"Shaking" as written by and Turner/maida/lanni/taggart....
So you fucked this up again
It's time for you to leave
You never had many friends and you thought this was all right
You're rushing to meditate
You should eat but probably wait
You never thought of yourself
Why are you shaking
Why are you right when I will be the only one who gives
And lets you in tonight
Walk you could never walk away
From this speed freak collagen
Caffeinated place
You were always reaching in
Looking for somewhere to go
Nobody needs to find out
Nobody needs to know what you know
So you wonder about the past
When you know that its already been
Nothing seems to last
Can it last will it last

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    General CommentI think this song is about a person who has screwed up a lot in his past, and everyone has turned their backs on him. He never thinks of anything but the problems he has and has had. and raine's saying "hey don't worry. you've got a friend in me" and then the second verse is like the person hates being on the outside, but he can't leave it. He's just drawn to it. Raine says to keep quiet- no one has to know everything bad from your past. then at the end the person is reflecting on his past and wondering if this new friendship could possibly last. It's fairly self-explanatory heh
    intellirockeron August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI kinda thought of it as some friend who's really fucked up, and about how raine (or whoever) doesn't really like him/her but knows that no matter what, he's gonna be the only one who'll let him in...
    I think it's about being stuck with an un-wanted friend...

    I'm probably wrong too...

    but it's a cool song to scream with...
    TimBuck2on September 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwait when did this song come out? do they have a new cd or sumthing?
    Sparrow1332on September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is on their cd "Clumsy", which came out in '97, I believe

    'Tis a good cd, though I think I like "Spiritual Machines" the best
    emokid11on September 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is completely about speed drug days. from fucking it all up, rushing to meditate (getting high), knowing that I should've ate. Never being able to walk away from the dope, but still trying to hide it from everyone thinking that they didn't need to know.

    Wondering about the past is something I do frequently, my bad memory follows me around. The good times never seem to last, the high never lasted.
    ihavenoname083on June 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with iahvenoname that it's about drugs. I just have to add this bit in:

    'Why are you shaking?Why are you right? When I will be the only one who gives, and lets you in tonight.'

    I think Raine displays a degree of releculancy with these words. He's saying 'I keep telling you drugs are no way to live.' Yet, his friend always comes to him, shaking on his high, asking for a place to stay. And Maida's saying 'I give you a place to stay, would it be too much for you to listen to me in return?'

    'So, you wonder about the past, well you know that it's already been. Nothing seems to last. Can it last, will it last?'

    The drug addict is looking at the past, and he was loaded for so much of it, the past doesn't seem real. Nothing in his life is constant, so why bother trying to get cleaned up, because nothing seems concrete.
    _biggreenmonkey_on June 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMan, this has to be my least favorite OLP song. This and Let You Down.
    Zurby87on May 04, 2007   Link

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