drinking deathwish nights can't save this.
glasseyed slackjaws scream from safe homes.
i've got it worng. time and again, song after song.
you've got answers: killing to please, swooning disasters.
so inventory me, drop me in your fishbowl.
i'm dying to breathe through your tight pigeon hole.
a dead man in dead dreams ...
when i'm gone you won't miss me.
you're dying to fist me (honestly, now!)
out of the close and into the fire.
out of these dumb little quips that inspire.
outright outrage enrages you now. you're lifeless and sticky.
kicking dead cows. fuck you sound.
one shot, all wrong. one lie, all gone.
so cry for yourselves, i'll die with my own help.
these words are mine and this grave that we share time after time chokes my life outwhile you ask yourselves what i'm crying about. well, these tears that are falling are wetting deaf ears. you cry your protests and say i don't care. and you know what?
i couldn't care less if you're repulsed through and through. a dead man in dead dreams when it's all said and done, did you really think that you were the only one? you were here before you, you'll be here when you're gone. just another lemming hummiing protest songs. fuck you sound.

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Navigating the Windward Passage song meanings
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    General CommentThis is such an awesome song, every song by The Lawrence Arms amaze me. Their lyrics are incredible, so deep and thoughtprovoking.
    MisledPromise4uon July 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti know, they're a lot like alkaline trio in my opinion, great band!
    brain_caseon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is depressing, but an awesome song.
    StarAngel2003on June 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentInteresting thing to note, it seems he's singing about us listeners who think they understandd him and his music.
    Josion February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentInterersting thing to note, it seems he is singing about the people who think they know all about him and his music (but really don't).
    Josion February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentUnbelievable song. I don't quite understand all the lyrics, but the song is inspiring. The instrumentation is amazing! The part where he sings "Out of the close and into the fire" - unbelievable.
    Karlon July 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNavigating the windward passge. Go Fuck yourself, thats what it means. The song name means "navigating the ARSE"
    AlexKiddon December 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song seems to be talking about people who think they understand you and your problems. They just fill their mouths with vapid advice and get upset when you don't "get better". The singer's telling people that he's all right on his own and doesn't need empty words to feel better.

    Fun fact: Navigating the Windward Passage was slang for anal sex very back in the day, so Brendan is basically just telling certain people to go fuck themselves.
    PickleMcNuggeton January 01, 2016   Link

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