No confidence man
Charlie got a band in his hand
A rubber loop
Says, I'm the man you really want
So just act natural
Don't try to tell me your bullshit scheme
Because I have no idea what you mean
No idea
I'm just trying to sleep
I've heard quite enough
Just to listen is really tough
Because you're on it all the time
Hearing the bells, it's 9 a.m.
You better wake up your friend
Before he won't wake up anymore
Because I got to split, I'm late to leave
He gave me nothing but grief
And some bullshit story only I would believe
I've heard quite enough
I heard quite enough
You're on it all the time
You're on it all the time
You're on it all the time
And you're full of it all the time

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    General CommentGod... I don't mean to be arrogant or mean (I do not claim to know all about Elliott, but I do know a good deal for a fan), but some of these comments are ridiculous. Rubber loop= condom? No... Just no... I've always assumed rubber loop means a belt... as in for beating a child... in this song. Elliott did not experience the revelation or delusion that Charlie molested him until the early 2000's (after he started quitting drugs and all that). He definitely did not start using heroin in '93. You don't just keep that secret from everyone, and all of his old friends were horrified that he started using. If the rest of the evidence isn't enough. It seems to me that this is a song Elliott wrote about the relationship he had with Charlie, and the bitterness he felt about the way Charlie had treated him. I think some of the confidence man comments may hold some merit. I agree that all that about 'bullshit schemes', 'nothing but grief', 'bullshit story', and 'you're full of it all the time' is probably elliott talking about how charlie would tell him lies, tell him to do things that were " for his own good" ( charlie might have even thought they were) and now Elliott has realized that only a trusting child would believe such things, and that they were all bullshit. My two cents.
    Jateon August 12, 2014   Link

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