"im back, formosa"
Your gardens and bridges green
with shit came running... i'm back.

you think that i'll remember you?
well things all considered, i do.
i dreamt about that house last night.
you know the black lady told me not to make her black sons jealous.
What did I have? Guns and firetrucks...
Do you remember me,
I had long blonde hair, and a stormy smile.
In fact I remember a photograph of me and you.
We were sitting on wicker furniture, eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pretty cool, man...

"im back sheridan"
Your yellow, red, white, and blue.
Firemen came running.

What went on in those cells?
I can think of exact floorboards that would come up
I can tell you what went on, you interject.

You were visiting a house thats been sealed for a 1000 years.
Little crayon scribbles, a white truck on a string.
You were standing there with your plaid and your favorite things.
But now your sleeping or fucking or something.

Lyrics submitted by penitenziagite, edited by aristotelian

I'm Back Sleeping, or Fucking, or Something song meanings
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  • +5
    General CommentI'm really glad Marcus came on here and shared his thoughts and experiences.

    To me, this song was about knowing someone of the same age when you were a child and thinking they were so pure and good-hearted, and watching them grow up(or growing up to find them) an extremely shitty person with a personality resembling nothing of their former self.

    Having experienced this myself, I think the negative and destructive transformations certain people make when they grow older are the hardest things to watch happen.
    deaffromsilenceon September 03, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General Commentremoveyourteeth: i know what you are saying and i remember in my mind`s eye: it was something more like( and i will have to write it out phonectically: jowls-a-gumm,and it very well could have been a chinese word........will have to find out later.energy: i remember him saying "peanut butter sandwiches,pretty cool man`" and bigg robb: i think you summed it up perfectly.....it is very apocolyptic-sounding......on a personal note, i am very inspired by all of your comments......this song and mirror are both very intense for myself,and have deep deep meaning for the inner-recesses of my soul.20 years later,and i am still trying to comprehend the orgins of just how crazy,creative,and intense it all was.thanx for letting me share.
    marcus ( x-moss icon)
    marcusguernseyon June 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese lyrics are definitely not complete...he says a lot of things inbetween that are really hard to decipher. He says something about a fire, people trying to get away, people burning alive...it would really be nice to know exactly what the fuck this song is about. I love this song though.
    inhale_exhaleon February 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has a chaotic, almost apoalyptic feel to it. It really is just controlled chaos in song form and there is no song that does it better, perhaps no band that does it better than moss icon. As for what it means, not a clue...
    BigRobbon May 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAny idea what this song is about? Also does anyone have lyrics to The Mirror by Moss Icon? Thanks!
    Emodoon June 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems it has something to do with his childhood. Heh, that's all I can come up with so far.
    aren't you angelon April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea same here. these arent the full lyrics though, in the live version of the song he changes some parts around but some parts are easier to hear. i love how chaotic-sounding this song is.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron December 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm back Formosa!
    instantramenon June 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn the live version of this song, he says what the song is about, in one word. And I definitely dont understand what he says, but to me it sounds like "childsm".
    removeyourteethon November 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought that word he said was Chinese. I really have no idea.
    starvethehungrybeeon January 05, 2007   Link

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