Teeth ripped
out of gums hit
sparkling gray squares of concrete.
Screams in technicolor pain.
Doubled over spitting blood.
The freezing rain.
Never felt so good
to wake up in some town
on some floor to some sound.
Voices rattle through my veins.
You're slowly imploding,
your worlds are corroding.
Please let it work itself out.
We've got time to melt.
You haven't said a single thing.
A six month recurring dream.

Oil stains
glisten in the light.
Fluorescent yellow blue and red.
It's not worth talking
when everything goes left unsaid.
The freezing rain
slants down in icy sheets
on some street
where someone is cursing
what they've done.
And walking quickly toward the train,
cold and dejected
in a brightly lit steel frame.
Please let it work itself out.
We've got time to melt.
You haven't said a single thing.
A six month recurring dream.

Your eyes are a cloudy morning.
My lips are this sealed letter.
Ineptly yours. Sincerely sorry.
It's something you feel
in the sole out of your shoe
on a loud city bus
on some aching afternoon.


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    General CommentI saw Lawrence Arms in a small show on Long Island and it was the best day of my life. This song fuckin rocks and is 10x as better live. It's about going on the road all year and not having enough money to stay at some fancy hotel, so you meet some people at a show and ask them if you can sleep at their house.
    AllStarMeon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing. but, you dont always have to ask people. i went on a short tour with my cousin's band, and there were people in every city asking if we needed a place to stay....it was a good thing to, otherwise we would have had to sleep in the van (the locks didnt work) in philadelphia, chicago, brooklyn, and DC
    mikes_konstantineon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSo many good lines in this song...

    "The freezing rain never felt so good"

    Love it.
    ghoststorieson March 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe liner notes say it is based on a reoccurring dream and Chris wrote the song as an attempt to exorcise it.
    mechpope13on March 14, 2008   Link

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