"Tripoli" as written by and Matthew/genn Good....
Best to smile
Best to Squeal to Daddy
Best to revile
The baby Jesus loves the company

Must have lost my mind
When I lost the car keys
On My Way Out
Strange how you\'re not with me

Where has my head gone?
Where do you hole up to mutilate the day away from me?
Where has my head gone?
Well I felt it slip away

Best to defile
Best to stay sleeping
In a while
I will awake to be a has been

Must have lost my mind
When I lost your heart key
On my way out
Strange how you\'re not with me

Where has my head gone?
Where do you hole up to mutilate the day away from me?
Where has my head gone?
Well I felt it slip away

(children singing where has my head gone?)


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"Tripoli" as written by Matthew Good Dave Genn

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    General CommentSomeone who was big part of your life for a long time has suddenly left it, and you feel like you're going insane.
    OrangeSteamboaton April 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with OrangeSteamboat, but to take it further i think it deals with a breakup and maybe the feeling of self destruction. "Best to defile, best to stay sleeping, in a while, i will awake to be a has been" I will awake to be a has been, seems very sad, but i love the humility. Also, i like how it changes in the second bridge from car keys, to heart keys. it's subtle but i always get caught on that line, "when i lost your heart key, strange how your not with me" it happens to us all, makes ya think for at least a half hour, just on one line, brilliant.
    Brosiveon June 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI read somewhere that Matt was in the hospital, and when he came to this is what he was humming in his head first....so he had to get it out.
    TheRaptureon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBefore reading these lyrics, I thought he was saying "Whe-e-e-ere's my handgun?" and before that "Whe-e-e-ere's my haircut?". Yeah, the real lyrics make more sense. Good song.
    Brad324on December 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the meaning behind this song is that of someone who has been completely destroyed by a relationship and the only thing they can do is smile and pretend its ok, to revile is to relive so hes looking over the past , and the baby jesus loves company may signify it was around xmas,

    mustve lost my mind when i lost the car keys ,
    on my way out strange how your not with me.

    he became intoxicated and he literally cannot think straight

    he wants to be asleep because it hurts less when your asleep , he wants the fame to go away and he realises he lost her heart key , on his way out could mean that hes ventured into the world without his gf ,
    EmptysThemeParkon December 25, 2011   Link
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    General Commentto revile, is to abuse... not to relive. This song is certainly about a lost relationship.

    Best to revile = to abuse
    Best to squeal for Daddy = this could be sexual between the two in a relationship, or it could mean, maybe your father can make this better.
    The baby Jesus loves the company = Self sacrifice, it could also be talking about talking his name in vane. Or feigning self sacrifice.

    Where do you hole up to mutilate the day away from me? Somebody is hiding from someone else. Perhaps someone is still in love with the other who is hiding.


    Best to defile
    Best to stay sleeping
    In a while
    I will awake to be a has been

    He will awake to be just another has been relationship with the girl he loves.
    SnowKstrlon April 22, 2013   Link

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