"Dots On Maps" as written by and Eric Elbogen....
Remarkable as it seems
Turns out the night was much shorter
Than you wanted to believe
But we're only in Dakota dots on maps
En route to bigger cities

And the ebbs of traffic patterns recede
And we played our only record front to back
Infinity
When it's dark like this
All that I can see is the whites of her green eyes

When she says,
"Oh, tell me, this is all it's gonna be?"
And I say, "Oh, I don't know just how it's gonna be"
And she says, "Oh, tell me, is this all it's gonna be?"
There's a trigger somewhere, let's pull it
There's a trigger somewhere, let's pull it

Thinking back to all the days when we were kids
Playing games and dropping hints
And getting wide-eyed at a glimpse
But now you're about as turned on
As a bottom feeder likes the sun

And the twist is finally gone up with the rest
Like some long extinct creature
That we've never seen in flesh
And you suppose that ever reigning champ
Eventually meets his better

And she says,
"Oh, tell me, this is all it's gonna be?"
And I say, "Oh, I don't know just how it's gonna be"
And she says, "Oh, tell me, is this all it's gonna be?"
There's a trigger somewhere, let's pull it
There's a trigger somewhere, let's pull it

And she says,
"Oh, tell me, this is all it's gonna be?"
And I say, "Oh, I don't know just how it's gonna be"
And she says, "Oh, tell me, is this all it's gonna be?"
There's a trigger somewhere, let's pull it
There's a trigger somewhere, let's pull it
There's a trigger somewhere, let's pull it
Oh


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"Dots on Maps" as written by Eric Elbogen

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    My InterpretationTo me it seems like it's about a guy and a girl; the guy has trouble committing because the "magic" has gone. The trip is an allegory for the relationship; she wakes up from a dream and realises that they're not as far along as she thought they were, and then confronts him with it "is this all it's gonna be?". The guy can't commit "Oh I don't know", so she says "There's a trigger somewhere let's pull it", meaning one of two things; a) let's get married, or b) let's just end it. Either way something has to change.


    Decomposed:
    turns out the nap was much shorter than you wanted to believe - she thought the relationship was further along than it actually was
    nap - represents the "dream" state of the relationship
    only in Dakota - We're actually nowhere
    en route to bigger cities - she thought they were going somewhere, ie: marriage
    we've played our only record front to back infinity - we've been together a long time and have been over everything before, and we're kind of getting bored now
    Thinking back to all the days when we were kids Playing games And dropping hints And getting wide eyed at a glimpse - he's remembering back to the early days of the relationship when things were great and he used to be so excited about her
    But now you're 'bout as turned on as a bottom feeder likes the sun - But now our feelings for each other have died and he feels nothing anymore
    MithrandirBoon February 21, 2011   Link
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    Lyric Correction"There's a trigger somewhere let's pull it, there's a trigger somewhere let's pull it."
    Believe there is a slight "if" before each of those.
    "If there's a trigger somewhere let's pull it"


    "and you suppose that ever reigning champ eventually meets his burden."
    Should be:
    "and you suppose that ever reigning champ eventually meets his better."
    demiansmarkon March 04, 2011   Link

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