There's beer in coffee mugs, water bottles and soda cups
And it's clear as the windows I came through
That you are in one of those moods and I am in one of them, too
And it's hard to communicate anything

And I will remember that summer
As the summer I was taking steroids
Because you like a man with muscles
And I like you.

It's the cops are coming in type of sobering up
It's a girl who never learned that I could not give a fuck
My friends are happy, I am happy, I have learned to adapt
It's a darker kind of humor and I can still hear 'em laugh

And there's beer in coffee mugs, water bottles and soda cups
And it's clear as the windows I came through

And I will remember that summer
As the summer I was taking steroids
Because you like a man with muscles
And I like you.

But it's an aerial view from your house to my room
Yeah, it's an aerial view from your house to my room
Look in your windows, and I am trying not to stare
Hold on to hope I'm sure was never even there
'Cause it's an aerial view from your house to my room

As the summer I was taking steroids
As the summer I was taking steroids
As the summer I was taking steroids


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    General CommentSuch a fun song.
    puremadness45on July 03, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI believe this is about pretending to be someone you're not to impress someone else.

    As well as setting a scene for the listener, the beer "in coffee mugs, water bottles and soda cups" is a metaphor for Brian adapting to what his friends and the girl he's interested in like. There's beer taking the form of every kind of container other than its natural one.

    Just like the beer, Brian tries to act like others to fit in. His prospective lover is in "one of those moods", so therefore he puts himself in that mood himself. His friends are happy, so he is happy. He will learn to adapt to the darker sense of humor they have.

    The most dramatic example of this is Brian taking steroids to impress his lady friend. This is less subtle and also drives home the point that all of this pretending isn't harmless.

    I'm not so sure about the "aerial view" part. Maybe by doing these things, he is implying that he is not good enough for these people in his natural state. So, by pretending to be what they like, he is essentially placing them above him and giving them an opportunity to look down on the real him.
    Reasonlesson October 25, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI believe this is about pretending to be someone you're not to impress someone else.

    As well as setting a scene for the listener, the beer "in coffee mugs, water bottles and soda cups" is a metaphor for Brian adapting to what his friends and the girl he's interested in like. There's beer taking the form of every kind of container other than its natural one.

    Just like the beer, Brian tries to act like others to fit in. His prospective lover is in "one of those moods", so therefore he puts himself in that mood himself. His friends are happy, so he is happy. He will learn to adapt to the darker sense of humor they have.

    The most dramatic example of this is Brian taking steroids to impress his lady friend. This is less subtle and also drives home the point that all of this pretending isn't harmless.

    I'm not so sure about the "aerial view" part. Maybe by doing these things, he is implying that he is not good enough for these people in his natural state. So, by pretending to be what they like, he is essentially placing them above him and giving them an opportunity to look down on the real him.
    Reasonlesson October 25, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's about lying about who you are, and sometimes it's completely obvious that you're lying, like when you see teenagers being really interested in their coffee mug or water bottle, you know what's in there isn't what is supposed to be. It's lying in attempts to make people around you and in turn yourself more comfortable.
    skybleachon July 27, 2013   Link

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