"Piece Of Dirt" as written by and John S./flansburgh Linnell....
Piece of dirt, that is all I'm standing on today
Piece of dirt, the whole world has slipped away
I would climb the highest mountain just to jump into a fountain
Or to fly, I'd fly away

A woman's voice on the radio can convince you you're in love
A woman's voice on the telephone can convince you you're alone
But I set my sails so long ago they've revoked my sailor's badge
Said I should be content and happy on this ink spot where I stand

Piece of dirt, that is all I'm standing on today
Piece of dirt, the whole world has slipped away
I find myself haunted by a spooky man named me
I wish that I could jump out of my skin


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"Piece of Dirt" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General CommentA woman's voice on the radio can convince you you're in love
    A woman's voice on the telephone can convince you you're alone


    how true. how true.
    fuckedupdogon May 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFairly obvious one, unless I'm missing something. Somebody, a sailor, yearns to be at sea again but can't be for some reason. Oddly enough, I can see this song as a prequel to the frame narrative of the Decemberists' "Mariner's Revenge Song", with the latter song's speaker's mother being the woman mentioned in this one. I'm certain that's purely incidental, but I thought it was a fun coincidence.
    reubencoon November 29, 2011   Link

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