"Static" as written by Shelly M Peiken, Lindy Robbins and David Martin Frank....
I sunk my eyes in static
You taught me how to see it
Now there's no sign of you at hand
So I stop looking at it

My head is splitting trying
To read the name that you abandoned
Congratulations sister
You put yourself right over

Though you don't think I understand
This sudden awkward rupture
This stuck-unhealing fissure
No love could possibly withstand

And I'd never say
It doesn't mean that much to me
Glad anyway
To see you struggle free

Pinned down but unexamined
Though you kept right on looking
At static there behind my eyes
Keep pushing one-way vision

I guess at least it's something
Since everything is so compromised

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"Static" as written by Lindy Robbins David Martin Frank

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    General CommentLryics need to be fixed up a bit. Not exactly accurate.

    I can tell you all that this song floors me. I love it so.
    Zeluthon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWow this song amazing. its intense and passionate, as for the meaning i think its about relationship issues.the relationship was rocky and awkward, so his partner left his ass. He thinks that she doesnt know he knew they were a mess, and says basically im glad you came to your senses and broke things off before things got ugly. Then Robbins wrote a song about it. The End.
    HammerPartyon March 13, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is my favorite Jawbox song, and that is saying something as their whole catalog is excellent. Four long players 2 comp's and a metric ton of singles and one off comp's; no one can accuse them of being lazy.
    Anywho, this song is about J's sister. I will let him explain the song in his own word's.

    JR: The song was written just after my half-sister “divorced” my family, for reasons that were not 100% clear at the time. I had always been very close to her, in fact I would say she raised me, as much as or more than my parents did. But in the wake of this decision, at her insistence, we didn’t speak again for about 10 years. It was a very strange moment, incredibly sad, but I also trusted her to be doing the right thing for the right reasons. It really put me at odds with my parents because I was really on her side of it. I didn’t know what else to do with the feelings around this event, so they went into a song. The song also references TV sort of obliquely, because it was such a force in my childhood, as a kid I was really shaped by TV, and funnily enough my sister went on to work in TV throughout my adolescence and early adulthood. So that’s the part about her teaching me how to see it.
    ghostformson May 18, 2017   Link

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