How do I get close to you?
Even if you don't notice
As I admire you on the subway
When it's dark outside your house
You won't let anybody out
And keep a padlock on your door...

Well, one more cocktail
And I'm on your trail

If I should fall
Act as though it never happened
I will retreat
And sit inside so very quietly

How do I grow old with you?
Even if you don't notice
As I pass by you on the sidewalk
When it's dark outside your house
You won't let anybody out
You're keeping a dead girl
In the closet

One more cocktail...
Is it a good time?
Or is it highly inappropriate?

If I should fall
Act as though it never happened
I will retreat
And then go back to university

If I should fall
Act as though it never happened
I will retreat
And sit inside so very quietly

I won't waste a moment
I won't waste a...

If I should fall
Act as though it never happened
I will retreat
and sit inside so very quietly

If I should fall
Act as though it never happened
I will retreat
And then go back to university


Lyrics submitted by ghost19, edited by JohnKo, Jawnthan, WittyDeity

Adult Diversion song meanings
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    General CommentHow did you write and record “Adult Diversion”?

    I was working at a smoothie hut for a while in Toronto. Only one or two people would come in during the day and usually only to use the washroom. That song spawned out of admiration from afar and spending a large chunk of time alone.

    What’s the story behind it?

    The premise of the song was having an unhealthy fixation on someone and following them around. The lyrics on paper don’t seem all that stable but shoved into a wistful pop song: much better!

    From their interview with thelineofbestfit
    sakayaon October 23, 2014   Link
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    General Commentjust a little fix:

    I think it's "As I admire you on the subway"* in the first verse.
    Jawnthanon July 18, 2014   Link
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    General CommentIt is amazing that I didn't realize how f'n creepy this song is until like the 50th time I heard it. AMAZING job by Molly Rankin.
    thebigpeezyon June 21, 2015   Link

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