you can see right into my mind
if I can keep it together
someones gotta look for you to find
it's all out there somewhere
and all our songs back before I even remember
I like all those old songs
sound like they've been here forever
ah when it's over then it's over or so they say
we've been over this and we know
there's no other way
and it's so hard to tell
a face that never rang a bell
it's like a light bulb went out in my head
and now we settle for this complicated metaphor
and leave this simple truth unsaid
all night we listened to their second record
it had all these songs
sounded like we're in this together
and I found a place
where I know I'll always be tethered
and I know when I woke up
rock and roll will be here forever
form a cloud make all of your particles
separate and get together
rain on down show everybody
what it means to get wet
let's take down all the umbrellas
of all of our enemies
I'll be fine in Idaho America
in the twentieth century
I'm sure you can smell a spider
but did you know that thing
was in your face


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    My InterpretationThis song is clearly about Scott Plouff and Brett Nelson. When he listened to their second record, I think he is talking about Keep it like a secret. "I'm sure you can smell a spider, but did you know that thing was in your face." Clearly Doug here is talking about Brett Nelson's thick beard. Yes, Doug's beard is pretty thick in its own right, but I think Brett's was the thickest. I'm sure this created some jealousy on Doug's part, and hey may have rationalized his jealousy by secret hopes that Brett's beard was infested by insects.
    "Form a cloud make all of your particles. Separate and get together. Rain on down show everybody." I really think that Doug always meant Built to Spill to be a band that was made up of himself and different people that could influence the record. The new record is amazing.
    Also, I've seen Doug say that he doesn't care about lyrics and he just tries to write something that doesn't sound terrible. So I just made all of that stuff up, especially about Brett's beard.
    benjamin3uon June 09, 2015   Link

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