Unlike the mole
I'm not in a hole
And I can't see anyway
Just like a doll
I am one foot tall
But dolls can't see anyway
The frozen stare
The clothes and hair
These make me taste like a man
Tied to a door
Chained to a floor
An hour glass grain of sand
Life in a sack is coming back
I'm like the clock on the wall
Swim in the sea
Swim inside me
But you can't swim far away
I never grew
Covered up by you
And nothing grows anyway
Life in a sack is coming back
I'm like the clock on the wall


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    General CommentThis just completely messes me up.
    forgotten412on September 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentClearly this song is about using a condom. I never grew, covered up by you, and nothing grows anyway - No baby is produced in the process. Life in a sack is comming back - obviously his dick is again put in a "sack", and clearly this is something bad.
    The whole text is about his dick really...Allthough the "on the wall" part is still hard to understand..
    Jesus and Mary Chain rules
    jabe05on November 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell, I think this song is about the issues that come with growing up and becoming an adult. plus, how overwhelming it can all be out there in the "real world.” and the insecurities that this creates as well as a sense of being broken and shallow inside. (which he seems to blame on the way he was brought up).

    also, I've always heard the last line as being: "Unlike the clock on the wall." which makes more sense. considering he seems to be declaring his independence after leaving home and school behind.
    arnfdenoon February 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know which version of this song I like better.
    They're both good for different reasons.

    Man are these two hung up on the worst possible kinds of relationships, or what?

    A great song, really.
    Major Valoron August 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about being in a rut .
    Love the line "I'm like the clock on the wall".
    CyCobbon January 14, 2014   Link

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