"Where You'll Find Me Now" as written by and Jeff Mangum....
All I perceive is wasted and broken
Silvery streams, sacred when spoken
Slam into me and into the ditch of debris
And you smoke in the park and sleep in the greenery
Everyone barks and they are all still believing
To tear out your heart would send all your secrets to me

But I let you down
And swollen and small is where you'll find me now
With that silver stripping off
From my tongue you're tearing out
And you'll never hear me talk

Your teeth believe that teeth are for tearing
Tear into me and the scent of you sweating smells good to me
As long as we keep in our clothes

And out in the dark the world is still rolling
Kids in their cars, cigarette smoking
And all that they are just reeks with the sweetest belief

But I let you down
And swollen and small is where you'll find me now
With that silver stripping off
From my tongue you're tearing out
And you'll never hear me talk

All I could want is silver and spinning
Out from your arms and into the pretty pit of your heart
So simply and softly we'd flow

But I let you down
And swollen and small is where you'll find me now
With that silver stripping off
From my tongue you're tearing out
And you'll never hear me talk

Into you I will glow
Into you


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"Where You'll Find Me Now" as written by Jeff Mangum

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  • +4
    General Commentthe high note at 3:09, man.
    mmarcon June 17, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBeautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
    OHcomelyon January 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is super good. I listen to it often in the car on the way home from work. Anyway, my favorite line is "the scent of you sweating smells good to me."

    I guess there's a biological basis for finding something appealing in the scent of the opposite sex's perspiring, but it reminds me of my ex-girlfriend, and confronting her after she had been doing cocaine and was en route to rehab. She'd been sweating from the coke-induced tension i guess, and i remember thinking afterwards that it smelled sweet, and kind of good.

    karmageddon86on August 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"And out in the dark
    The world is still rolling
    Kids in their cars
    Cigarette smoking
    And all that they are
    Just reeks with the sweetest belief"

    This is my favorite part. The lines and the way he sings them just make me see a picture of kids who want to believe so desperately in this naive, optimistic view of the world; that they really can make it and that anything is possible, but in a rebellious sort of way. Like, they've been bruised and broken, but they're still ready to fight for what they love and who they love. I don't know if that fits into the rest of the song, but I just always picture that.
    Christa426on November 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe's ashamed for how he's treated her and he cannot speak. He wants her. He needs her. But he feels he's lost her. It's appears to be a straight forward tune.
    MaryMaryQuiteContraryon August 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is about a relationship surrounded in lies.
    The singer (whether the persona here is Mangum's himself or adopted) has lied, and he feels shameful about it. A 'silver tongue' is traditionally a metaphor for someone who is good at lying - as is all the other references to silver for the same of conciseness.
    However, his girlfriend discovered his lie (possibly become angry - 'your teeth... for tearing'), and now he feels ashamed and 'swollen and small'. He doesn't want to talk again, because to talk again might be to lie.
    There is also much mistrust (All I perceive, is wasted and broken,) as in he does not see anything as truthful anymore.
    I don't know who lied first, but that doesn't matter. What matters is that the relationship was intertwined with, and possibly even based on, a lie, and the singer doesn't want to get committed again just to be found out.
    mudswipeon September 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song... im not too sure of the exact meaning. But I can relate to alot of it.... I have my own meaning attatched to it. Its like he messed up... and it reminds me of my boyfriend.... the scent of you sweating smellls good to me.... becuase... just becuase.... i love this whole song.... i wish i knew the real meaning.....
    trajikclownon April 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always found the little music box at the end of this song completly amazing. It sums the entire song up perfectly.
    Theosepiphaneson April 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe singer wants to have sex with his intended audience and he doesn't mind her (or his) sweat- he thinks it smells good in fact..and i guess that sounds simple but...eh......::runs away::
    Abex22on May 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about love lost by making mistakes.

    But I let you down
    And swollen and small is where you'll find me now

    It is about wanting a second chance but knowing it will never come.

    And you smoke in the park and sleep in the greenery

    Kinda his obessvie stalking of someone they care about and wanting so badly to be a part of them again. He says that even your sweat smells good, scent is the sense that recalls memory in the most powerful ways.
    archit84on September 21, 2004   Link

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