I stick loneliness, your lips
And the two coins of your eyes
Into my pockets, yeah
Well, the train skates into Port Henry
Late Sunday (alright)

Sometimes when I'm riding high
Feeling fine
You know there's something troubling you
Troubling my mind

So I reach into my pocket for some small change
I reach into my pocket for some small change

I want bones like iron, blood like mercury
So I can tell you when I'm rising
When I'm, sinking in
(I'm sinking in)
(I'm sinking in)
I'm sinking in

I reach into my pocket for some small change
I reach into my pocket for some small change, yeah

I'm gonna take it to the people
Yeah
We're gonna take it to the people
Yeah
We're gonna take it to the people
Yeah
We're gonna take it to the people
Yeah

Hey, let's drink from the cup and share some luck
Go ahead and laugh, 'cause it don't cost much
No, no, it don't, don't cost much

I stick loneliness, your lips
And the two coins of your eyes
Into my pockets, yeah
I stick loneliness, your lips
And the two coins of your eyes
Into my pockets, yeah


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Two Coins Lyrics as written by Pete Francis Heimbold Brad Corrigan

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    The song starts out with the guy trying to forget about his girl, who could be dead or left him, by sticking his lonliness, the thought of her lips, and the thought of her eyes all in his pocket (which is a metaphor for the back of his mind). Then he goes on riding high, like everything's alright but realizes he is still troubled with the remeberence of this person. So he reaches in his pocket for her memory. He wants bones like iron, so he wants to be stronger in the fact that he wants to be able to deal with the loss of a loved one. And blood like mercury, which is the thing in thermomaters that tell you ur tempature, so he knows if he's rising or sinking in how he is dealing with the loss. B/c when you deal with a loss of a loved one for the first time you don't know what is a good outlook and what is a bad outlook. So once again he reaches in his pocket for the memory of that person to help him out. He then talks about getting drunk and laughing by realizing it's all going to be ok. He then sticks the memory of his loved one back in his pocket, so he can continue his life while still remembering his loved one.

    kdick14on December 27, 2006   Link
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    I want bones like iron/blood like mercury/so i can tell you when i'm rising/when i'm sinking in....WOW!!! they are great lyrics and i am so glad that someone else appreciates them like i do. (and i do believe they are the best ever written). you may do a lot of drugs, but you are right on with this one!!

    ser5766on June 18, 2002   Link
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    does anyones else think that "I want bones like iron/Blood like mercury/So I can tell you when I'm rising/Or When I'm sinking in" is one of the best lyrics ever written? or do i just do a lot of drugs?

    wheelson June 13, 2002   Link
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    I'm pretty sure the "I want bones like iron/blood like mercury/so i can tell you when i'm rising/when i'm sinking in" line is saying he wants to be able to say what hes feeling. He wants to stand up for himself when he gets mad or heated, hense mercury, like they put in thermometers, and be strong enough to admit when hes upset about something, and be able to talk about it, because sinking kind of gives me a depressed image. Tell me what you think or what the rest of the song could mean based on that.

    miff1025on August 31, 2002   Link
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    Im not really sure about this song but i think this is what it means- some guy really misses being with his woman so he metaphorically pulls her out of his pocket when hes feeling lonely along with all of her beautiful characteristics - lips and eyes. the small change he pulls out is the two coins of her eyes. this is just a guess though, im really not sure what it means. great song anyways.

    SpecialKon May 10, 2002   Link
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    good idea.. thats about along the lines of what i was thinking. its a great song though, i love the harmonizing =) they're so talented peace

    BigEyedPhish103on May 12, 2002   Link
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    It definatly is a love song (with the emphasis on lonliness and all) but what's the pocket thing about?

    ongrndolphinston May 24, 2002   Link
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    this is such a good song...its one of the best songs ive ever heard...i wish groups like dispatch and oar and virginia coalition would get more credit.

    egut521on May 26, 2002   Link
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    definitly..i love dispatch...i havent heard a whole lot...the first i heard was The General, it was always playin at a friends apartment at the parties. its great.

    cherryXkisson May 26, 2002   Link
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    i probably am wrong ... but i think that the whole putting things into his pocket is when he doesn't want to think about something, a girl in particular, or that fact that he's lonely ... he tries to ignore it ... but when there's something "troubling my mind", he kind of remembers her and becomes ... i guess the word is "happy" again ... i'm not sure, it's probably not right but i really love this song and when i heard it, that's kind of what i thought

    Rena328on June 08, 2002   Link

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