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I'm headed to the ditch
To take my fifteenth leap
Gonna be out of touch
Once I carry our legs
Backward sweeps the tide

I'd take you to the birdge
but the bridge has seen better days
I'd take you out to the park
We don't know who's working there tonight

Pave the way for the Manta-Ray
Pave the way for the Manta-Ray

I wish that you were here
We'd have a tea party to celebrate
We'd drive a cop car into the lake
and hold our breath for two long boring days

Sometimes wish there was a slide out my window
Sometimes wish there was a flume ride at Wonderland
That way, no one's gonna steal your wallet
Buried in the sand under your blanket

Sometimes wish there was a slide out my window
Sometimes wish there was a flume ride at Wonderland
That way, no one's gonna steal your wallet
Buried in the sand under your blanket

Move her out of that hot burning sun

Take her by the, far away

Move her out of that hot, burning sun

And I'll take you, take you with me
To the deep end


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    General Commenthow pink floyd meets the beetles
    KymStarCryon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSounds like he is going to jump and kill himself in some ditch, but still can't bring himself to do it after the fifteenth time. He has tried other places like the bridge and the park, but they won't work. Why he is doing this, I still can't tell.
    Chrisisillon November 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe sounds like he's doing it in the name of love. I'm picking it up off the tone of his voice.
    cosmic_wastelandon March 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits childhood - easy livin. when the goal was to get dirtier than you did the day before and you'd go 'til the lights came on. its like they're inviting you to take a break and go back. they'll have a tea party to celebrate.
    thats what I got out of it and it feels nice. not sure what the manta-ray is.
    frostmothon October 04, 2005   Link
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    General Comment1st song I heard from Pinback when introduced. It is not my favorite, but It hooked me instantly. Then I got every CD they made and drove 3 hours to catch a concert. They didn't disappoint!! Incredible Band!!
    Weaslemulberryon February 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe's talking about the Bridge to Terabithia.
    luismanaloon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentby luismanalo on 04-23-2007 @ 02:16:02 PM
    He's talking about the Bridge to Terabithia.


    LMAO!!! thats fucking great!
    x9x9x9x9x9on July 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan someone please clarify the lyric 'pave the way for the manta-ray'?
    kiwi_on August 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo, as Rob and Zack are San Diegans, I believe this song to be chock full of San Diego references.

    "I'd take you to the birdge
    but the bridge has seen better days"
    This could be a reference do any of the pedestrian bridges that span canyons in the Hillcrest area.

    "I'd take you out to the park
    We don't know who's working there tonight"
    This could be a reference to either Balboa Park or Sea World -- I think the "pave the way for the manta-ray" may support the Sea World theory.

    "Sometimes wish there was a flume ride at Wonderland..."
    Wonderland was an arcade in San Diego (I think there was more than one location, but one was in Clairemont). They're closed now. But there definitely wouldn't be a flume ride at Wonderland, which makes the lyric humorous/nerdy, like, "Dang, I no it ain't never gonna happen, but I wish they had a flume ride at Wonderland! You know, to cool off after play Street Fighter for five hours straight."
    MountedTigerHeadon August 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm betting it's a Chevy Manta Ray Corvette.
    tragicweekon October 08, 2008   Link

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