"Built To Spill" as written by and Doug Martsch....
Built to spill you are pleased precariously momentarily chilled temporarily filled you will spill until lower expectations you will because at the time it seemed built to spill like an acceptable deal you feel you feel this is how you'll always feel it's no big deal I'm ashamed of you my friend you feel like you are on the verge of something real would you please would you please I'm to blame for this my friend on a role and built to spill would you please built to spill would you please you will carry out your function then occasionally filled you will you will come alive to something real then realize you're built to spill this is how you'll always feel it's no big deal

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"Built to Spill" as written by Doug Martsch

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    General CommentThis song's about the ups and downs of life basically... You fill up with all these good feelings and everythign seems happy, but then things spill over, and you lose it all... then you feel good things coming back again and you feel like maybe this time it'll be something real, you're on a role, but you're just built to spill... it's inevitable... And it's how it'll always be, it's no big deal, just how it is. It's how we are.
    narsilon September 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou'll be disappointed, and then your expectations will be lowered, and you'll know better than to get your hopes up about anything.
    icymoreon August 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics posted above look like a Burroughs cut up of the actual lyrics, or else I'm remembering things poorly.
    Daigleon March 07, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDo you think they wrote this song then decided its a great name for theyre band?
    dcfcAndtheStars8on July 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChris palko otherwise known as cage used this song as the beat in his song "ballad of the worms"
    justinr_2on July 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has a lot of meaning to me because my fathers name is Randy and he died when I was 3.
    R.A.M.on August 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such a good song. It song reminds me of the Shins...
    diaper salad?on November 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlife's disappointments. Or life as a disappointment.
    arctic_tundraon May 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this song was written to incompass the sorta mission statement of the band.
    they are realist. so the band was named built to spill to encompass the theme of gloom and realistic expectations should be low.
    grungey just how mama use to serve it :]
    angry7019on November 19, 2009   Link
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    General Comment‘some thing’s last a life time’

    (Beautiful lyrics :P)
    Wheretofindyouon September 04, 2010   Link

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