All the peacock people left their plumes in a pile
They look good to a fault
And the Gulf water's warm like a bathtub
Full of lavender and epsom salt

See a bleach blond boy put his longboard down
Help his girl get her sunscreen on
I thought about you in your little house
Think you're lonely but I could be wrong and . . .

I want to be your bootlegger
Want to mix you up something strange
Braid your hair like a sister
Name you like a hurricane

Right there, that's the postman sleeping in the sand
He's got a letter to deliver, but I can't stay mad
Right there, that's the postman sleeping in the sand
He's got a get-well-card to deliver
He's going to do it by hand, he's going to do it by hand

Now they drive the cars up and down the beach
It's ridiculous and everybody knows
Hear the Mustangs rev at the four way stop
You get ghosted when the light says go

But in a town like this, in the chequered flag dawn
It's so empty you could make somebody dream
So maybe it's you, in your four-post bed
Sound asleep but still grinding your teeth and . . .

I want to be your happiness
I want to be your common sense pain
Wrap your head in a picket fence
Rebuild after the hurricane

Right there, that's the postman sleeping in the sand
He's got my letters to deliver, but I'm still not mad
Right there, that's the postman sleeping in the sand
He's got a get-well-card to deliver
He's going to do it by hand
He's going to do it, he's going to do it
He's going to do it, he's going to do it
He's going to do it, he's going to do it by hand

Oh, right there, that's the postman sleeping in the sand
He's got a letter to deliver, but I can't stay mad
Right there, that's the postman asleep in the sand
He's got a head stack now to deliver
He's wants to do it by hand
He's going to do it, he's going to do it
He's going to do it, he's going to do it
He's going to do it, he's going to do it
He's going to do it, he's going to do it by hand


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    the best part is when he says maim you like a hurricane

    tyygeron July 23, 2008   Link
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    agreed. he played this song last Sunday show, it was perfect.

    paulawhiteon July 23, 2008   Link
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    It's "name you like a hurricane," not maim.

    muteoffon July 28, 2008   Link
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    I always thought it was, "braid your hair like a sister, or maybe like a hurricane." I liked that. It made sense to me.

    TheStoryIsInTheSoilon July 29, 2008   Link
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    its "braid your hair like a sister, maybe like a hurricane"

    why the hell would he say name you like a hurricane?

    hes saying that he wants to maybe be gentle or have sex with her. you guys can be dense

    blackmajik2021on August 03, 2008   Link
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    to blackmajik2021: dont be an ass when you're wrong. he definitely says "name you like a hurricane." why, you ask? because all tropical depressions are named when they become hurricanes: hurricane andrew, hurricane rita, etc...

    blizzane05on August 04, 2008   Link
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    sorry, the lyrics said maim you like a hurricane before, so i thought it was maim. the person changed it now. i don't know what the actual lyrics are but it still is the best part of the songgg

    tyygeron August 06, 2008   Link
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    name or maim both make sense i spent a good portion of time listening to that part of the song to figure out what it says...tyyger was right, he definitely says "maim you like a hurricane"

    let uss be freeon August 06, 2008   Link
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    Please explain to me exactly how one would maim a hurricane? Please. That makes no sense. Also, in the booklet that came with the album it says clearly "Name you like a hurricane." That actually seems to make sense also...imagine that. And a good day to you, sir.

    qwerty202on August 07, 2008   Link
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    jesus christ what is with all the animosity? All these elitist posters think they are just so above everyone else...calm down all you indie elitists, some of us are sick of your bullshit posts, take that stick out of your ass

    let uss be freeon August 07, 2008   Link

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