Lazy, you lazy poet, your words are reckless, and I can't feel it
But hey, hey, all the boys I have ever loved have been digital
I've been a guest, on a screen, or in a book!
I move 'em with my thumbs, I move them with my thumbs
I write his name in nothing, he whispers to the author
That I will be the only one

Escape! Escape! This time, for real!
We fool around in the service lane
He's the only friend I have who doesn't do cocaine
And all the boys I have ever loved have been confidential
Had a broken home, or a seedy past
So I know it's gonna last
And move him with your thumbs, I move him with my thumbs
He needs, he needs my guidance, he needs, he needs my time
Though I am not the only one

He swam! To the edge of the wall of the world!
Followed my voice, and he cried
Master! The answer is maybe... Maybe not... Maybe not...
Maybe not! I have goals!
Gotta fulfill the seven prophecies!
Gotta be a friend to grandmother!
Gotta rescue Michael from the White Witch!
Gotta find and kill my shadow self
Gotta dig up every secret seashell
You may have been made for love...
But I'm just made.

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    General Commentwhich games are the seven prophecies and grandmother bit from? i can tell narnia and zelda as the last three.

    also - fantastic song. i was a little bit dissapointed with the new album but it's grown on me, surpassing my love for 'has a good home'.
    nopartyon May 22, 2006   Link
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    milou66on January 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSeven prophecies is from Ocarina of Time. As there are seven sages in that game.
    "Gotta dig up every secret seashell" is from Link's Awakening on the original Game Boy.
    "My shadow self" is probably from Adventure of Link for the NES. As the last boss in that game isn't Ganon, but rather a shadow-self of Link.
    Hobbyyon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Gotta be a friend to Grandmother" refers to Zelda: Wind Waker. Link and his sister are raised by their grandmother, and when Link leaves home (and his sister is kidnapped), she becomes extremely depressed. If you visit her, she returns to her old self.
    woekittenon May 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's a struggle between reality and a fantasy world.

    The narrator is in love with all these fictional characters. They are perfect; they live in sort of utopia compared to our harsh reality.

    And yet, the narrator cannot be loved by the characters. He may control them (through pages and videogame controllers), but they will never care for him. The narrator may guide them and hope for their survival, yet these fictional characters are oblivious to the narrator. The "he whispers to the author" part seems to be a wish for recognition from the character.

    These fictional lovers contrast greatly with the narrator's real world. All of the real people the narrator has ever loved was a bad influence.

    And so the narrator laments; he will never find true love.
    annematronicalon October 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIs it seedy past or CD past in the 2nd verse
    JimmieNeverDieson July 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commento i was totally wrong about that line. im just stupid. so we know owen likes to play final fantasy and zelda, i wonder what other games he's into
    JimmieNeverDieson August 31, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think "find and kill my shadow self" refers to the original Prince of Persia by Jordan Mechner (the old platform version). You had to jump through a mirror in order to finish a certain level, which released a "shadow you" in the opposite direction, laeving the real you with only a tiny fraction of your life, which is fully restored when you start the following level. Then you kept running into your shadow self again, unexpectedly, at later levels, and it kept hindering your progress on purpose (e.g.: stepping on plates which made you fall) until you finally got a chance to get close again and kill it.
    When you finally get around to kill it, you're left with only a tiny fraction of your life, but it's fully restored the following level.
    It's a great game indeed.
    maya_sibyllaon March 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe music even sounds like it could be in a Zelda game.
    ejoobson October 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about being obsessed with fictional characters and they are so perfect and you wish they could be real and you could be with them, but even though you can control them, you are just a guest in their world. And if they were real and you told them your feelings, their response would be "Maybe not!"

    I get that feeling a lot, about TV, books, movies... He's definitely talking about books and video games in this case.

    I always thought it was "Of course!" instead of "I have goals!" I guess they both make sense. Listening to it again, it sounds more like "I have goals!"
    HedonisticHermiton January 26, 2014   Link

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