If you found the words, would you really say them?
Or silent through the verse
Will mumble punctuation?
Remembering the line, an empty metaphor
That you savor by yourself
Your never cure
If I forgot the lines, is it easy enough to fake it?
Or do you need a moment to re-memorize
And model it like a curse half disguised?

Leers, cheers, whispers and tears
The final taste before you're taken away
Odds, ends, final amends
It's all right to say it
Just as long as you don't really think so

Give me a little room
To get on with concentration
Just enough to know
What I'm missing in education
Borrowing all the hours that you gave to me to
It's a wonder I could ever breathe
Under all our thoughts
We'll hear the final answer
Of all the things you are that have been paralleled
All the voices that were raised and finally fell

Leers, cheers, whispers and tears
The final taste before you're taken away
Odds, ends, final amends
It's all right to say it
Just as long as you don't really think so

Lights
No show
No sex
That's all you get
No wait
No calls
No remittance for what you know

Leers, cheers, whispers and tears
The final taste before you're taken away
Odds, ends, final amends
It's all right to say it
Just as long as you don't really think so


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"Parallel Lines" as written by Matt Didemus Jeremy Greenspan

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    General CommentOr stutter through the verse, with mumbled punctuation.

    No Lights, No Show, No Sex, That's all you get.


    I think it's someone who's not getting all of what they should be getting from their significant other. Not really getting to know the person as a whole, not knowing how they really truly feel...
    infinitessimalon October 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionIf you found the words, would you really say them?
    Or stutter through the verse,
    With mumble punctuation
    Remembering the line, an empty metaphor
    That you savour by yourself
    You're an epicure
    If I forgot the lines, is it easy enough to fake it?
    Or do you need a moment to rememorize
    And model it like a curse half disguised?

    Leers, cheers, whispers and the tears
    That final taste before you're taken away
    Odds, ends, final amends
    It's all right to say it
    Just as long as you don't really think so

    Give me a little room
    To get on with concentration
    Just enough to know
    What I'm missing in education
    Borrowing all the hours that you gave to me to
    It's a wonder I could ever breathe
    Under all our thoughts
    We'll hear the final answer
    Of all the things you are that have been paralleled
    All the voices that were raised and finally fell

    Leers, cheers, whispers and the tears
    That final taste before you're taken away
    Odds, ends, final amends
    It's all right to say it
    Just as long as you don't really think so

    No lights
    No show
    No sex
    That's all you get
    No waits
    No calls
    No remittance for what you know

    Leers, cheers, whispers and the tears
    That final taste before you're taken away
    Odds, ends, final amends
    It's all right to say it
    Just as long as you don't really think so
    juniorboyon May 02, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Memorywhen he's singing it live, he adds "you've got more lines to say" to the end

    (preeeeetty sure it's "no sets" not "no sex")
    dgcmon September 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is about songwriting (Composing lyrics). It's pretty meta!
    juniorboyon December 07, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is brilliant.

    It's tragic, really. I perceive this as someone who has a creative mind, but is unable to utilize it due to social / exogenous factors, less doing so would render them guilty of something or completely destroy there ability to function in society. For example, they may be working or doing something to make a living that they are "stuck" doing, and everything they represent to public view or outward perspective is NOTHING that they feel with moral or ethical value. It diminishes themselves and is the antithesis of their own creativity.

    The sad part is that I perceive this very similar to social thought in the US right now - judgment prior to attention and perception to form one's own thought. The singer knows that everything they say will be interpreted literally and without thought, diminishing their individuality and sense of purpose. To make positive change and contribution to self and society belonging.

    "Leers, Cheer, and whispers and tears. The final taste before you are taken away"

    Express all emotion you can, and relate it to all, before societal pressure or you either eliminates your care in what you love, or will kill you. You have one chance to stand up and make this decision - face the difficulty and punishment (even though moral and right), or die trying.
    Purdu_slp1on November 23, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's a lot of issues with these lyrics. Mostly they're good.

    I think it's "With a lot more punctuation" instead of "Will mumble punctuation". But to be fair this line is really hard to hear.

    Also, this is just guessing, but "Or silent through the verse" sounds to me like "Or sliding through the verse". Because "punctuation" in that line connotes that the person speaking is actually saying something.

    "You're never cured" instead of "Your never cure" because the latter makes no sense and there's an audible syllable at the end of cure.

    "Leers, cheers, whispers and the tears" instead of "Leers, cheers, whispers and tears". There's clearly a "the" before tears.

    "That final taste before you're taken away" instead of "The final taste...". Same with this, it's clearly "That" instead of "The".

    Anyway, just my thoughts.
    shinhitoon March 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn, leave it to Junior Boys to explain parallels in my life to others. These guys rule!
    russeon September 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think its about shooting (making) a porn film...
    drkblairon July 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUgh from my post I needed to add one positive string - that standing Up and voicing your creativity ultimately progresses society and helps with ingenuity and new perspective, that may be something needed right at the time you do it! Don’t let society dictate your inner natural as so in your moral and ethical intentions are just!
    Purdu_slp1on November 24, 2019   Link

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