It's different when you're lonely
The whole world's in love
Holding hands between bar stools
And you're holding your tongue

Hold on
You're so fucked up, so fickle
Isn't this what you want?
So simple, so single

But it's different when you're helpless
When the bars close their doors
Growing hostile toward your waitress
Those extra tips went ignored

It's different because you're desperate
Begging mercy on the sidewalk
To a sea of last callers
(Keep the conversation quick and keep them interested)

You're different and they sense it
Your eyes can't disguise it
So glassy, half empty
Ready to spill

Hold on
Please don't leave yet
I can't go home alone
It doesn't go over so well

So hold on just a little longer
At least through the night
At least until the morning

Hold on
Hold on to me
I can hardly stand
Much less the sight of myself

So hold on
Hold on tight, dear
Put your foot on the gas
Get me the fuck out of here


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O'Rourke's, 1:20 A.M. song meanings
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    General Commenti dont know what this song means! but this band fucking rocks! Great song! Love the sound! Fucking Awesome!
    WhiteMagicon May 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commento'rourkes is a bar in omaha, i dont know if thats what its aboot
    6 to 8on August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt is what it is about... Tim Kasher said something about it in an interview, how after all the other bars close, it's open like 10 minutes more, so everyone from the other bars go there to get one more drink.... it's about trying to get someone to go home with you, anyone to go home with you, because you are drunk and lonely..
    Wezzulon August 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my favorites on Black Out - I love all of them, but this one grabbed me. I think the line "holding hands between barstools, and you're holding your tongue" is .. the only thing that comes to mind to describe it is just a beautiful image.
    comatoseon March 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentah. this song=love.
    i've been looking for theres lyrics forever and a day
    [return of songmeanings=sex.]

    i love the opening line. it's so. eee.
    sporkifyon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthe's drunk and trying to pick up random girls.
    dorareeveron June 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentokay, i know it's not really a big deal, but o'rourkes is actually in lincoln, ne - not omaha. a little useless trivia for ya.
    royspideron November 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite good life (hell, favorite kasher) song ever.
    fritobanditoon November 25, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Your eyes can't disguise it... so glassy, half empty. Ready to spill."

    "I can hardly stand- much less the sight of myself."

    Tim Kasher is a clever, clever man.
    oh_doctor_doctoron March 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto coheedandcambria, it's obviously not like that because it's in second person as are a good deal of the songs Tim writes
    three star saluteon May 08, 2005   Link

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