"Why I Like The Robins" as written by Jeffery Dimpsey, Tim Lash, Bryan St. Pere and Matt Talbott....
The distance outside of you comes into focus, collapses away
Loving me
And hands to the glass and eyes to sky and glued to the south
She waits to see

She's looking for birds she met last fall,
Who said they would come back different than all
She's waiting for six who know about sound,
Who'd promised to come back upside down

And I like your raindrop collector,
Splash in my eyes and makes everything else look like you
So hand me the glasses and teach me to use them,
Show me the window, I want to look too

I'll take the glasses and cover for you,
You get some sleep and I'll stay 'till two.
I'm looking for six who know about sound,
Who promised to come back upside down

She's got colors to spare and I don't care what they choose
And I've got nothing to do and nothing like you left to lose


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"Why I Like the Robins" as written by Jeffery Dimpsey Bryan St. Pere

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    General CommentThis song seems to be about love and how you'd do anything for them...
    kaisuteon June 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of a Summer rain storm. Or the way it feels right after a Summer rain. I'm not sure why.
    fullmetalfunkon September 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe way this song builds up is perfect
    BearsAndBeetson November 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely love HUM; they’ve been my favorite band since 1994, and I still listen to their albums monthly (usually on a road trip since they’re great from start to finish).

    Back in college, I dissected “You’d Prefer an Astronaut” as term paper for an English comp class (we had to pick a piece of literature, and I argued the lyrics were poetry; the prof agreed). I no longer have the paper, but I still recall the gist of it.

    For as beautiful and ethereal as the lyrics are, the album tells a relatively simple but heartfelt story of a relationship’s inception, duration and aftermath. In short:
    Little Dipper — two “star-crossed lovers” get together despite parental disapproval

    The Pod — This relationship used to rock, but now it’s full of drug-related drama

    Stars — The girl is becoming disillusioned, feeling that she’s missed better opportunities in life because of the choice to be together; resentment builds

    The Suicide Machine — this is the man’s perspective. He feels like he’s stuck in a boring rut of the same old B.S.; drugs help him cope.

    Very Old Man — the decision is made to break up. Ironically, the climax of the story is “softly recorded”

    Why I like the Robins — After the break-up, the woman is hoping that all the guys who used to want her still will. The guy just wants to sleep around.

    I’d Like your Hair Long — He’s annoyed and conflicted because he wants her back, but not the way she was. He’s angry that she wasn’t what he expected.

    I Hate it Too — meaningless sex isn’t as awesome as it sounds; he misses her.

    Songs of Farewell and Departure — this is kinda like when a play has a narrator who leaves the audience with some final thoughts about the “moral of the story” that was just told.
    So, the last few songs are almost like the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. Eventually, the guy copes and is alright.
    MattD1980on April 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how much Michael Jackson adores and misses his little "kiddies" that he grew to love, now that he's move to Bumbfuck Egypt!! Either way, this song is so damned melodic and clean sounding it's sickening. I wished that more people knew about Hum.
    FreezeSukkaon January 02, 2008   Link

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