Well, it's late at night.
There's nobody around.
Just the sounds of the cars
Upon the asphalt ground.
It's the waiting time,
When the hours grow still.
I gaze on through the glass
Inside my windowsill.
Though I know that you must be
Somewhere in this world,
In this place where, at birth,
You and I were both hurled,
To think that we once were relating
Is a thing that has almost grown foreign to me.

It's a bad sight,
Such a terrible waste,
To spend your time talking
In such bad taste.
It's the same old line,
Though it's not you I blame.
It's your teachers and television
That you put to shame.
The night's lasting longer
Because I've filled my head
With the things I could have done
And the words I could have said.
But, in truth, I was only spectating
And that's a permanent part of reality.

So many rude lines,
So many petty crimes
And you don't feel a need
To apologize.
Tonight is the time
That you stick in my mind,
But from now on I won't become
Vandalized.

Now the room's started filling
With the dawn's early light
And the end has arrived
Of this long night.
I turn off the television
And I hit the bed
While your shade is still haunting
My ever-vulnerable head.
And there's no use
In trying to compromise
When the kindest things we say
But it's time I should quit my complaining
And behave with a little more dignity.

So many rude lines,
So many petty crimes
And you don't feel a need
To apologize.
Tonight is the time
That you stick in my mind,
But from now on I won't become
Vandalized


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    General CommentI think that by “vandalized”, he means how his love or care for someone, he is forced to be haunted with thoughts about that person, even though it seems that person is not retrieving that level of thoughtfulness. Probably someone that was very close to him in the past, and is no longer so. Half of the criticism built towards that person has really nothing to do with them, but more to do with the anger and hurt.
    I really love how MN can express anger only through words, how you don’t even need to listen to know he’s pissed off. He’s one of those people, who use words, the way they were intended to be used.
    june99on October 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a good Matt song except for the fact that Bill Foreman wrote it. Bill drummed in various units with Matt for a while, and is a great songwriter in his own right. Rare and True, which I think has slipped out of Matt's sets, is another Foreman composition. Trace of a Cat's Eye is also a Bill song.
    fission_holeon August 24, 2006   Link

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