Is your skin your skeletons
Splinters my daydreams
Under surface see is it any seed
Shadows fly across the wall
I walk outside and try to see you right in front of me
Silhouette of something sweet and so bright

Don't know what to offer you I'm only broke and lonely
And another one goes, and another goes by
Sometimes when I step outside I see you standing right in front of me
And another one goes, and another one goes by

Don't know what to offer you
I'm only broke and lonely
And another one goes, and another one goes by
Sometimes when I walk outside I see it right in front of me and so
And another one goes
And another one goes
And another one goes

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    General CommentI love the poetic way in which this band writes their songs. "Is your skin your skeletons" almost implies that his life driving force is what most people have the ability to hide (skeletons in the closet). Instead he is forced to openly display his fear, insecurity and shame. When he mentions the shadows flying across the wall, I can just imagine him sitting in an unlit room, in broad daylight, with the shutters slightly open. When the sun is shining in at a certain angle, it picks up any form that may be outside of his window. In the distance or up close, the light produces some sort of shadowy figure. The shadows become his world because he is so afraid to step out into the real one.

    This song makes me think of a person who is who is desperately longing for a relationship, friendship, or simply some intimate way to connect with others. It seems as though there have been opportunities that may have come his way. In the moment, he convinces himself that he could possibly break his lonely mold. But unfortunately because of his inability to truly value and believe in himself, he never takes the chance to reach out to those who may have made themselves available to him. So, yet again, he fails..."and another one goes by."
    ophelia219on May 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOphelia,

    I could not have put it any better.

    I think we both REALLY "get" this band. Kinda cool to see someone else like this band so much.

    I can relate to this song pretty deeply, nice words.
    danny_Horneyon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThanks. I agree about finding another who can really appreciate what these guys have to say and how they deliver. I've actually searched through their song lyrics to see what you specifically had to say. :)
    ophelia219on May 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, the thing is that i have posted on almost all of their songs over the last year or so.

    yet, all but about 4 have been deleted!?! I dunno if its my goofy last name but Im mad. HAHA.

    Thats for all the bands i have posted for! 4 or so total!

    Either way, it is cool. Too few people know of or appreciate this band. Amazing band. Fell in love when I heard about half of "Everyone..." and have enjoyed everything since.
    danny_Horneyon May 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is actually a cover. the original is by mazarin. it's the only song on the new record that they didn't write themselves.
    such_detailson May 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah I know. Some of the words are slightly different, not that it matters...but it kind of does. Besides, Mazarin had only released the song, not even quite a year, before the Walkmen decided to cover it...and of course made a song, that would have otherwise remained obscure, somewhat popular. That gives them a bit of credit.

    I've actually heard both versions...and...well while Mazarin's is me biased but the Walkmen's version is much better.

    Whether the words were writtin by them or not, the Walkmen put their stamp on it... and that's good enough for me.
    ophelia219on May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn my own opinion, both songs are great. You can't take away credit from the band that made the song, in this case Mazarin did a great job of creating it. And, as i'm a walkmen fan, i love the way they covered it.
    beatseekeron June 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYup, Mazarin did this first; Walkmen make it sound like a 60s classic though
    Milburnon September 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is referring to one person in particular. I believe that "Another one goes by" refers to yet another day or opportunity lost that the writer spent daydreaming about a girl whom he feels is too good for him.
    Arsenal75on May 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think "And another one goes, and another one goes by" refers to failed relationships, maybe trying to fill a void? The person he sees right in front of him is another prospective relationship, but he doesn't think he has anything for her, or that he's not worthy. After every failed relationship, he keeps considering her, but he can never muster up the courage. So he keeps going through partners.
    legal_alienon December 23, 2008   Link

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