"The Local Black And Red" as written by and Alexander Greenwald Jason Schwartzman....
The Local Black And Red - Phantom Planet

Sitting in your room
Drinking your perfume
Wondering which day of the week
I'll die on now
I'm lying in your bed
Unscrewing your head
Trying to figure out what's wrong inside,
So you don't hate yourself tonight, Yeah

So now you fall asleep
Inside a tambourine
Next to broken headphones and your
High school yearbook
I wrote on the final page
Wish I could've stayed around
To watch the last band play
Hey, hey, hey, I heard
They just broke up yesterday

Frequenting the Local Black and Red
And how that band played
You really had to stare
You'd hardly be aware
That you were blinking
You'd hardly be aware
That you were blinking, Yeah

Frequenting the Local Black and Red
And how that band played
You really had to stare
You'd hardly be aware
That you were blinking
You'd hardly be aware
That you were blinking, Yeah


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"The Local Black and Red" as written by Jason Schwartzmann Alexander Greenwald

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    General Commenti have absolutely no idea what this song means, but i like it!! to me, its about understanding friendshitp...but like i said, i have no idea!
    SongMeaningson May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that the girl in the song was his friend. The band represents a major event for her that he missed and even though he cares he wasnt there and now he regrets it, and realized that it was a mistake and its too late to help, and the event realy effected her.
    Meth3552on May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits about someone who can't get over highschool

    i think.

    this is one of my favorite phantom planet songs
    jimmysavedmydayon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a girl who's depressed ("so you don't hate yourself tonight") and misses friends from high school, and the guy in the song wants to be there for her but can't sometimes. I like the line "you'd hardly be aware that you were blinking". I think she's just kind of lost in her own world.
    prozakruinon July 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYup. This song is the best Phantom Planet song easily. And I think it's talking about this girl who is depressed (that's obvious) and I think he wrote it for her, telling her that she's gotta move on. He's saying that yes bad things happen and you can regret them, but everything moves on, and you gotta move on too. ("Wish I could've stayed around to watch the last band play, hey hey hey, I heard they just broke up yesterday.") Of course I'm also the girl that proclaimed that I hate when people rip apart a song and "find" some deep bullshit metaphorical meaning in it just to seem deep and thoughtful.
    neenzabeenon August 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song means more to me than any other PP song I can think of. The feeling Alex describes 'And how that band played you really had to stare/ You'd hardly be aware that you were blinking' is the feeling I get when I see a band I love live, because its just unbelievable and I think even though its probably not intentionally about that, its good to get a sense of it.
    Rosey2812on October 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song means more to me than any other PP song I can think of. The feeling Alex describes 'And how that band played you really had to stare/ You'd hardly be aware that you were blinking' is the feeling I get when I see a band I love live, because its just unbelievable and I think even though its probably not intentionally about that, its good to get a sense of it.
    Rosey2812on October 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think that the line 'And how that band played you really had to stare/ You'd hardly be aware that you were blinking' is a metephore for maybe a relationship...i dont liek making the meanings about relationship but its all that i can think of...well anyways umm i think that the band was the bond in a relationship and it seemed perfect but if you knew everything then you would find that it wasnt perfect...yeah umm i cant really word things proerly so sowwie if you dont understand it...peace
    .::.tralalalala.::.on April 01, 2006   Link

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