"Fake Frowns" as written by Christopher Walla and Benjamin Gibbard....
Bent at the knee, a last resort
Backfired and made things worse
Once on the bus, it was quite possible
You'd be the jailhouse queen
Jury and judge were screaming to hang
You spat the sweat from brow
He shrugged his shoulders, nothing would work
It had to end right now

I can't drive straight counting your fake frowns
Focusing in, details a must
Trying to make each one count
All on your fingers stopping at ten
Magistrate's keyed in how
The jury and judge were screaming to hang
You spat the sweat from brow
He shrugged his shoulders, nothing would work
It had to end right now

We can't keep your interest now
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"Fake Frowns" as written by Christopher Walla Benjamin Gibbard

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    General Commentthey rule! i love this song. its great. i am making the first comment! so happy! i've made more for them. go check. all their songs are awesome
    Badfish2on July 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing...one of their best!
    *SweetxWhitexLies*on July 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat song. one of my favorites by them.
    constellationon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentso catchy and addicting i luv this song
    FallenAngel6on March 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI get the feeling from the first verse that he tried proposing to his girlfriend and it went really wrong afterward. Anyways, good song.
    strykerchickon June 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI don't understand the line "you spat the sweat from the brow." What does everyone think that means? It's also ironic that this song is about fake frowns, most people think of smiles as being fake.
    NumberFiveon April 13, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"you spat the sweat from the brow"

    just another way to say you sweated. probably a lot of sweating.

    like, your pores spitting out sweat. or something.
    spasticsuperherogirlon April 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthe proposed and she said no so now he is driving back home and is pissed off and thinks the whole relationship was crap, i think?
    fish eat steelon April 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah i think that this song follows off of amputations like same girl, same guy she wants to get back with, same narrator, but now its all falling apart since he proposed, which he thought in a desparate moment woudl get this girl back, but it didnt work, she sort of fled physically or emotionally, and now hes driving back home...i dunno i could be totally off, that's sort of a simple explanation...doesn't explain the jailhouse queen and jury and judge screaming to hang lines, maybe she killed someone? who knows, the lyrics are great, so dense and mysterious that you want to figure them out and then you sort of dont because you know that the explanation is oging to rob them of some of their magic. so i'll stop there.

    p.s. eifel, this is one of my favorite songs!
    fraeuleinon May 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBent at the knee=begging. I don't think he was proposing. I think a girl was convicted of a crime and kind of begging them not to take her away. Maybe they wanted to give her the death penalty?( jury and judge were screaming to hang) And "increasing pixels and sound"... Maybe he was watching her on TV? WHO REALLY KNOWS :)
    ChicSquaredon December 29, 2005   Link

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