I'm told the eventual downfall
Is just a bill from the restaurant
You told me I could order the moon, babe
Just as long as I shoot what I want

What the last ten minutes have taught me
Bet the hand that your money's on
Where the Hell have the '70s brought me?
You trade me away, long gone

For the love of a god, you said
Not a letter from an occupant

The time that your enemy gives you
Good times are not the ones you want
I've cried five rivers on the way here
Which one will you skate away on?

The tune you'll be humming forever
All the words are replaced and wrong
With a shower of "yeahs" and "whatevers"
You trade me away, long gone

For the love of a god, you said
Not a letter from an occupant

Where've all sensations gone?
Where've all sensations gone?
Where've all sensations gone?
Where've all sensations gone?

For the love of a god, you said
Not a letter from an occupant

For the love of a god, you said
Not a letter from an occupant

For the love of a god, you said
Not a letter from an occupant

The song, the song, the song that's shakin' me
The song, the song, the song that's shakin' me
The song, the song, the song that's shakin' me
The song, the song, the song that's shakin' me

For the love of a god, you said
Not a letter from an occupant

For the love of a god, you said
Not a letter from an occupant


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"Letter from an Occupant" as written by Carl Allan Newman

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    General CommentI really like the "shoot what I want" line. Whenever i hear it, I think of shooting the moon in the card game hearts, which probably has no relevance, but i find it funny. Basically, He's saying that she can have whatever she wants as long as she does it herself, so he's not offering her anything. Getting away from the whole hearts thing, you generally order meat at a resteraunt, which, requires you to shoot an animal, and the moon is just the extrapolation of this? To be honest, this makes a lot more sense to me than having the line be "just as long as it's you that I want."

    Thinking further on the chorus lyrics, and reading the tie in line that you have there makes me think that you're definately on the right track there, just that we really don't have enough information to figure that part of the song out.
    Unarmedon January 14, 2005   Link

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