I came to see you up there in intensive care
They had handcuffed you to your bed
There were tubes going into you and out from you
Bright white gauze bandages at your head

I am a mole
Sticking his head above the surface of the earth
I am a mole
Sticking his head above the surface of the earth

And they said "Lights out"
And it was lights out
And they gave you your medication
I know what you want and you know what I want
Information
Information

I am a mole
Sticking his head above the surface of the earth
I am a mole
Sticking his head above the surface of the earth

Out in the desert we'll have no worries
Out in the desert just you and me
I came to see you up there in intensive care
Out in the desert we'll live carefree

I am a mole
Sticking his head above the surface of the earth
I am a mole
Sticking his head above the surface of the earth


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  • +2
    General Commentactually. his friend's in the ICU because their meth lab exploded. (your belgium things is about when it exploded and the police raided the house) that's why he's handcuffed.
    jesushasabeard03on June 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe first stanza sets up the scene. John (or the Narrator) visited a friend in the ICU. I assmue he was there because of an overdose of Meth (which is why he's handcuffed). He must have also hurt his head or something, perhaps when he was high.

    I don't exactly know what the chorus means, but maybe that John is coming out of his normal place of "the underground" (where he lives with fellow users, or so) and comes to the real world, risking everything to see his friend.

    They then medicate him, and maybe the information they want is whether the person will live.
    skateboarder873on April 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere's a bootleg of a concert from 2004 on archive.org where John explains the song is actually about an incident he experienced where he woke up handcuffed to a hospital bed. If you search there for a gid at The Earl on 18/10/2004 its free and legal.
    _grumpyon December 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI did not name myself after this song. It's actually just a coincedence, i've used this name for years. but I think it's a great song.
    Mole121on July 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone else feel a slight reference to "The Prisoner" in the "information information" line?
    JackFrostZZZon April 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJD's friend is in the emergency room because his meth lab exploded (The explosion was what "Your Belgian Things" was about). In a hospital, there are places where nobody is allowed beyond the lobby except for the patients, the doctors, and the nurses. Friends and family are not allowed to visit the patient while he's in critical condition. JD somehow gets in there anyway to get a sneak peek at his friend, hence "I am a mole sticking his head above the surface of the earth." JD is desperate to know if his friend is okay.

    I'm guessing that JD wants to take his friend to the desert because only there will they find nobody who knows that they made illegal drugs.
    cbinghamon January 23, 2018   Link
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    magicmoleon June 06, 2007   Link
  • -4
    General Commentqwertyuiop
    magicmoleon June 06, 2007   Link

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