"Oliver Twist" as written by and David Michael Portner....
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I know I know ? from my ?
I should have ? my kitchen
So I could ? while doing all my dishes
I live in a house that is breathing
It's a luxury when you want us there ? dreaming
But in the dark ? am I dreaming
The galaxay of stars above a ceiling

In my eye ? understanding what I see its hard to think about the time it takes to get from space to me.

Yeah, into the wild while I never know whether I should be ? thinking ? thinking of the many that if any

Ocean

why do we gotta stay here when were stuck inside the ocean

city grind
its hard to sit myself down? ??? than just live above the ocean
oh wild cry? shouldnt i be content with what i got and not so die ?

? something i enjoy by the choir? and i wonder if its me, just a thief taking a stash and blazing the grass, digging a hole and digging a deed,yeah get that wild? 'Cause ya never know when to plant the seed, and i must start thinkin, and im thinking of the many litte thanys?

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And
And
And
If I had some kind of need
Maybe the thing I need is the thing Iâ??ve got
And if I look inside of me
Iâ??ll find the thing that gets me to the bottom

And I know that there are needy
Some are good, but some are rotten
Why should I motivate the needs
When I know my goods should be forgotten

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"Oliver Twist" as written by David Michael Portner

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  • +2
    My InterpretationI think this song is about accepting what you have, and trying to be grateful. I think it's titled Oliver Twist, because the character Oliver Twist from the Charles Dickens play/book of the same name asked for more soup or chowder or whatever when he was being served a meal.
    "Please sir, may I have some more?"
    jeanconnoron April 13, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"when i look through the door of my living room
    i want another green room from my living room"
    Should be lean-to, not living room.
    link93on February 22, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThis is what I've made out of the lyrics:

    ("...he saw what, he would look in the rock and see what was in there and i guess that day he saw a spell; one of his dark days.")

    Pockets

    I went after the door through my living room
    I don't wanna know the new from my room
    Should I pull up the phone on the kitchen
    so I can feel the dark while I'm doing all my dishes
    To live in a house and have breathing
    is a luxury when you understand its meaning
    But even in the dusk am I dreaming?
    a galaxy of stars above the ceiling

    In my eye I'm understanding what I see
    its hard to think 'bout all the time it takes
    to get from the space to me
    (yeah, they're everywhere)
    Yeah, they're everywhere
    wouldn't ever know where I should be
    and there's the thinking
    and I've been thinking
    of the many little pennies

    This different ocean
    Wanna be good and stay queued
    when we step inside the ocean

    (Oh) stay grind
    It's hard to sit myself down
    and just think about the notion

    Oh, I'm crying
    shouldn't I be intent with what I've got
    and not seek dimes

    (Oh) Am I denying
    What I sought ?? something that
    I enjoyed but acquired

    And I wonder if it's me who's just a thief
    who's taking a stash and blazing the grass
    digging a hole and digging it deep,
    (and I'll dig for a while)
    Yeah, I'll dig for a while
    'cause I never know when to plant the seed
    and I must start thinking
    and I'm gonna (be) thinking
    of the many little pennies

    (but it's good)

    It's good to be a... ???

    It's good to be a... ???

    And if I had some kind of need
    Maybe the thing I need is the thing I’ve got
    And if I look inside of me
    I’ll find the thing that gets me to the bottom

    And I know that there are needy
    some are good, yeah but some are rotten
    Why should I motivate the needs
    When I know my needs should be forgotten

    Is it alright if we feel good?
    Pointless Pointon October 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"stay grind" should be "city grind"
    juanandresrodriguez90on March 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionHere's what I got... quite a few corrections but there are still some parts I'm shaky on since he manipulates his voice so much. Avey's lyrics always seem to hit the personal nail right on the head... he obviously resents his feelings of depravity and would like to acknowledge they aren't anything as bad as those of the characters in Oliver Twist. This song is has so many Buddhist elements to it, hope ya'll transcend as much of the reality-of-selfishness as this song implores.

    Movie Sample: “He saw what he would look in the rock and see what was in there and I guess that day he saw a skull… one of his dark days. —Pothead–“

    In through the door in my living room
    I don’t wanna know the aura from my bathroom.
    Should I pull up the floor from my kitchen
    So I could feel the dirt while I'm doing all my dishes?
    To live in a house but without breathing
    Is a luxury when you (who) understand it’s meaning.
    But in the dark what am I dreaming?
    The galaxy of stars above a ceiling

    In my eye I'm understanding what I see it's hard to think about the time it takes to get from space to me.

    Yeah I think that you are,
    Yeah I think that you are but I didn’t know whether I should be and then there's the thinking, and then I'm thinking of the many who have been here (OR “the many who have been me” ?)

    (oooohhhh)
    Ocean, why do we gotta stick here when we're stuck inside the motion?

    City grind OR Sick rhyme (not sure),
    It’s hard to sit myself down when I just think about the ocean.
    Oh, I'm crying.
    Shouldn't I be content with what I got and also dying?

    Demanding I receive something I enjoy if I acquire
    and I wonder if it's me who’s just a thief, taking a stash and blazing the grass, digging a hole and digging it deep,
    (you can dig for a while)
    yeah dig for a while 'cause I never know when to plant the seed, and I must start thinking, and I'm thinking of the many who’d have been here.

    (mmmm mmhhhhmmmmmm mmmmmmm)x2

    It's going to be a new world with us,
    It's going to be a EITHER founding flaw OR fine day Paul. (not sure)

    And
    If I had some kind of need
    Maybe the thing I need is the thing I’ve got
    And if I look inside of me
    I’ll find the thing that gets me to the bot[tom].

    And I know that there are needy
    Some are good, but some are rotten
    Why should I motivate the needs
    When I know my needs should be forgotten.
    x3
    djpeeleron July 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Link(s)This is going to sound insane, but I think Avey sampled this euro-crap:
    youtube.com/… :D
    Okdaon September 18, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment("...he saw what, he would look in the rock and see what was in there and i guess that day he saw a skull. one of his dark days.")

    pocketsssssssssss...

    when i look through the door of my living room
    i know another living room from my room
    should i pull up the floor from my kitchen
    so i can feel the dirt while i'm doing all my dishes
    should i live in a house that is breathing (do it)
    it's a luxury when you understand it's meaning
    but even in the dark am i dreaming?
    a galaxy of stars above our ceiling

    in my eyes is an understanding what i see
    it's hard to think about the time it takes
    to get from space to me
    (even if it were/in a different world)
    well i never know what a man should be
    and there's the thinking, remember the thinking
    and the many dirty pennies

    a different (oooo) ocean
    why do we gotta stick here like we're
    stuck inside the ocean?
    city grind
    it's hard to sit myself down
    i'm just thinking about the notion
    oh, why i'm crying?
    shouldn't i be content with what i've got and not seek dime
    or, am i denying
    myself, it's something that i'd enjoy if i'd acquire

    and i wonder if it's me, just a thief
    taking a stash and blazing the grass
    diggin' a hole and diggin' it deep
    (you'll dig for a while)
    yeah you'll dig for a while cause you'll never know
    when to plant the seed
    and i'm still thinkin', remember the thinkin'
    of the many dirty pennies

    (it's going to be a fine night tonight, it's going to be a fine day)

    and if i had some kind of need
    maybe the thing i need is the thing i've got
    and if i look inside of me
    i'll find the thing that gets me to the (bottom)

    and i know that there are needy
    some are good yeah but some are rotten
    why should i motivate my needs
    when i know my greed should be forgotten

    (a few feel good, and some are rotten)
    mtlca20891on February 11, 2015   Link

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