't think it's overly negative...I think the last few lines seem to be suggesting that she wants to get over this, she wants to forgive him. But he needs to stop being so bitter and jealous about everything that's happened.

    Pierre has suggested they've [Rilo] have more tricks up their sleeve, despite a recent interview with Blake Sennett saying it's effectively dead...
    PrincessLyron July 10, 2011   Link

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