I sit around and watch the tube but, nothing's on
I change the channels for an hour or two
Twiddle my thumbs just for a bit
I'm sick of all the same old shit
In a house with unlocked doors
And I'm fucking lazy

Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I'm so damn bored, I'm going blind
And I smell like shit

Peel me off this Velcro seat and get me moving
I sure as hell can't do it by myself
I'm feeling like a dog in heat
Barred indoors from the summer street
I locked the door to my own cell
And I lost the key

Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I'm so damn bored, I'm going blind
And I smell like shit

I got no motivation
Where is my motivation
No time for motivation
Smoking my inspiration

I sit around and watch the phone, but no one's calling
Call me pathetic, call me what you will
My mother says to get a job
But she don't like the one she's got
When masturbation's lost its fun
You're fucking lonely

Bite my lip and close my eyes
Take me away to paradise
I'm so damn bored, I'm going blind
And loneliness has to suffice
Bite my lip and close my eyes
Slipping away to paradise
Some say, quit or I'll go blind
But it's just a myth


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"Longview" as written by Frank E. Billie Joe Armstrong

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  • +1
    My InterpretationOkay team "Spank the monkey", listen up!

    This is clearly not about doing the "five knuckle shuffle"... Why? He clearly states that "masturbations lost its thrill"... So, not about "jerkin the gherkin".

    This song is about what he does to get off because every other part of his life is boring... Even "stroking the snake".

    There's two clues to what it's actually about, firstly the chorus: "bite my lip and close my eyes".. I'll get to this.. But trust me, it's not about "tipping out"..

    Most important clue: "I smell like shit"..
    Okay, now, I'm basing this on facts about the author. This could mean he's simply too lazy to adhere to a strict personal hygiene regime.. But.. Fact, the author was a junkie.. After not much time on google, you'll find that heroin junkies emit a certain odour.. (it's why the lead singer of the fat white family smeared himself in feaces... It's a statement that he doesn't care about his habit)...

    So.. When you shoot up, I imagine that you would really.. Bite your lip and close your eyes.. Then go to paradise.

    So, not at all about "bashing the bishop".

    Just another smack anthem...
    D_Psi4oron May 28, 2017   Link

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