So please, be honest
What's it mean and what have you done?
Can I just be another risk you're running? Can I?
It's simple, soaked and always on my mind.
I'm dying.

We've, got these lives to lead.
Cut it out, don't think about it.
Cut it out, don't think about it.

Not now,
We'll get through, somehow.
This is only temporary, no
This is only temporary.

Not now, but soon
We'll be living in the future.

And please, be honest
What's it mean and what have you done?
Can I just be another risk you're running? Can I?
It's simple, soaked and always on my mind.
I'm dying.

We've, got these mouths to feed.
Food and drink and hand shake drugs
Food and drink and hand shake drugs

And we've,
We've got something up our sleeves.
No one's gonna see it comin'
No, they won't ever see it coming.

Not now, but soon.
We'll be living in the future.

Please, be honest.
What's it mean and what have you done?
Can I just be another risk you're running? now
What's it mean and what have you done?
Can I just be another risk you're running? Can I?
It's simple, soaked and always on my mind.
It's simple, soaked and always on my mind.
I'm dying.


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    General CommentI think the chorus is

    'So please, be honest
    What's it mean and what have you done?
    Can I just be another risk you're running? Can I?
    It's simple, something always on my mind....
    I'm dying'

    Not 100% though
    shamroklax21on May 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbefore "can i just be..." he says "and"
    but thank you so much for posting this.
    aannggiieeon May 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentp.s.
    should be
    "No one's gonna see it comin'
    No, they won't ever see it coming."

    i'm not hearing "something".. i'm not sure what i'm hearing tho.. so i won't try to correct that when it might be "something"..
    aannggiieeon May 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentaha/
    such a good song
    thank god osmeone got the lyrics up/
    i was going to do it,but i didnt want to fck it up
    Jackeetbson May 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is great!
    2xlpon June 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAccording to the booklet

    "It's simple soaked and always on my mind...I'm dying"

    and

    "Food and drink and handshake drugs"
    TotallyMandyon July 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentacoustic version is better
    this glass houseon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti wonder if the "handshake drugs" lyric is a Wilco refference... hmm...

    anyways, wonderful song and extraordinary album!
    RomanCandleon August 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is definitely "Hand-shaped drugs". A hand has five fingers. Marijuana plants have five leaves. It's food and drinks and weed.

    It's "Can I just be another risk your running".

    No one's posted any idea of what the song means. It's extremely deep and difficult to develop a theory.
    It's about Philosophy of Life. The chorus is asking blatant questions. "Soon we'll be living in the future" is just a meaningless saying pointed to Philosophy. "I'm dying", he could possibly be asking these questions to God or people to find out what happens when he dies (The ultimate question of Philosophy). We're hiding what we think and just getting by.

    I tend to read way too into things, I could be way off. But I'm interested, so help me if I'm wrong.
    rileysron August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm gonna go for a long shot with one:

    He's asking someone to take a risk with him and just stay with him. They're going through some tough stuff, but if they just stick it through things will be fine, and (soon) in the future they'll be happy again.
    luderetragicuson January 05, 2008   Link

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