Like a ton of bricks it hits before she finishes her sentence
As the predicate predicts, a swift ending to her presence

I could see it coming from a mile away
At six hundred miles an hour
A surprise attack, tora-tora kamikaze, no looking back.
A tactic of considerable power

It doesn't matter now what I should have done then
My heart was in the right place at the wrong time again

Close to half a second my composure was lost,
and I had found my modesty.
"Everything not in the dumpster was otherwise tossed",
Her voice lacking sincerity

It doesn't matter now what I should have done then
My heart was in the right place at the wrong time again

It’s you plus me divided by inadequacy times my denial
Minus three words we threw around and around and a why cant you in tang douplahnu?!
(A phone call is made at midnight that won’t let her fall asleep,
Her ringer's turned off but she can hear the answering machine)

If you want to get away you'll have to go through me!
Or walk over my dead body and you just may!
The ship is sinking I'm the captain, there's no escape!
If you want to get away you're gonna have to go through me!


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    General CommentThis is the first song I heard by the Impossibles, and I still think it is their best
    Duffmanon January 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyuh! this song does rock.
    aniotaon May 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe first one i ever heard too. is a great one.
    clairebear201on May 27, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"it's you plus me divided by inadequecy times my denial minus three words we threw around and around and a why cant you in tang douplahnu?!"

    Geez, that's the best stuff right there. And reading them isn't nearly as good as hearing them turn from singing into screaming. It's obvious what this song's about, as most Impossibles songs are, but it's still great to listen to.
    OneFiveFourStudon June 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhy are the impossibles so g'damn good? they've pretty much put every emotion that i've felt into a song...i've never been able to relate to anyone's songs more.
    ReturnOfMercuryon December 01, 2004   Link
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    My InterpretationIf you listen to the older version of the song, it is more clear what the singer says toward the end. He says:
    "...minus three words we threw around and around and uh why can't you jus- shut - up!"
    as aposed to "in Tang Douplahnu?!"
    It seems like the older one has less sylables, leading me to believe they may have changed the line, or maybe just made it incomprehendable screaming on pupouse to emphasize that he does care what she does anymore.

    I thought I'd include that though this wasn't my first imposibles song, eight ball (<---awsome song!) was, I still think is one of their best.
    Chickenman98on February 01, 2010   Link

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