It's one word, cover-to-cover
It's an endless fuse
Chain-repeater never seems to get any smarter

I'm always marking pages
So that I don't get confused
End up in a fight I never had any part of

Listen, naïve plaything
Coming over, clueless
Every time you call
An accident just waiting to happen
Still hasn't found out
How to take a fall

Make me a present
Make it something sweet
Small enough to go unnoticed and big enough to compete

With this massive past that keeps
Blocking up my street
Looking for a new contender to disassemble

Listen, naïve plaything
Coming over, clueless
Every time you call
An accident just waiting to happen
Still hasn't found out
How to take a fall
How to take a fall
How to take a fall


Lyrics submitted by dragonflower44, edited by myheadisfullofflames

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  • +1
    General CommentHeh. Certainly aint from Either/Or. It's the B-Side, along with 'Our Thing', from the Happiness single.
    doesntevenmatteron September 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis was written about the time he was involved in a relationship with an older woman.
    or so im told

    -jabba
    Jabbatronon May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's just about somebody who has put themselves into something that's way over their head. This is one of the first songs I heard by him, I really like alot.
    Or, it could be like Jabba said, somebody in a relationship, not nessesarly with an older woman, but just maybe too caught up in the relationship to pay attention to anything else around them and not knowing what they would do without being with that person.
    LuckCharmon February 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, really upbeat musically.....anyone got any idea what cd it is on if any? cuz i downloaded it and have no idea where it is from as it's not on any albums or anything.
    the "naive plaything" lyric works with Jabba's interpretation but i dont know.......i just dont know! ..................RIP
    badgeon May 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely about being in a relationship with someone vastly more experienced than himself. He's intrigued by the relationship, but feels abused/controlled by the other person.

    Not sure, just my thoughts...
    Samuel C Uphamon June 25, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentits from either/or and it is a really good song
    joe2000on March 01, 2006   Link

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