"Ticklish" as written by and Omar/bixler Rodriguez....
Pigeon holed decision making
All my mind's made up
I only colored outside the lines
'Cause I got the knack
Stenciled teen initials
That were carved on the roof of my mouth
Only to bark the words of so-and-so
Fuck so-and-so...

I been dancing in the bathroom stalls
Excreting words just for this song
I'm kicking in windows
And it don't make music to me

"Please get some medication
Simple. it's simple...
We must die with dignity."

Pallbearer we are and all that
We never get and all my little pushes
Fall on your
Deaf
Ears

Kicking in these windows
Kicking in these windows
It's on the roof of my mouth
I'm gonna bark the words
On the roof of my mouth

Tickling with contusions
Paper bag masks hiding infantile music
No pictures, just words
Are you afraid of our books?
Illiterate cells for the valley of mules


Lyrics submitted by cbennett

"Ticklish" as written by Cedric Bixler Adam Amperan

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  • +1
    General Commentthis is a great song....
    Lucif3ron July 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn my opinion i think this is the best song by them
    ticklishgioon September 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one great song, but i really can't figure out what it's about. does anyone have any ideas?
    AlkalineRadioon September 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is fucking awesome song, it rocks my socksssssss
    TBS09065on March 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's really hard to figure out a lot of the songs from Acrobatic Tenement becuase Cedric and the rest of the band were so fucking high when they recorded it. All in one night mind you. If you've ever wondered why the whole cd kind of sounds the same, well there are no distortions, no effects because they were using somebody elses equipment.

    So back to the lyrics. Cedric was stoned out of his mind and didn't have any of his lyrics with him so he was trying to remember them while singing it.

    Interesting eh?
    shokknterroron May 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe comment by shokknterror made me think. maybe cedric just didn't have lyrics or whatever, but i think the lyrics are just about how hard it can be to get some lyrics done:

    "only to bark the words of so-and-so, fuck so-and-so"

    dissatisfied with his lyrics

    "we must die with dignity"

    artistic self-criticism, if you're not satisfied you think it's the worst bullshit somebody's ever written

    i could go on forever
    proximaon May 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, i think the song speaks alot about his style of writing which is "on the roof of my mouth" and the fact that at that point in his songwriting, he was having a writers block. He is trying to channel his emotions into words through either "dancing in the bathroom stalls" or "kicking in these windows one by one" and the fact that overall, he doesnt want "paper bags hiding infantile music"
    thespideron May 17, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"i only colored outside the lines
    'cause i got the knack
    stenciled teen initials
    that were carved on the roof of my mouth"

    i thought that line is sort of sarcastic, meaning because he experienced so many bad things, lost so many friends, he's kinda used to it, so he "colors outside the lines", meaning the chalk outlines on the floor around the body when someone died... sort of ironic/tragic/sarcastic...

    then
    "stenciled teen initials
    that were carved on the roof of my mouth"

    for example the 2 girls that died in a car accident at the age of 17, napoleon solo is about them, so maybe he cant stop writing/singing about them, like their initials were carved on the roof of his mouth... the stencil initials might also refer to some police-document or something dealing with the accident, on which their initials are stamped ...
    subsonicon May 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe was on drugs, which made it the greatest song ever
    atmbt777on February 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit has something to do with his old band.

    fall on deaf ears was the name of his old band..

    that's the only thing that jumped out at me.
    pixiesfanyoon August 10, 2005   Link

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