I caught you streaking in your Birkenstocks
A scary thought in the 2Ks
It's not too late
Zits and toothpaste
Got enveloped in your sticker shock
I gotta tell you it's a barrage
It's a barrage
It's a mirage

We are the tigers
We need separate rooms
We are so divided
Let us in
Change is all we need to improve

Call me petty
I mean every word
The and's the if's the but's and the the's
Trust me because I'm worth hating
I'm the 1-800 you can vent
A garden variety amends
Rules we can bend
Insulin arrows

We are the tigers
We need separate rooms
We are so divided
Let us in

I believe I never had a screen
Never had a screen
Never had a dream
Asking questions
Are you in steel


Lyrics submitted by TheRandomGuy, edited by arabelo

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    Lyric CorrectionCaught you streaking in your Birkenstocks
    A scary thought
    In the 2Ks
    It's not too late
    ____ into ____
    Got enveloped in your sticker shock
    I gotta tell ya
    It's a barrage
    It's a barrage
    It's a mirage
    We are the tigers
    We need separate rooms
    We are so divided
    Let us in
    Change is all we need to improve
    Call me petty, I mean every word
    The ands, the ifs, the buts and the thes
    Trust me because
    I am worth hating
    I'm the 1-800, you can vent
    A garden variety amends
    Rules we can bend
    Insular, narrow
    We are the tigers\r\nWe need separate rooms\r\nWe are so divided\r\nLet us in
    ____ believe I
    Never had a spleen
    Never had a spleen
    Never had a dream
    ____ ____ ____ ____ throw you in steel
    hedwigixon August 20, 2011   Link
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    General Commentre: "I'm the 1-800, you can vent"

    I *think* I agree that I'm hearing "vent" instead of "bend". But I came here/to songmeanings.net specifically because the one other word I considered made some kind of sense other than "vent" IS "bend". Re-listening, I'm pretty sure I hear a "t" at the end of the word, so I'm going with "vent". Wish I could have found lyrics posted at Malkmus' site (I even searched its Board, for "lyric", and came up with nada. I've written a review (to be posted in about a week at GAAMC.org, click on Challenge Online), and I hate that I can't be sure of how a lyric I want to go reads *precisely*, but what else can I do?

    By the way, the line seem more clever to me if it's written:
    "I'm the 1-800-You-Can-Vent"
    -- as if it's one of those phone numbers that have mnemonic letters.

    Also, thanks for hearing "the "The's"" correctly -- I'd heard it as "the buzz", and I was clearly wrong.

    Wish I could help with the last line, but all I'm fairly certain of is the end does sound like "in stee/al"
    bearealmanon August 24, 2011   Link

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