She said, "You want out". I said, "I know now, I know it, but it doesn't make any sense. I spread me all out, expose for a freak. I have to be the petting-zoo for the weak." I guess it's time that I took control of things again. Try to pack the privacy back inside. I guess I'm facing up to the working kind, I hear there's no applause for the pitiful out there, but that's not me; I think I've gotta have a myth to apply to the lie. So I feel free to forge a fraud that'll play to the youth of the world. And this charade is compliments of the mouse and the trap he made. He let me go: that's the catch, cause I couldn't go away. She said, "That's a smile". I said, "Keep it down, I know it, but it doesn't sell anything. Look angry as hell, they clap when I fail. It's annoying but a glutton tries anything". I don't know if the real me wants to leave that trap at all; bring it on mouse, let's take this outside....

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    General CommentSome clever word play going on in this one. I think it's about trying to walk away from being a musician and the trappings that go along with it - you keep getting drawn back to it for some reason or another (maybe because the music is intrinsically the musician - it's what you HAVE to do, art for the soul's sake, and all that). "I don't know if the real me wants to leave that trap at all."

    Then there's the "Mouse" angle: Kill Creek's old record label was Mammoth, which was purchased by Disney (hence the "mouse"). The band had completed an album that the new label owners wouldn't release and subsequently let the band, along with many others on Mammoth, go. I believe that Disney contractually got the masters to the album (titled Whimsy), and it never saw the light of day. But, that's okay, because Second Nature picked 'em up and Colors of Home was released. :)
    pandashakeon August 06, 2011   Link

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