Don't you need me
Oh baby boy
'Cause I'm so happy
Without your noise

Baby, now my head is on backwards
And my feet at funny angles
And every time I take a step
We're moving forwards faster
And lately I can't take it

Baby, now my body's in tatters
In an ordinary fashion
And everything I tried to leave behind
Is still beside us
But lately I can't take it

Leftover breakfast, cereal for lunch
She is broken but she's fun
My girl eats mayonnaise
From a jar when she's gettin' blazed

Don't you need me
Oh, baby boy
'Cause I'm so happy
Without your noise

Lazy, and lyin' on your belly
With a super pump cola
Lookin' at your folding clothes
You've worn for three days over
With a cookie as a coaster

Maybe, I wish I could've mold ya
To vertical and golden
But you do the Styrofoam and
So it hurts to say it's hopeless
And we ain't gonna make it

Leftover breakfast, cereal for lunch
She's broken but she's fun
My girl eats mayonnaise
From a jar when she's gettin' blazed

She's drunk on old cartoons
Liquid TV afternoons
Sometimes it makes me laugh
Sometimes it makes me sad

Don't you need me
Oh baby boy
'Cause I'm so happy
Without your noise

Don't you need me
Oh, baby boy
'Cause I'm so happy
Without your noise

Baby, now my head is on backwards
Baby, now my head is on backwards
Oh baby, now my head is on backwards (I'm so happy)
Baby, now my head is on backwards (I'm so happy)

Don't you need me
Oh, baby boy
'Cause I'm so happy
Without your noise


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher, edited by smegma, ArabellaAM

Season 2 Episode 3 Lyrics as written by Ben Mcfadden David Algernon Bayley

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    My InterpretationI am not sure, but I imagine this song is about a girl who smokes weed.

    "'Cause I'm so happy without your noise"
    I imagine the girl is talking to the boy, saying how much she hates him nagging her about her life choices. She is "so happy" when he isn't there nagging her.

    "Baby, now my head is on backwards & my feet at funny angles, every time I take a step for moving forwards faster."
    I am not really sure about this part of the song, but maybe they are describing how she feels when she is stoned? I'm not sure.

    "Well lately, I can't take it. Baby, but my body's in tatters, in an ordinary fashion."
    I have no clue what this means. Usually when a person says "I can't take it," they are talking about the overwhelming feeling of life itself (ha another song on this album), so maybe the girl is saying how smoking weed is messing with her mind and body. "my body's in tatters" probably explains my suggestion.

    "And everything I tried to leave behind is still beside her. Hit me, I can take it."
    Now, I also have no idea what the first sentence means. My gut tells me it's very deep and meaningful, but I just can't seem to connect the dots. Maybe he was in a relationship with her, but he's trying to leave that part of his past now, but he realizes that she's the past he's trying to leave behind? I have no idea, but that suggestion is enough for me. "Hit me, I can take it" has a 99.9% chance of relating to hitting a blunt. Maybe she is saying, "Yeah, this drug ruined my physical and mental health, but give me another blunt, I can take it."

    "Leftover breakfast, cereal for lunch. She's broken but she's fun. My girl eats mayonnaise from a jar when she's getting' blazed."
    I am not sure about the first sentence, so I'm just going to skip that because I am sure about the next two. "She's broken but she's fun" seems a little obvious, the drug is breaking her, piece by piece, but she's fun to be around. When you get stoned, you Mary Jane munchies, as my stoner friend likes to call it. Stoners just like to eat everything in sight when they hit a blunt. So, she eats mayo out of the jar because of her munchies, while she is "getting blazed," or stoned.

    "Lazy, layin' on your belly, with a super cool cola. Looking at your phone in clothes you've worn for three days over, with a cookie as a coaster."
    I assume this applies to the incredibly unhealthy character of this song. She's just laying there on the couch on her stomach with a nice cold soda. She hasn't changed clothes or showered in days, and she doesn't care to, because she's on her phone. She has a literal cookie as a coaster, showing her apathy towards personal hygiene.

    "Maybe, I wish I could remold you, to vertical and golden."
    He wishes he could change her for the better. He wishes he could get her standing up, or vertical, and golden, or outside in the sun.

    "But you turned to Styrofoam and so it hurts to say it's hopeless. And we ain't gonna make it."
    Styrofoam is awful for the environment. You know what else is awful for the environment? Pot. Additionally, styrofoam is not bendable or flexible. It either stays the shape it was molded in or it breaks in two. Just like the protagonist. She is either going to stay the way she is, or "break," however you want to interpret break. Because of this, the relationship will not last long.

    "She's drunk on old cartoons. Liquid TV afternoons."
    The old cartoons television provides will flow through the TV in a steady, unending stream. Kind of like liquid. She will reach the third episode of the second season in no time.

    "Sometimes it makes me laugh, sometimes it makes me sad."
    Her behavior sometimes makes him laugh, "Ha, that's my girl!" And sometimes is makes him sad, "She's destroying herself inside and out with these actions."
    ArabellaAMon June 01, 2017   Link
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    General Comment(First of all the lyrics are wrong here, ill have them right in my very lengthy explanation. )

    Ive listened to this song many times and sorta realized theres some layers to it. Heres a critical analysis explaining my take on it:

    The psychedelic bouncy sound and fun trendy feel of this song on the surface seems to paint a fun picture of a fun yet lazy stoner girl. However I suspect it actually has a sadder storyline underneath. I see it as the perspective of a guy who is falling in love with a girl suffering from depression who self medicates by getting high all the time. Hes falling in love with her quickly and deeply but hes conflicted because he doesnt see it working out realistically because shes so far gone in a depressive state living a life of apathy. The verses are highly poetic and metaphorical and the chorus describes the girl and gives evidence that she's not functioning very well right now.

    The first verse explains his inner conflict.

    Baby, now my head is on backwards
    And my feet at funny angles
    And every time I take a step
    We're moving forwards faster
    And lately i can't take it

    Basically, when his "head is on backwards" and "feet at funny angles" hes not thinking in the real world. Hes not his right minded self. hes high off of love and possibly stoned with her having fun getting carried away. This is the part of him that's ignoring reality. He describes how fast the relationship is moving "every time i take a step were moving forward faster". He describes that this situation is intense for him "and lately i cant take it" hes in deep already.

    Baby, now my body's in tact and
    In an ordinary fashion
    And everything I tried to leave behind Is still beside us
    But lately I can't take it

    Now his "body's in tact and
    In an ordinary fashion". Hes no longer twisted, hes back in his right mind in the real world. He can see things clearly now and what does he see? "everything I tried to leave behind Is still beside us". All the truths and doubts he tried to ignore while in the throes and blindness of love are all still lurking. This is the side of him that cant ignore reality.


    Leftover breakfast, cereal for lunch
    She is broken but she's fun
    My girl eats mayonnaise
    From a jar when she's gettin' blazed

    The chorus describes her apathetic stoner life and also tells us that shes "broken" or depressed. The chorus adds a lightness to the secretly heavy first verse. The melody framing her evidence of apathy as quirky, charming and fun.

    But the refrain gives us a clue to how shes doing

    "Dont you need me oh baby boy cus im so happy without your noise"

    I interpret this as being what the girl tells to the guy to keep up an emotional front. Which i believe he can see through. Like an injured animal she keeps up a tough appearance to avoid vulnerability which would lead to being hurt. Shes saying essentially, "dont fall for me because i dont love you or need anyone because im perfectly fine" this is her rejecting the idea that shes suffering and needs help. This is her keeping him at arms length to protect herself.

    The second verse describes the girl more as he observes her and he laments that he cant change her into someone well and healthy.

    Lazy, and lyin' on your belly
    With a super porp cola
    Lookin' at your phone in clothes
    You've worn for three days over
    With a cookie as a coaster

    This his him observing her and we have more evidence that shes depressed. Shes not keeping up with proper hygeine. Shes eating only comfort foods shes not cleaning up after herself. Shes not engaged in life.

    Maybe, I wish I could've mold ya
    To vertical and golden
    But you turn to Styrofoam and
    So it hurts to say it's hopeless
    And we ain't gonna make it

    In the final stanza he admits that he wishes he could help her become "vertical and golden", upright on her own two feet. healthy and strong and well. Her best version of herself. But she "turns to styrofoam" she always proves to be very fragile and easily broken. He then admits the ultimate truth of everything he tried to leave behind back in the first verse " it hurts to say its hopeless. And we aint gonna make it".

    The second part of the chorus clues us into her depression more and how he feels about it.

    She's drunk on old cartoons
    Liquid TV afternoons
    Sometimes it makes me laugh
    Sometimes it makes me sad

    Like an alcoholic getting drunk to numb pain and avoid life she numbs the pain with the distraction of watching tv all afternoon. He finds this sometimes funny and endearing but at the same time its saddens him that this is her life. This is the first overt clue that shes not really in a healthy place. Tipping us off to veiwing her behavior not as something cute and endearing but as Something to be concerned about.

    I think the end of the song and the repetition of the refrain and the repetition of the phrase "now my head is on backwards" cements where both their heads are at right now. Shes keeping him at arms length and staying locked in her refusal of weakness and hes not wanting to face the reality that theyre ultimately doomed.

    arwen10295on May 06, 2018   Link

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