girls and fucked 'em at school
All I know is that
There were rumors he was into field hockey players
There were rumors
So he applied basically
He was gone the next day
And went off with the team
It's like, he was go-they just like
It was so hush hush
They were so, quiet about it
And then the next thing you know
The day before
I was wed
She went upstairs
And then she cut her head away
I'm amazed [Repeat x4]
And when I was
A little boy
A ball of string
Might get up to the rain (???)
Before I died
I took my Honda
And cranked it up up up
Too bad it don't have no brakes
I'm amazed [Repeat x4]

Lyrics submitted by riffic, edited by lauracee77

I'm Amazed Lyrics as written by Charles Thompson

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  • +2
    Song MeaningI think many people are losing the basic meaning of the song by reading into it too much.

    Francis sings basically about a trio of events that he never think he'd do or witness. Hence why he screams in the chorus "I'm Amazed", as in "I can't believe: my wife shot her own head on the day I married her/I played with a ball of string (seriously, other than cats, who does?)/ I'd leave the place I live, and drive my Honda (that small car) and head for Arizona."

    Heck, the intro may seem unrelated, but it's actually consistent with the song itself, Kim talks about her teacher who got fired after getting caught harrassing the hockey players and the school was really quiet about it. And that's what amazed her: the whole BS attitude of the school board, more than the act itself which by itself it's rather "amazing." - Kickass riff, BTW, great song to rock out to.
    crevillaon November 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe little spoken interlude isn't a part of the song. It has been recorded and performed live before and after Surfer Rosa, and never had anything to do with the field hockey banter.

    I doubt the above lyrics are correct anyway; they happen to rhyme throughout the song. For instance:

    And when I was a little boy
    A ball of string my favorite toy (I'm amazed)

    The day before that I was wed
    She went upstairs and shot her head (I'm amazed)

    Also, before Albini got his hands on it, it had this extra section, with the lyrics "all broke hearts will all mend, all broke hearts will all mend"

    As for its meaning . . . maybe something to do with trying to mend severed ties?
    edbankyon September 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentneat.
    pumkinhedon December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is pretty fun but i don't know what they're talking about.
    yo mamma!on May 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI though it was about discovering a friend is gay - the hockey players, running away, the girl cutting her hair short just before the wedding, but who knows?
    As for the string and the Honda, the same.
    venusianfurson June 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenteven so, i still don't get it. bah.
    jermyon October 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRiffic screwed up the intro.
    "So I applied basically."
    "I went out for the team"
    Both those lines are from the perspective of whoever she's talking about.
    skltron January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are very clear in both the Purple Tape and in Surfer Rosa that it's

    The day before that I was wed
    She went upstairs, and shot her head away

    Well when I was a little boy
    A ball of string was my favorite toy

    And the spoken prelude isn't even on the Purple Tape, so it's deffinitely not part of the song.

    I wish I knew what this song meant...
    Audaciousmooseon April 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know what they're talking about, but hot damn it's catchy.
    la_munecaon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentskitr is right, most everyone gets those words wrong, "So I applied basically, I went out for the team" - definitely speaking in the voice of whomever Kim is talking about, or maybe speaking for Kim, jokingly, just like YOU FUCKIN DIE. When she found out he was into field hockey players SHE went out for the team. Jokingly.
    smartbunnyon February 09, 2007   Link

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