"I've Got A Match" as written by and John S./flansburgh Linnell....
Get out of the car
Put down the phone
Take off that stupid looking hat you wear
I'm going to die if you touch me one more time
Well I guess that I'm going to die no matter what

Love people are there
The smell of love is everywhere
You think it's always sensitive and good
You think that I want to be understood
I've got a match
Your embrace and my collapse

Beat up the cat if you need someone else on the mat
I put a rock in the coffee in your coffee mug
Which one of us is the one that we can't trust?
You say that I think it's you but I don't agree with that

Love people are there
The smell of love is everywhere
You think it's always sensitive and good
You think that I want to be understood
I've got a match
Your embrace and my collapse
even when we get along
I've got a match
Your embrace and my collapse

Love people are there
The smell of love is everywhere
Why can't you be sensitive and good
Why don't you want to be understood
I've got a match
Your embrace and my collapse
I've got a match
Your embrace and my collapse


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"I've Got a Match" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General CommentThis is definitely a relationship gone sour.

    "The cat is on the mat" is a typical setup for logical arguments in philosophy and linguistics trying to get at the nature of truth.

    So she's into that somehow and she picks apart everything he says, or at the very least, they argue a great deal in formal ways.

    "I'm going to die if you touch me one more time
    Well I guess that I'm going to die no matter what"

    I think he said the top line and she corrected him with the second.

    So when he says "I put a rock in the coffee in your coffee mug", it is such a precise description of another a priori truth (showing he gets it), while at the same time delivering a crass insult (he just doesn't care), the ironic balance is hilarious.

    The last two lines of that paragraph are showing that they've made trust and truth a competition between them and the winner depends a great deal on their own biased perspectives.
    kaputnikon February 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think Jhon Sid is being stalked.
    Malkavianon September 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's hard to tell what it's about, it really needs more lyrics. :) It sounds like to me that it is about two people, let's call them him and her. She wants to be with him but he is either not interest/disgusted by her, or by the whole concept of love.

    But I don't know where this line fits into that theory "Beat up the cat if you need someone else on the mat"
    andmcg1on June 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its about a sexual relatioship gone sour. They are stuck in a passionateless relationship as he is so disgusted by her that her embrace only causes his collapse. Even thought she wants him "on the mat" with her (sex) he feels like he'll die if she touches him. Everyone around them is in love, but to him sexual love isn't sensitive and good, and he doesn't want to be understood. There only match is a miss match.
    Uso_Evinon September 01, 2007   Link

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