"I Spy" as written by Ryan Miller, Adam S. Gardner and Brian A. Rosenworcel....
We went down to the May parade, mumbled words under my breath
There is something I've been meaning to do, I am dying to tell you
I've been so damned tired

It went down at the May parade, bitter words under my breath
There is something I've been dyin' to do, I was meaning to tell you
I've been so damned sad

Cause I spy something wrong
You don't know how far you've gone
Or recognize who you've become
How'd you grow to be so hard sick of playing my part

We went down at the May parade, alcohol under my breath
There is something I've been meaning to do, I am dying to tell you
I've been so damned sad

Cause I spy something wrong
You don't know how far you've gone
Or recognize who you've become
When'd you grow to be so hard sick of playing my part


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"I Spy" as written by Brian A. Rosenworcel Adam S. Gardner

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    General CommentI believe that this picture is about the time that the Dallas Maverix were losing to the Golden State Warriers and it was the time that Darrius King hit the three pointer in this moovee. THis is why I like this moovee. Where am ?
    JFKBookon March 27, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwhy does everyone always assume the guy is singing about a girl? or a girl is singing about a guy? No one in guster is gay, but to always assume they are singing about another girl is presumptuous. They could be singing about a guy friend who has hurt them in some way or just a friend it doesnt always have to be about a boy/girl relationship
    Atreasure11on May 22, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis is my absolute favorite guster song ever. i don't really know why, because it doesn't have any of the usual things i really like - instead of complex harmony, it is very singular, and instead of super-deep lyrics, it's quite repetitive. but i love it. and the lyrics are still good...
    scheisseon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy interpretation of the song is that he's holding something back from his love (at the parade). as time goes on, the situation grows deeper and he wants to tell her more and more, but becomes more hostile. he thinks she has changed into something he doesn't like. he's been so damn sad/mad/tired of being with her and acting like he needs her (playing his part). good song. message me with any thoughts.
    abchak1on June 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is also my favorite guster song. The lyrics are repetitive, but that's what makes them so good. Each verse changes the words ever so slightly so the tone can drop as the song unfolds. He's obviously realized his relationship has gone sour, based on the fact that she has begun to take him for granted. I relate to the line "sick of playing my part" all too well. Anyone else ever been casted for the part of boyfriend in some girl's drama?
    davidecoyoteon April 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis has song has so much meaning to me...i love guster...too me it means that the speaker is stuck acting and being someone he isn't, and his/her lover is causing him to change into this person that he/she doesn't like. This is like what happened to me and one of my ex's...but I drank too much and cheated on her..."alcohol under my breath"
    RofRideredon April 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think the reason that they repeat the "we went down.." part represents the passing of time. every time it seems to get worse and worse.
    jen110988on July 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think he says "alcohol under my breath" cuz its like he's getting closer to tell her what he wants to say cuz usually people open up more and say what they want when theyre drunk
    Madison5on June 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti noticed that on the live dvd, the lyrics are "we went down to the gay parade" not "may parade." i think the song might have to do with someone coming out about their sexuality "there is something I been dying to do, i been meaning to tell you"
    srosepon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this song is about sexuality. The cover of Lost and Gone Forver says the lyric is may parade, not gay parade. Why would someown go to a gay parade drunk and with their girlfriend? I am guessing his problem wouldn't last long...
    I think it is about a relationship that has lasted too long. It didn't work out and he is tired of it, but is finding it hard to break it off, probably because he once thought he did love her or something.
    billly0408on November 15, 2004   Link

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