cold hands touching my face
don't hide - the snake can see you
old friends you might not remember
fading away from you

the goldheart mountaintop queen directory
the goldheart mountaintop queen directory

and we looked
and we passed
through the hallways of shatterproof glass

she runs through the night as if nobody cares
she screams and she cries and ignores all the stares
she wants me to come, but i'm never going there

the goldheart mountaintop queen directory
the goldheart mountaintop queen directory

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  • +2
    General Commenti cant make much out of it...but i think its basically about a girl he loves possibly. wonderful song though. one of gbv's best.
    clapyourhandssayon March 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFucked if I know what it means but it's one of my favorite songs. It's alot different then Teenage FBI and the other more popular songs though.
    clarion113on December 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy intuition is that he's singing about a woman he once loved who is having terrible problems with mental illness, and is perhaps confined to an institution.

    ("...we passed through the hallway of shatterproof glass..." i.e. they can see but they can't touch. The glass imprisons those on one side, while on the other side it protects the "normal" world from being "infected" by insanity)

    He desperately wishes he could do something to help, but fears that if he gets too involved with her, his own mental state will succumb to the same downward spiral.

    Bob only knows what "goldheart mountaintop queen directory" means. It could be an example of the kind of (apparently?) meaningless "word salad" spoken by people who are schizophrenic or who have brain damage.
    foreverdroneon June 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou're all way off. Bob said himself this song is about an acid trip.
    jakeburtonon November 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"the goldheart mountaintop queen directory"... what the FUCK does that mean
    countess of persiaon June 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think by the "she runs throught the night" she's been released from the institution.

    The goldheart mountaintop queen directory: It is possible since they have split up or were once in love that one of them has a heart shaped locket made of gold with ones picture inside. not sure about mountaintop. 'Queen' is a synonym( I think) for pretentious manner. not sure about directory either.
    mybodyisacageon April 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfor me the song is about a girl you really love, but you know you cant get her because shes a way to good for you. shes the "gold heart mountain top queen directory" .
    Labertascheon August 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBe sure to listen to the version by "...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead." It's less low-fi...I like it a lot.
    MHHD2on March 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentplease explain "she wants me to come, but i'm never going there"
    XooFoceManiacalooXon October 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the asylum theory. His friend is in an asylum and she wants him to join her there because he is insane too. I think he is starting to realize it. God, GBV songs are so hard to interpret. Pretty much shooting in the dark.
    Willboeon January 12, 2010   Link

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