"Houseboat Babies" as written by Andrew Mcfarland, Graham Ulicny, Ryan Engelberger and William Kennedy....
Intwined
your body's white lies
fleas on fabric
as you close the blinds
and say "Pull just a little bit more"
f-freeze and begin
I'm getting so much better with my hands on your skin

Can you feel it? (Yes I can feel it)
when I'm at Jenny's house
I look for bad ends (Forget your parents)
but it's just cat and mouse
well in this part of the city
where children don't sleep
can feel it in my bones and my feet
and in the legs of the women and girls that I meet
they're attracting me

Now this is me
a topless young you
I'm t-t-turning all my feelings into jelly and goo
oh, but yeah
because it makes me angry
when you are sitting next to me
I came as Cupid, I came as Holly
specifics never matter when I come into your body

'Cause there's a fire (fire) in my house
but it doesn't really matter 'cause I never out it out
there's a hole (hole) in your skinny jeans
but it makes you so happy that it's always seen
can you feel it? (yes I can feel it)
yeah can you feel it? (yes I can feel it)
can you feel it? (yes I can feel it)
yeah can you feel it? (yes I can feel it)

All we want from life
are big warm beds and a climax in our heads


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    General CommentNO COMMENTS? Obviously no one FEEEEEEELS it in their skinny jeans.

    Love this song.
    a_transienton May 23, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the emmer effin JAM!!! there are a few discrepancies between these lyrics and the ones on Reptar's webpage:

    "a topless young you" on their website is " a tupper's young ewe", which who knows what the hell that means, but anyway...

    "i look for bad ends" = " i look for balance"

    the lyrics at the last part are "sweat sweat sweat human".

    as far as the meaning goes, i think this is a pretty sexy song about sex! "I'm getting so much better with my hands on your skin", "entwined, your body's white lines", etc. I think the bit about "it makes me angry when you are sitting next to me" is about sexual frustration. I'm not sure about the Cupid/Holly part.... but the "come into your body" bit is pretty clear!

    Anyway, this song was my #1 dance jam this past summer and hearing it straight up makes me smile. Love it!!
    electric_warrioron November 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI'm adding a comment because this song and this artist deserve much love. Happiest song I have ever heard
    Noisewateron January 30, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is so much fun to listen to!

    It has a very happy sound but there is definitely some substance in the undercurrent here. To me, the song is about having multiple sexual partners in life but not really connecting to any of them emotionally, since there are multiple "women and girls" that he meets, and he is "turning all [his] feelings into jelly and goo". The sex is good, so he's convincing himself that the lack of connection with these women doesn't matter..."it makes me angry when you are sitting next to me"...the women are good for nothing but sex.

    "There's a fire in my house but it doesn't really matter cause I never put it out" says to me that he knows the meaningless sex is the wrong way to go about things, he knows he's making a mess of his romantic life, but it doesn't really matter because, like he says earlier on "now this is me". This is what sex has turned into for him and he doesn't know how to have it any other way. It's just a pleasurable experience devoid of emotional attachment.
    ryandwilliamson March 28, 2013   Link

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