My world is firmly compressed
Into the pocket of your front breast
We pass over cities and towns
Collapsed in hopes that people find amusement
Amongst the depressed, what you say, goes
And your site beats everyone else's
And we all know we've already won

Once in awhile
While looking on the lamp post
While they dance alone
(They pivot and sway in the street)
([Unverified] the light sure shed by our road flare)
(Another layered line is going on with these two lines)

Watching the ground move quick and fast
The car is stopped and I'm out of gas, must be my fault
Whatever you say is correct by me
'Cause all I wanna save is a cat in a tree
I can't get it down, I can't get it down
I can't get it down, the doubt breaks inside me
As the light beat down from the giant's pockets onto the ground

You're a taker of vanities, a stealer of games
Now show me a night where us both can be safe

You're what I want

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"Content Was Always My Favorite Colour" as written by Ryan Lenssen Adrian Jewett


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    General Commenti think what the song means is pretty obvious. he's in a controlling relationship, that he parallels with a "cat in a tree". he wants to save it, but he can't. she is what he wants... and it hurts him, but there's nothing he can do to fix the problems of the relationship.

    ohhhh i love this song.
    finallyCLARITYon February 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this band
    killstaron October 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfantastic song.. what the hell does it all mean, no idea
    hab204on April 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsimply amazing.
    Gershwinnon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit is lovely
    redandbluejeanson June 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dont no what it means but they are so amazing! i've seen them live theyre just awesome..i just got their cd yesterday i already know it well!
    GERARDisGODon June 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt may be about someone who's in a very controlling relationship. Or in a relationship in which the other person does bad things that they don't agree with, but can't do anything about.

    That's just my take on it though.
    WorshipAandCon July 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgod i love this song...
    ddragonflyon August 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is the most incredible music i have ever heard. in my life. period.
    bangkissbangon September 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a very good song, probably my favorite by the most serene republic. it's hard for me to extract the meaning out of the lines, but from the beginning it sounds like it's about a "safe, comfortable" relationship and everything is okay. and maybe at times the don't agree, like worshipaandc said, but all couples have their disagreements and in the end "you're what i want".
    twist-tieon September 15, 2006   Link

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