"Crater Lake" as written by and Phair....
Once you've left a lonely rage on its own, it grows
And dynamite stuffed in a mailbox doesn't smoke until it blows
And, oh, all the tears in four tiny years
Well, look at me, I'm frightening my friends
You better roll me

I bought a map of the moon
There was a crater with my name on it and a really good view
There I was, getting drunk in your room
Because I wanted to throw my weight around

And, oh, all the tears in four tiny years
Well, look at me, I'm frightening my friends
You better roll me home
You better roll me home
You better roll me home


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    General Commentthe first two lines are like bottling up anger inside and no one suspects it until BOOM you blow up.
    yo mamma!on April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've been there. Literally and metaphorically.
    AmoebaCheebaon December 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs much as I've enjoyed this song, I hadn't really thought about the lyrics until now.

    A woman has been long mistreated in her relationship and the anger is only now about to blow up in an explosive outburst. She's gotten very drunk; "roll me home" is a joking reference as to how you may deal with someone who's very drunk.

    Why Crater Lake? A huge mountain in prehistoric times exploded in an incredibly violent volcanic explosion, blowing off a mile of its height, with the rest slumping into a huge crater that later filled up with water. That's Crater Lake today. And that explosion is what she's likening her anger to.

    I'm not sure of all the reasons why she mentioned the Moon; there are plenty of craters there. When she says that a crater has a good view, she's thinking about being there, isolated, instead of here on Earth in her painful relationship.
    rikdadon March 11, 2017   Link

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