You thought you were leaving, temporary grieving
You backed out on the cocks
If they wanna love you make sure they fuck you
You backed out on the cocks

You think it's the season, temporary treason
You backed out on the cocks
They wanna hunt you, make sure they love to
You backed out on the cocks

Everyone can write this song
But they can't write you and me
Everyone can write this song
But they can't write you and me

If the lies they don't fit ya better trade some spit ya
You backed out on the cocks

Time is a leaver, thought she was a stealer
You backed out on the cocks

Everyone can write this song
But they can't write you and me
Everyone can write this song
But they can't write you and me


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    General Commentthis has sonic youth and yo la tengo all over the place.

    which isn't bad at all, of course.

    i never know what the hell he's talking about... but i guess ignorance is bliss.
    redguyon August 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat is up with him and fucking the cause?
    noone1111111111111111111on August 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha, i don't know willlliw but i was wondering the same
    hustleroseon August 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is utterly amazing. and to think i thought it was "backed out on the car."

    it's about how people shouldn't tie themselves to any cause and just do whatever they feel is right at the moment.

    "everyone can write this song
    but they can't write you and me"

    amazing.
    clockwriston August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAHAHA i thought it was backed out on the car too. i agree too, people souldnt tie themselves to the cause and do what they think is right.

    among the best songs ive ever heard
    idontpayutothinkon September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSorry, guys... The CD book says it cocks.

    Backed out on the cocks.
    midnitevultureson September 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is Backed out on the cocks...

    rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2007/09/13/fall-music-preview-2007-video-kevin-drew/

    That interview has him talking about how he was trying to get J Mascis to say "cocks" but he kept saying "Cau"

    And in relation to the weirdness of his lyrics, he touches on that in the interview as well.

    "Everything was basically one take rants". He also said he would end up laughing at his lyrics when he took a look at them later.
    Hoobyon September 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhaaat. My life is ruined. I like how he kept the title of the song ambiguous though.

    I also like how most of these lyrics were submitted before the actual CD came out.
    clockwriston September 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJ Mascis from Dinosaur Jr. plays guitar on the song, thats where the sound of the song comes from.
    Middaughsomeon September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis video is great.
    Ouspenskyon December 14, 2007   Link

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