"Rubber Legs" as written by and Iggy Pop James Williamson....
I remember little town and the big gray house with the burgundy
Door the lawn shaped like a boot and the boy who liked pretending that the
Island in the middle was a shore time is a clock ticking it stops my heart
To think of it I remember the magic in your eyes I'd stare at them and
You'd say the silliest things like "Christopher I'm crazy about you" and
"Matthew I love you monstrously" and it's my favorite time of year how I
Wish that you were here (or how I wish that I could be there) to watch the
Lights blink on the tree give thanks to god for everything and lay down all
My fears and it's too late to call you on the phone and tell you that your
Boy is all alone tonight but I will never forget how you taught me to stand
On these rubber legs and fight.


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"Rubber Legs [*]" as written by James Williamson Iggy Pop

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    General Comment"and it's too late to call you on the phone and tell you that your boy is all alone tonight"

    That part just gives me the shakes. This song is brilliant. Mineral rule.
    APartOfMeDieson July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about Chris's mom and just missing his family in general. Growing up means you are away from your family more and more... maybe he wrote this after spending his first Christmas away from them. That would explain the lights blinking on the tree and thanking God for everything.

    I can scarcely believe the passion in his voice when he sings "Time is a clock ticking away, it stops my heart to think of it." Amazing, amazing.
    AboveOrionon June 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this is the Best Emo Song ever made.
    APartOfMeDieson July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"matthew i love you monstrously"

    Could Matthew be Chris's father?
    APartOfMeDieson July 27, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    "christopher i'm crazy about you" and "matthew i love you monstrously" are things that the mother said to her sons. Matthew is his older brother.
    silencestrikeson October 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentjust a guy reminiscing...good stuff
    HoodRich_MoneyManon March 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcould anyone email this song to me? my email is adaman_06@yahoo.com that would be so awesome of you!
    adamsonon July 23, 2007   Link

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