Can I lift my dress up for you?
Can I lift it in the night?
White undersides of my thighs look much better
In the dark light

There’s a kid in there
And he’s big, and dumb,
And he’s… kinda scared
Well, he’s too old to be there

And he’s just looking for a ride.

Well, I’ll lift it to the ceiling tiles
Of stadiums and shrines
You see something to cheer about
I’ll tell you that it’s mine
I’m sorry that your mother died
But that one wasn't my fault
I’m sorry anybody dies at all these days

Oh I see the night…
With my own two eyes.

Lyrics submitted by Clap Your Hands

Stadiums and Shrines II song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentIt's about someone losing their virginity.
    _bene_on February 05, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust wanted to point out that the "kid" who is "just looking for a ride" is probably the same kid from "They Took a Vote and Said No," the opening lyrics of which are "He's just a kid, he wants a ride."
    AceDecadeon April 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust a small correction to the line;
    I’ll stay —- in a trance
    You see something to reach about

    I think it's actually
    Old stadiums and shrines
    You see something to cheer about...

    Anyways...great great song
    Tavson May 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, i've literally been listening to the 30 second tease for this song on itunes ever since the album came out in early May. Something dreamy and majestic in Krug's howling voice...i couldn't pick up the album until i got back from college, but damn was it worth the wait
    radiomouse86on June 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti met spencer outside of a wolf parade show. he is softspoken and standoffish. he writes amazing songs. i can.t wait to see [..hear] what he does next.
    oxycontinon July 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks Tavs, edited it. I took all the lyrics from a fansite and didn't look over them beforehand, just wanted to get them up here.
    Clap Your Handson August 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbig- he has an erection
    dumb- he loses most rational thought before the act
    kind of scared- self explanatory
    oh okon November 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh, ok
    laocoonon November 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlthough i love his voice, lol, not the type of voice to sing about someone taking their cloths off..
    GypsyRhapsodyon February 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about someone being pregnant or someone giving birth
    alright253on April 27, 2007   Link

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