"Kody" as written by and Rob Thomas....
Kody sat down on the avenue
He tapped his feet, to the humming of the highway
He watched the light shine down on the broken glass and thought
I don't got no reasons, yet
There it is and there it was
It was clear to all of us
We kept this hat of broken dreams
And we pulled them out, when we needed them around

So please hand me the bottle, I think I'm lonely now
And please give me direction, I think the hurt set in
I just caved in
And I don't feel nothing

There's a squeak hinge down on the back gate
It lets us know if he comes around
I don't sleep that good anyway
If you've never heard the silence, it's a God awful sound

So please hand me the bottle, I think I'm lonely now
And please give me direction, I think the hurt set in
And I don't feel nothing

I don't feel nothing, no I don't feel nothing
There's nothing to feel good about here

Don't much get down to the avenue
I could drive, but it takes so much to get there
Don't get off on all the broken glass,
The Cadillac scene, well
I've seen a lot of good things die and I'm
In an over emotional way

So please hand me the bottle, I think I'm lonely now
And please give me direction, I think the hurt set in
So please hand me the bottle, I think I'm lonely now
I'm lonely now, I'm lonely now
I'm lonely now, I'm lonely now
And please give me direction, I think I just caved
But it ain't nothing


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"Kody" as written by Rob Thomas

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    General Comment"I don't sleep that good anyway
    If you've never heard that silence, it's a God awful sound"
    Perfect description of what it's like in the middle of the night, when the world is asleep and you're not able to sleep. You have to experience it to understand it.
    slh626on April 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdefinately a great song
    fairy_in_a_musicboxon June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probably one of my favorite songs by them.
    vandalizedon May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS IS THE GREATEST SONG BY THEM. JUST THE LYRICS SAY IT ALL.......
    little_red_bluron July 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about losing someone and not being able to get back to life... Examples:
    "Please give me the bottle, I think I'm lonely now."
    "Please give me direction"

    And the point of the squeek hinge is that if Kody doesn't come through it, something's wrong.

    I myself like how the song starts with Kody at what could be a car accident and possibly contemplating suicide, and ends with the Narrator standing in the same exact place and state of mind, demonstrating a circle.

    One of my favorite songs by them.
    w00xon August 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthey i'm still not too sure what this song means. . . could someone explain it a lil better?
    jess354on March 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard this song, i thought he sang "if you've never heard the silence, it's the God of all sound". thinking about it now gives me an interesting double meaning.
    universalsolideron May 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think that this guy Kody killed himself at the avenue. He was obviously a good friend, who would let himself in through the back gate. After Kody's death, Rob had trouble sleeping, lying awake listening for the gate, the silence being a painful reminder of his loss. Friends and family probably advised him to go to the avenue, to get some kind of closure but he didn't know if he could.

    Don't get down much to the avenue
    I could drive but it takes so much to get there

    It's an amazing song. My favourite line is

    I've seen a lot of good things die and I'm in an over emotional way

    I think everyone has felt that way before
    Twister62on June 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's sad and beautiful at the same time. It's my favorite on their first CD.
    allenegirlon May 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is probably my favourite on YOSLY. My interpretation of the song is a little different than most of the ones written so far. In my mind, this song is about the death of James Dean. This 'Kody' character could be any fan of Dean. When Dean died, many people (especially teens) felt like something inside them died. A few even commited suicide. I wasn't alive when Dean died, but it's understandable how many of them felt. And Kody could of been one of them. And this song is telling a story of his anguish.

    The first verse could be saying that Kody has arrived at the wreck, eyeing the wreck that was caused by the fatal accident. His idol was dead, but he never got the chance to really know him. And he feels like he's got nothing else to give for.

    The chorus... well, could mean that he's trying to forget about all his pains at the bottom of a bottle, feeling like there's no one in the world that understands him. But he's still in shock about the crash.

    The second verse could signify either Kody or Dean. In Dean's case, it's rather simple. With his death, he cannot go home, or walk the earth ever again. In Kody's case, it could mean that his life is totally changed, and he can't find a 'home' anymore. That's why the squeak hinge won't open or close.

    The last verse may reflect Kody's thoughts. After being forced to accept Dean's death, he doesn't want to have to look at the wreck of the fatal accident anymore. The glass, the twisted metal, the reminder. The only flaw of my theory is that they mention a Cadillac, and not a Porsche. And the last line... well, 'alot of good things die'. It kinda speaks for itself. Dean's stellar career was tragically cut short, and the mourning's still there.

    Well, that's my interpretation. It's a little lengthly, but it almost works. (Btw I'm a big Dean fan :D)
    savage_angelon June 17, 2004   Link

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