Sitting at a bus stop
Trying to take my shoes off,
But my laces are all knots and you
Looking for an answer to an old question
So easy I can't explain it
And everything I say to you will probably come out wrong anyway.

Made it to the trolley
Looking for my transfer
Cause the place is full of cops and you...
Looking for an answer to an old question
So easy I can't explain it
And everything I say to you will probably come out wrong anyway.

You take my seat again.....
You take my seat again.....

You take my seat again.....
You take my seat again.....

Late at the station
Feeling all wound up
Got to walk several blocks past you.
Try to read a t-shirt,
Thinks that I'm a pervert.
Sorry, wasn't getting fresh, but...
And everything I say to you will probably come out wrong anyway.

There in front of me.
It's there in front of me.
It's there in front of me.
It's there in front of me.

Sitting at a bus stop
Trying to take my shoes off,
But my laces are all knots and you
Looking for an answer to an old question
So easy I can't explain it
And everything I say to you will probably come out wrong anyway.

Made it to the trolley
Looking for my transfer
Cause the place is full of cops and you... ( You take my seat again..... )
Looking for an answer to an old question
So easy I can't explain it ( You take my seat..... )
And everything I say to you will probably come out wrong anyway.

You take my seat again.....
You take my seat again.....

Here to my house
In no seconds
Count the footsteps
Count the seconds

Near my house...
In no seconds
Count the footsteps
Count the seconds


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Concrete Seconds song meanings
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    General CommentDEFINITELY one of the best pinback songs. Now that I'm thinking about it, i think he's having an encounter with an old flame on a bus or a trolley or a train, and she's asking about what happened between them and he doesn't want to be having the converstaion at all, so the seconds feel "concrete," weighty and long. He'd obviously like to explain, but just can't ("anything i say to you is gonna come out wrong anyway,") And he's close to being home and getting away from her ("near my house, in no seconds" and "its there in front of me) and the anticipation of leaving the bus/trolley/train is really getting to him.

    Yeah that might be completely out there, but it's a great song and i really love Pinback. :o)
    partayattaylorson February 03, 2005   Link

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