We're keeping busy
Yeah we're bleeding stones
With our machinations and plain dromes
Anything but hear the voice
That says we're basically alone

Lyrics submitted by girlboyrevolt

"I" as written by Andrew Bird

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    General Commenti think this song is saying how we try to occupy ourselves throughout our lives to escape the grim truth that "we're basically alone" in this life, emphasized by this song's title - "I"
    thewinepressson January 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti want to commit a crime to this song
    slinkstersarson February 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthewinepress, that's extremely depressing but I think you've hit it dead on.

    Kinda sad if you think about it =^(
    RTBRAND1on March 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really good, hardcore distillation of Imitosis.
    thriggleon December 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCheck out youtube for Sesame Street's "We All Live In a Capital I" to see the inspiration for this song. When Sesame Street declined to allow Mr. Bird use of the lyrics, he changed it up to "we're all basically alone" and developed the haunting "Imitosis."
    thriggleon December 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentChops straight to the point.
    Kaleidogamon June 04, 2010   Link

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