It's night but I can’t stay asleep
Like you do straight through until morning
When you pour my coffee and say, "Baby
All that caffeine causes bad dreams
Where all your anxieties are unleashed"

Well, lately my days aren't much better
I can’t concentrate while I’m at work
I just think and think until my head hurts
Of the payment plans I’m making
I just wanted to provide for you

But if you want to make a run for it
My love, I’d cover you
And if you need money for bills
My lover, I could cover you

Because I sold some shit, I’m saving up
We can get that house next to the park
I’ll get more hours at my dad's shop
Yeah, we’ll plan for everything
And we'll enroll in that middle class
Get a compact car full of discount tags
If you’re feeling trapped or too attached
Remember we wanted that

And if you need money for bills this month
My love, I’d cover you
And if you have to lie to everyone
Well, I’d cover up for you

Because we’re growing older, growing up
Just like our parents before us
With your new job at the coffee shop
We are ready for everything
And we’ll graduate that middle class
Get a nicer car full of shopping bags
If you’re feeling sad, kind of detached
Remember we wanted that
Just remember we wanted it

Yeah, I sold some shit, I’m saving up
We can get that house next to the park
With the extra hours I picked up
We will pay for everything


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Man and Wife, the Former (Financial Planning) song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentIt seems like the meaning is actually more satirical... the husband does "love" the wife, and he wants to show that, yet to achieve their now customary "dreams" of middle-class life he wastes his day(s) concerned with money. It started innocently enough, as most families do, with a desire for financial security and the "American Dream" yet the husband's, and I use the term liberally because he doesn’t have malicious intent, and it is of negative connotation, rapacity, money becomes his only form of interaction with his wife. His only way to show affection.
    shinjiikarion July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is pretty straight forward, like a young couple thinking things are easier than they are. this is my favourite song on the album, i love the riffs, the lyrics are great and it has a brilliant ending
    hugh_jasson June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song.
    stickingtosheetson July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes yes...typical conor writings..." you’re feeling trapped or too attached
    remember we wanted that"
    and
    "if you’re feeling sad
    kind of detached
    remember we wanted that
    just remember we wanted it"
    PLANESon July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is a funny song cuz u know it doesn't really fit conor and what he wants to do with his life.

    emo kid what song is that line from?
    RubberDuckieYAYon August 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdude! i'm so stupid i some how skipped over that line and then i just saw it when i was getting the parts i wanted for my profile!!! ok i'm allowed to make a mistake..its 2 in the morning!!!

    opps..
    RubberDuckieYAYon August 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmwaaa hahahahahahah hahaa aahahaha aha aha ahaaaa 2:51 tremble in my wake mere mortal ahaha aha aha aaaaahahahahahahhaaaa
    Lets_kill_musicon August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentare you sure these are the correct lyrics? maybe its just me but i cant seem to find some of what I'm hearing on the page
    Lets_kill_musicon August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh i got it, im listening to the some 'the latter' this is the 'former' lyrics, i understand. very clever doing a song from two viewpoints, although i havent been able to hear the other one yet
    Lets_kill_musicon August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti actually have feelings for this song. i especially have feelings for the ending. thank you conor.
    scream_like_conoron August 07, 2002   Link

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