Cry your eyes out
A lesson left unlearned
I wish I was airborne
Then I could watch it turn

They've taken everything
Hung us out to dry
They've taken every thing

Now you're playing enemy
This is thought control

You're a greasy little thing
You'll scream before you sing
and you make a lot of noise
You lied about everything
You greasy little thing

I got with the program
I tried to fall in line
I wish I was drowning
Than I could watch you burn

They've taken everything
Hung us out to dry
You've taken every thing
Now you're....

You're a sneaky little thing
You'll scream before you sing
And you make a lot of noise
You lied about everything
You sneaky little thing

When the tide rolls in
When the trapdoor starts to swing
When the swans have sung
I'll be myself again



Lyrics submitted by Jprnotld87

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    My InterpretationI think this song is basically the narrator's thoughts while he's trying to get clean and stop doing drugs. I see the Yellow side of "Yellow and Green" as a chronological narrative, where in "Take My Bones Away", the narrator develops a codependent relationship with another drug user (possibly a romantic partner as well), and they try to get clean together. In "March to the Sea", the narrator's friend/partner is unable to cope with the stress of withdrawal and drowns him/herself, and the narrator resolves to make a serious effort to kick his addiction as a result. Then we reach "Little Things", where the narrator has been in rehab for some time and is growing increasingly depressed and moody due to withdrawal. His thoughts during the verses are extremely paranoid and angry, while in the chorus he recognizes these thoughts are just attempts to rationalize continued drug use, and he berates himself for being a "sneaky little thing". By the end of the song, he is somewhat more optimistic, knowing that while he is still suffering, he will ultimately be stronger for it in the end.
    nicholasbyon September 06, 2016   Link

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