we're rolling neon lights and slinking purple skies squeeze out soft regrets from all our lives as i greet another door that opens in to that place that we repeatedly begin i'm tangled up in tries slipping on i wonder why i face affection not embrace another urban wasteland thick with fears i see lights that shine like frozen television tears or dying embers of another day please tell me what it is i i wanna say i'm tangled up in tries slipping on i wonder why i face affection not embrace affection not embrace

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    General Commentthis song is awesome
    shootthestarson September 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthow can you kids NOT like this song?

    people. get on this page.

    thank you.
    LoveIsARoseon June 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentlet me elaborate..

    the music for this song is so..so..enchanting. and then johns voice makes it perfect. its a most lovely blend.

    it seems to be about someone who wants and tries so hard for something, but fails at getting that. say it's love..or just to be wanted. love just doesn't come from words sometimes people need ambrace, people need to be touched/hugged/kissed/whatever it may be. and to be wanted..yeah, i think i made my point.
    LoveIsARoseon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentfrozen television tears... WAHH
    a subtle allegoryon May 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful
    a toy planeon June 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmusic that brings a tear to your eye.
    eyesuckinkon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAre there two versions of this song? I've just listened to it at full volume several times, and at no time do I hear it being with "We're Rolling". Mine seems to just start with "Neon lights". Odd.
    Rie-mixon March 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti like their slower songs A LOT more
    swinglineron July 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI concur with "swingliner"

    and this song is amazing...just like every other Weakerthans song.
    SteveCTRon September 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti believe he's saying "affectionate embrace". it makes more sense.
    yeseniamorenoon May 17, 2010   Link

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