You terrify the land
You are pestle and mortar
Your first love's New Order, mother nature's sun
King of the everglades
Population one
I write poetry for myself
I write poetry for myself

(Oh, baby)

You're a permanent figure of jacked up sorrow
I want you to love me
You send me a coffin of roses
I guess that's the way that things go these days

Take pills, for instance
I heard they're no good for you
I won't and I never will
She said, "I won't and I never will"
"I won't and I never will"
Blue eyes

Oh, baby can't you see, they had it in for me
They had it in for me
"I won't and I never will"
Blue eyes

I sent a message in a bottle to the press
It said, "Don't be ashamed or disgusted with yourselves"
"Don't be ashamed or disgusted with yourselves"
I thumb through the books on your shelves
I've thumbed through the books on your shelves

Blue eyes


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    General CommentI think Pitchfork got this one completely wrong.
    This is layered song for sure but as far as the bottled message to the press is concerned I hear it as a sincere (if somewhat complicated) feeling of forgiveness, not a "funny put-down" << Pitchfork.
    P4k is so odd sometimes. Do they get this record or don't they? Do they really appreciate the "essential complexity" of Bejar's music or are they just being placating?
    OK I'm just pissed that somehow this is 1.2 points short of the PERFECTION achieved by Kanye.
    I know, fuck pitchfork. But ARRRGH this record is SOOOO GOOOOD
    bohemiandonuton February 04, 2011   Link
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    General Commentlady gaga have the same message.
    i dont like lady gaga and the machine
    i love destroyer and this so precious over sensitive sense of express a feeling.
    sorry for my bad english i cant speak what i deeply think.

    but this guy is sort of incarnation of being a man in the modern world.
    mistakenforvaljesteron September 22, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI sent a message in a bottle to the press
    It said, "Don't be ashamed or disgusted with yourselves"

    Until reading the above comments I never thought of this as being directed *at* the press - rather I understood it as the message being given to the press with the idea that they would distribute it. I'm positive that that's not the intended meaning, but, well...
    voldermaniaon December 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIs it really "Your first love's New Order"?
    JJ_Ramoneon January 01, 2012   Link
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    General Commentagreed pitchfork got that line completely wrong. at first i thought it was a complicated forgiveness as well, but now i see that voldermania may have it right, maybe it was just sent to the press for a sort of general distribution. either way, there's nothing about it that seems like a 'funny put down.' not to split hairs.
    tarynalion January 13, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI sent a message in a bottle to the press
    It said, "Don't be ashamed or disgusted with yourselves"
    "Don't be ashamed or disgusted with yourselves"


    These lines are some of my favorite lyrics ever. A message in a bottle implies anonymity, while sending it to the press seems to indicate it should be read by the public. The line "Don't be ashamed or disgusted with yourselves" is so powerful to me. The line seems to be meant for anyone (the public) and there is no sense of blame attached as it was sent as a message in a bottle. It makes me feel like Dan Bejar is trying to send a message to everyone: you don't have to be ashamed of what you are, or what you feel. This has certainly said before by others, but I honestly never took it to heart before this song.
    My interpretation is pretty sappy, but it helped me through a rough co-dependent relationship break up. We can lose track of where our emotions our coming from sometimes, and for me anyway, this song helped me figure out why I was feeling like shit all the time. And then I didn't feel like shit anymore.
    brutalitoron January 22, 2013   Link

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