I count to three and grin,
You smile and let me in.
We sit and watch the wall you painted purple.

Speech will spill on space,
Our little cups of grace,
But pauses rattle on about the way
That you cut that snow-fence,
Braved the blood, the metal of those hearts
That you always end up pressing your tongue to.
How your body still remembers things you told it to forget,
How those furious affections followed you.

I've got this store-bought way of saying I'm okay
And you've learned how to cry in total silence.
We're talented and bright,
We're lonely and uptight,
We've found some lovely ways to disappoint,
But the airport's always almost empty this time of the year,
So let's go play on a baggage carousel.
Set our watches forward like we're just arriving here
From a past we left in a place we knew too well.

Knew too well,
Knew too well.

Hold on to the corners of today, and we'll fold them up to save until it's needed.
Stand still.
Let me scrub that brackish line that you got when something rose and then receded.
Hold on.


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    General Commentthis is the first weakerthans song that I ever heard, and it totally got me hooked...

    I love the lines "How your body still remembers things you told it to forget. How those furious affections followed you."

    Rar.
    catherinekson April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYEah this was the first song i heard by them (Hopelessly Devoted To You Vol. 3 HECK YEAH) and yeah i thot it was great... then i bought left and leaving which is a good cd but alot softer then i expected Hopeless Records rules ! :)
    NOFXJuggaloGirgoon May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song rocks! i saw them live and i immediately got addicted my favorite line from this song would have to be.. "but the airport's almost empty this time of the year, so let's go play on a baggage carousel"
    b_612_27on June 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.. everytime i hear it it makes me want to cry. I personally feel like this song describes me in a lot of ways, especially the part "how your body still remembers things you told it to forget". It's so cute how it's about this guy who totally and secretly loves this girl, how he can tell she's gone through all this crap, and how he wants to escape with her. Then he tells her! yay! go guy and go J. K. Sampson for writing such damn cool lyrics!
    XmisfitXgirlXon June 02, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"I've got this store-bought way of saying I'm okay"

    Wow. That line says wonders. Can't we all say this about ourselves? I get this vision in my mind when I hear this line; it's like this whole scene of someone saying they are doing ok and things people have said about things like this. Anyway.
    RemyKilledElvison June 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah.. this song is insane. i love it.. i also heard it on the hopeless comp. i love the lines "we're talented and bright, we're lonely and uptight, we've found some lovely ways to dissapoint.." ahh, its just so real
    myvelouriaon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThat line reminds me so much of myself. "Ive got this store bought way of saying Im okay and you learned how to cry in total silence."
    tylenolon July 29, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Hold on to the corners of today, and we'll fold it up to save until it's needed. Stand still. Let me scrub that brackish line that you got when something rose and then receded."... those lyrics are amazing!
    Teensteron August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Hold on to the corners of today, and we'll fold it up to save until it's needed. Stand still. Let me scrub that brackish line that you got when something rose and then receded."... those lyrics are amazing!
    Teensteron August 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it's because they were pointing out an exceptionally good lyric, you mental midget.
    HasuRooon August 28, 2002   Link

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