"Shameful Dread" as written by and Doug Martsch....
Before I get myself unwound clearcut faith come around docility is tempting bait you settle with a different god tiny thoughts hundreth start no other way to come to terms no need to learn I'm hoping for a change of heart barely shown I'll never let you in my head a president I call my own I'm hoping for a change of hope til I spent some time with you shameful dread doesn't float thought that everything I do has no weight doesn't float has no weight doesn't float Gonna see this through has no weight lucky you


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"Shameful Dread" as written by Doug Martsch

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    General CommentThe lyrics are pretty muddled here, the song goes more like this...

    Before I get myself unwound
    come around
    docility is tempting bait
    clearcut faith
    you settle with a different god
    tiny thoughts
    no other way to come to terms
    no need to learn

    I'm hoping for a change of heart
    hundreth start
    a precedent to call my own
    barely shown
    I'll never let you in my head
    simple dread
    I'm hoping for a change of hope

    til I spent some time with you
    thought that everything I do has no weight
    doesn't float
    has no weight
    doesn't float
    has no weight
    doesn't float

    what the hell do you think i'm gonna do?
    ...
    ...

    My take is that it's about conflicting feelings around love. On the one hand, if you don't have anyone who really listens to you, your words don't really carry any meaning. On the other hand, your lover's identity can take over yours, and perhaps it's difficult to come to terms with that sort of change. So, falling in love is like this deal where you can give meaning to your life, but you also have to be willing to lose yourself.

    It's such a great song anyway.
    sambosonoframboon May 23, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti might be the only BTS fan who thinks this is far and away their best song.
    themoralbankon June 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt was my favorite for quite some time, at least before PFNO came out. I requested it at a concert once and he said it doesn't work out too well live. It's still in my top five, easy.

    I think this line might be wrong:

    "A president to call my own"

    You think Doug really wants a politician in his pocket?
    cromnion January 16, 2008   Link

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