Understand, I don't care if I meet you
And you don't care if we meet
It's just conversation
We're not so compatible
But at least we know
And we don't care
Syntax lies
No difference in art and life
Just what we say
And the order the words go
It's time, we've deeded an aggravist
One that wouldn't make us laugh
And has severed how we used to speak
Concepts of language around his waist
But more dimensionally versed
He has severed how we used to speak
Call it backwards
"More slowly" (please)
They mistook it for religion
But the truth unfolds
We de-vo without knowing
Same language equals same story
The new version is confusing
Sharp tongue
Glass blood
Grammar, it's comedic
We're corrected
We need a stoplight division
To the next calendar . . . year
I understand it's just conversation
But it eliminates how I really feel

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    General Commentone of my favorite faint songs. a 21st century love song
    xporcelainhopexon April 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is a very un-fainty faint song...

    it's quite amazing anyways
    imoveritfoshoon September 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis isn't the most unfaintyfaint song, jerk, this is a wonderful one. this is so damn good, i love Media, i might like it better than both their synthy ones. it's so ...just good and originally weird. reminds me of what cursive could have been. haha. anyways. the point of it is that whatever you say isn't always what you feel. with her arms wrapped around your waist, you can't always say "you know, i don't want to do this" when she just kisses you , you just let your tongue do the talking, this is at least what i get out of it. "more slowly" = prude, maybe, but just wanting to say, man ... i just can't do this right now. syntax lies = only lies becasue your words are too inarticulate to express the true meaning of emotions/decisions/etc.

    hewhoisnothingon October 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it just goes to show the faint would make a great rock band even if they lost the synths and club beats... god forbid
    764-mouseron December 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto me it says that emotions are more powerful than words can be. Which then gets me to the old cliche, actions speak louder than words.

    But the "severed how we used to speak" part and a little after shows how language has envolved into this extremly important aspect in soceity, and very proper language anywhere is expected and held to be normal.
    anya65on July 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSimply put, it's about how language has become superficial. And there's not much else I can say without losing my intended meaning (and that sentence itself means a lot).
    Talbaton July 25, 2009   Link

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