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The Smashing Pumpkins – Frail and Bedazzled Lyrics 7 years ago
Is the last line in the first stanza "plans" or "hands?" I always heard it as "plans," which would go along with the passive aggressive tone of the lyrics.

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Joy Electric – The Songbook Tells All Lyrics 7 years ago
Anyway, forgot to add that this is my favorite JE song. A great closer to the album.

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Joy Electric – The Songbook Tells All Lyrics 7 years ago
Does anyone feel that this song is about being angry/frustrated at God?

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The Casket Lottery – Lost At Sea Lyrics 8 years ago
"No wonder I curse like a god-damned sailor.
I've got all the stories but no anchor. "

FUCK YES.

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The Casket Lottery – Stolen Honda Lyrics 8 years ago
Also, the lyric is "I saw you laugh it off." Slightly different meaning with the word "was" there.

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The Casket Lottery – Stolen Honda Lyrics 8 years ago
Pretty self-explanatory, but what great opening lines! I'm still floored after all these years.

"I can call you Betty. Betty when you call me, you can call me Al." :)


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Kill Creek – Divorceé Lyrics 8 years ago
Someone you've previously been in a relationship with - a former girlfriend/boyfriend who wants to give it another try. Or it could apply to being guarded when entering into any new relationship as well.

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Kill Creek – Chromosome Lyrics 8 years ago
"And I, I'm not lookin' to make the perfect baby, but you've got some chromosomes I can't afford to let go. "

Great pick-up line in case you're wondering.

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Kill Creek – Gett Up Lyrics 8 years ago
Lyric check to the Get Up Kids' "Action and Action" as well as Kill Creek's own song "Get Off" from St. Valentine's Garage. A lot of Colors of Home seems like a more grown-up reaction to St. Valentine's Garage. Ultimately, I feel it's about changing and wanting more "mature" than what you have (settling down, starting a family). Or at least something different that what you have/have had.

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Kill Creek – Mousetrap Lyrics 8 years ago
Some clever word play going on in this one. I think it's about trying to walk away from being a musician and the trappings that go along with it - you keep getting drawn back to it for some reason or another (maybe because the music is intrinsically the musician - it's what you HAVE to do, art for the soul's sake, and all that). "I don't know if the real me wants to leave that trap at all."

Then there's the "Mouse" angle: Kill Creek's old record label was Mammoth, which was purchased by Disney (hence the "mouse"). The band had completed an album that the new label owners wouldn't release and subsequently let the band, along with many others on Mammoth, go. I believe that Disney contractually got the masters to the album (titled Whimsy), and it never saw the light of day. But, that's okay, because Second Nature picked 'em up and Colors of Home was released. :)

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Kill Creek – Divorceé Lyrics 8 years ago
Seems like this one is a warning before entering into a relationship with someone that you have a history with: "You're never gonna get a guarantee" that things will be different or that the relationship will work out. Beautiful song, regardless.

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Kill Creek – Falsified Lyrics 8 years ago
Best break-up song off this album with one of the most clever choruses ever penned.

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Kill Creek – Serotonin Lyrics 8 years ago
Awesome backing by Nathan from The Casket Lottery. Note the "Kid Town" reference that hearkens back to "Stretch" from the EP of the same name and St. Valentine's Garage.

Seems to me it's about medicating kids with anti-depressants instead of addressing their underlying problems.

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