I skipped the part of the storyline with interesting characters and dialog and sat alone to contemplate the place of cigarettes and rock and roll fashion and it's times like these at 32 degrees cabin fever silly day dreams that slap me in the face and lock me in this place living out my adverisity

And here in this world I could find you in the corners of my head and if I try I could change the outcome changing what I said

I skimmed right through never knowing who was good or bad or sad or glad although I had the time to waste in all the familiar places

And in this perfect world where nothing's perfect I am all alone


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    General Commenti love songs by ben gibbard cuz he's always telling a story or giving a very detailed, or inspired, or unique perspective on things.
    drowningnoahon August 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentflippin love this song.

    my favorite by far
    beazer32on September 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlovelovelove this song.

    i haven't really got any ideas of what it means, it just seems to be about him in a contemplative mood i guess.

    i love the lines "I skimmed right through never knowing who was good or bad or sad or glad although I had the time to waste in all the familiar places".

    i can relate to these, because i think it means like, whenever he tries to sit down and think something important out, and to sort things out in his head (i.e. "who was good or bad or sad or glad"), instead his mind just drifts onto some useless subject ("familiar places"), and he never figures things out in his head.

    just a thought...
    clsr556on September 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it should be "story lined", not "storyline".

    Great song :)
    domokatoon May 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the way he carries out his lyrics - its almost like he's singing it in exasperation, like he needs to get everything out to the world in a certain time. Really similar to how Elton John did for the every other verses in "Bennie and the Jets".

    Love this song. Seems like he's simply telling his thoughts through this song.
    irinakimon June 06, 2011   Link

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