You got a window in the basement.
You got a perfect view, but you don't care.
Have you ever seen the things that go on outside?
You got a door to your apartment,

so you can step outside and see the sights.
Downtown looks like don't own if you look at it right.
You just might sleep yourself to death.
You guts will spill onto your bed.

I've got a windowsill that I mentioned earlier
Where you can rest your chin.
There is also a seat,
That I've heard exists somewhere,

For the perfect rest.
It's just a simple plan to keep you awake.
No matter what I try, your eyeballs seem to hide.
After saying that you won't sleep in ever again,

You slept all morning long.
If you bore than you must be boring too.
Did I stutter?
Your own kind of corruption leads to sleeping in.

If you want to wait, then I'll just start the clock,
and see how much time you waste.


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    Am I a sick bastard or... is the windowsill where you can rest your chin a clever allusion to the guillotine? is the seat where you can get the perfect rest a clever allusion to the electric chair? is the song saying stop sleeping so much because there's so much to do BUT if you're gonna keep sleeping you should die and here's a few ways to do so (other than "sleeping yourself to death")?

    Yes I know Piebald is super-lighthearted and it would be a stretch, but that's just how I take it. And if you haven't seen them live, you really really should. But don't laugh when Travis, perhaps the skinniest dorkiest (yet coolest) dude in history, busts out the face-melting guitar solos.

    Nova4761on January 15, 2005   Link
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    The windosill he mentioned earlyer? Was that in Grace Kelly with Wings? Go look for yourself. My question is, are both songs pertaining to the same person? Don't know just an observation.

    Squirrelboton July 05, 2002   Link
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    yea...that makes sense. but the two songs are really different

    Cant SLoW DowNon July 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    I know, but it might be about a girl or something.

    Squirrelboton August 22, 2002   Link
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    I can't believe there aren't more posts on this song.... its amazing, one of my favorites... has anyone seen the new music video for it?

    SoICanBeMyselfon August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    My friends just turned me on to Piebald... this weekend in fact. I feel like I have been cheated and in the dark not knowing about them before!! When they put this CD in I had an awakening I couldn't explain. Piebald the f*king sht as far as I am concerned. and I am so glad I got to experience them.... and oh yeah this song rocks!!

    kimmyjean12on August 27, 2002   Link
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    this song was on heavy rotation in my stereo when i was suffering from wavering bouts of insomnia followed by oversleeping ... this song rocks my world to jupiter and back. the music vid is one of the best i've seen, albeit a bit confusing. the editing is fantastic, and the idea in general. i wanna eat them. :P i kid, i kid.

    emokittieon September 04, 2002   Link
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    Mmmk... this song is so brilliant. I absolutely love it. I keep on listening to it... Ican't stop. I just got their new CD a few days ago. It's one of my favorites

    TSLfinchTSLon September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    sick man, go listen to more bad pop punk

    myheartbleedscoldon September 24, 2002   Link
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    fuckin cool

    Jchase2on September 28, 2002   Link

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