Choke, tried to wash you down
With something strong, dry
But the taste of blood remains.
Cold empty mattresses
And falling stars, my how
They start to look the same.

So keep in happiness
And torture me while I
Tell you,
"Let's go in style."
A million hooks around
A million ways to die,
Darlin' it's cold outside.

No, no more eyes to see the sun
You slide into bed while I get drunk
Slow conversations with a gun mean
More than I've ever said to anyone

So keep in happiness
And torture me while I
Tell you,
"Let's go in style."
A million hooks around
A million ways to die,
Darlin' let's go inside
It'll be alright.

But last night you said you ended up in
Palm Springs dancin' on tables,
Almost fought some bitch at the club (Yeah!)
Got kicked out of your hotel and lost your shoes
Well, fuck, what am I supposed to be impressed?
You're just another set of bones to lay to rest.
I guess it's time to say goodnight,
Hope you had a really good time, good time.

I will soon forget the color of your eyes
And you'll forget mine.

So keep in happiness
And torture me while I
Tell you "let's go in style."
A million hooks around
A million ways to die,
Let's go outside.
It'll be alright.

But last night you said you ended up in
Palm Springs dancin' on tables.



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I'm Low On Gas And You Need A Jacket song meanings
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    My InterpretationI feel like the song is basically saying, there was a girl who did all kinds of things that maybe weren't so good, such as running around with other guys. But she always had some kind of excuse (But last night you said you ended up in Palm Springs dancing on tables). But eventually, he just gets tired of running around behind her (What am I supposed to be, impressed?) He's saying she's nothing so amazing that he should just stay and deal with her crap. And that's basically what the title says, like, You Need A Jacket, you need me to be there for you, I'm Low On Gas, but I can't keep just running around you for stupid things like this metaphorical jacket.
    ptvyeahon November 24, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is a good ass song but, yea, this song it is hard to decipher the meaning. my initial thought was that it was talking about a relationship, friend or romantic, that is toxic. The one person is drawn to them and doesn’t realize the damage being done or doesn’t want to do anything about it. Then that person realizes how big of a loser that other person is and is finally content with no longer being involved with that person. Sooooo I am most likely wrong but that is my interpretation of the song.
    kares101on August 09, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationOkay so this song has a strong meaning. I'm going to break it down from the beginning

    "Choke, tried to wash you down
    With something strong, dry
    But the taste of blood remains.
    Cold empty mattresses
    And falling stars, my how
    They start to look the same."

    Okay in this verse Vic is trying to state how he is trying to forget this girl. Something really bad must have happened because it suggests he is drinking alcohol to remove her memory. "The taste of blood remains" suggests she did something bad to him, because blood usually happens after pain and if he's still bleeding over this girl it must have been pretty terrible. "Cold empty mattresses" obviously means he's sleeping alone now. The line about the stars I interpreted as the days are starting to get repetitive and it's getting tiring. Stars are something meant to be beautiful and if you only see them as bland anymore it's not a good sign.

    I'm going to save the chorus to explain until the end. So next verse

    "No, no more eyes to see the sun
    You slide into bed while I get drunk
    Slow conversations with a gun mean
    More than I've ever said to anyone"

    This is talking about him getting more and more depressed over this girl. He doesn't pay attention to things like the sun anymore. He's inferring that the girl is doing just fine going to bed at night while he is up drinking away his pain. And lastly the gun line is talking about how he thinks about killing himself more than anything anymore. He doesn't talk to people about his problems, he just talks to the gun.


    "But last night you said you ended up in
    Palm springs dancin' on tables,
    Almost faught some bitch at the club (Yeah!)
    Got kicked out of your hotel and lost your shoes
    Well, fuck what am I supposed to be impressed?
    You're just another set of bones to lay to rest.
    I guess it's time to say goodnight,
    Hope you had a really good time, good time. "

    This entire paragraph tells what she did to hurt him. She basically made up a bunch of excuses all the time to avoid him. Ridiculous ones at that. She ended up in palm springs, dancing on tables, she fought someone at the club, got kicked out of her hotel and lost her shoes. He also suggests she tells him these excuses proudly. He doesn't think that's a good idea though because it's not like he's impressed. This part of the song slowly changes mood into instead of mourning her disappearance he's beginning to get over her and realize it was her fault. He says shes just another human. She will die. She didn't matter. He finally says goodbye and goodnight. This part could be interpreted two ways. I think he's literally letting go and getting better. Some people believe he is forgetting about her, but by committing suicide. The next line says "I will soon forget the color of your eyes and you will forget mine" this line is why i believe he's letting go. He's just going to forget about her. And she will forget about him.

    Now the chorus

    "So keep in happiness
    And torture me while I
    Tell you "let's go in style."
    A million hooks around
    A million ways to die,
    Let's go outside.
    It'll be alright. "

    He is basically telling her even though she screwed him over he still kinda wants her to be happy. She is torturing him because he has to act like it didn't matter that much. He says "Let's go in style" meaning they can't just break up it has to be something cool, therefore showing he's trying not to care as much. "A million hooks surround a million ways to die" He's thinking of all the possibilities for him to "Go out in style" Meaning to kill himself. "Let's go outside" I think means nevermind let's just go outside and cool off because then he says "Itll be alright." This is the all out clue he has gotten over her.

    Now as for the song title i find it a bit ironic. She hurt him so much over giving him excuses about everything. The song title is an excuse to not go with her. "I'm low on gas and you need a jacket" We can't go anywhere because of that. It's kinda a haha moment like how does it feel? I hope this made since to you guys c:
    Catsohma3on April 18, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing not sure what it means...
    keveverydayon July 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like to think that this song is about falling out of a friendship or relationship. The person is taking them for granted and doing really stupid things all the time and they finally get tired of it. The point of view of the song is they are tired of chasing after the other person all the time.
    Acorn9881on May 20, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about guy who's with a girl that goes off at night and lives hard and heavy while he's home alone and depressed.

    "Slow conversations with a gun mean more than I've ever said to anyone."

    Basically, he tells her that it's okay, that she doesn't need to worry about him anymore because he's done with her.

    This song is incredible.
    jaymaarieon June 05, 2013   Link
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    General Commentpersonally, i think it's a bout a guy who was really close or likes this girl who kinda goes crazy or is an alcoholic, i guess. and then, the guy realizes that the girl is actually not that amazing and tells her. and perhaps the girl was actually suffering from depression (which caused her to be an alcoholic) and got really depressed over that coz the two of them are close or like each other, yea that kinda thing. and then she kills herself, and the guy regrets what he says.
    JoHammuhon September 17, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningI’m Low On Gas and You Need a Jacket
    “I do a lot of writing while driving at night. During the time that I was at home writing lyrics for the album, I went on a few camping trips by myself along the coast. This song came to me while I was driving. It’s mostly wandering thoughts about my relationship with this girl back home. She sent me a blacked out drunk text once about some crazy party she was at, and it made me all over-protective and bitter that I wasn’t there. The title came from one of my favorite movies “Wayne’s World II.” - Vic

    I got this info from the link below so im not 100% sure if its correct :D
    rareptv.tumblr.com/…
    Enterprise143on October 01, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe title was derived from a line in the movie Wayne's World 2
    nadrajayon April 09, 2013   Link

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