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Karen, put me in a chair, fuck me and make me a drink

 

I'm put together beautifully

Big wet bottle in my fist, big wet rose in my teeth

I'm perfect piece of ass

Like every Californian

So tall I take over the street, with highbeams shining on my back

A wingspan unbelievable

I'm a festival, I'm a parade

 

I'm on a good mixture, I do not want to waste it

I wanna go gator around the warm beds of beginners

I'm really worked up

 

I think I'm like Tennessee Williams

I wait for the click

I wait, but it doesn't kick in

 

Do not tell me I've changed

You're just raising your standards

 

Looking for somewhere to stand and stay

I leaned on the wall and the wall leaned away

Can I get a minute of not being nervous

and not thinking of my dick

My leg is sparkles, my leg is pins

I better get my shit together, better gather my shit in

You could drive a car through my head in five minutes

from one side of it to the other

 

You know I dreamed about you

for twenty-nine years before I saw you

You know I dreamed about you

I missed you for

for twenty-nine years

 

I never try to find you

I hope you don't remember me

I hope your not alone

I don't wanna know what your thinking

I'm looking out the window

just fucking drinking

 

Tired and wired we ruin too easy

sleep in our clothes and wait for winter to leave

 

Stand inside an empty tuxedo with grapes in my mouth

waiting for Ada

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He mumbles, so I don't comprehend most of his lyrics.

 

I hardly ever have a hard time understanding his lyrics :/

 

my favorite line of Matt's ever:

 

Didn't anybody, didn't anybody tell you

Didn't anybody tell you how to gracefully disappear in a room

 

but i'm also really fond of this one from Tall Saint:

Don't tell everybody at the table about your dreams,

They're too amazing, it'll melt their minds,

Take 'em to Hollywood, cut out the good parts,

Become millionaires.

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It's probably not even my favorite song of theirs but I pretty much love every irreverent, playful word in "the Geese of Beverly Road"

 

We'll take ourselves out in the street

And wear the blood in our cheeks

Like red roses

We'll go from car to sleeping car

And whisper in their sleeping ears

We were here, we were here

We'll set off the geese of Beverly Road

 

Hey, love, we'll get away with it

We'll run like we're awesome, totally genius

Hey, love, we'll get away with it

We'll run like we're awesome

 

We won't be disappointed

We'll fight like girls for our place at the table

Our room on the floor

We'll set off the geese of Beverly Road

 

Hey, love, we'll get away with it

We'll run like we're awesome, totally genius

Hey, love, we'll get away with it

We'll run like we're awesome

 

We're the heirs to the glimmering world

[repeat]

 

We're drunk and sparking, our legs are open

Our hands are covered in cake

But I swear we didn't have any

I swear we didn't have any

 

Hey, love, we'll get away with it

We'll run like we're awesome, totally genius

Hey, love, we'll get away with it

We'll run like we're awesome

 

We're the heirs to the glimmering world

[repeat]

 

Oh, come, come be my waitress and serve me tonight

Serve me the sky tonight

Oh, come, come be my waitress and serve me tonight

serve me the sky with a big slice of lemon

 

We're the heirs to the glimmering world

[repeat]

 

Oh, come, come be my waitress and serve me tonight

Serve me the sky tonight

Oh, come, come be my waitress and serve me tonight

serve me the sky with a big slice of lemon

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I like the line where he talks about dancing around like a ballerina "cock in hand", only because it took me a few listens to catch what he was saying, and then a few more listens to finally decide I needed to check the lyrics to make sure I wasn't making it up in my head.

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"All night I lay on my pillow and pray

For my boss to stop me in the hallway

Lay my head on his shoulder and say

Son, I've been hearing good things"

 

 

"I won't fuck us over, I'm Mr. November

I'm Mr. November, I won't fuck us over"

 

 

sucks we have to wait at least another year for a new album. :ohwell

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do you ever say anything that isn't negative?

I would make a joke about how I say good things while I make love to your mother, but, alas: "Baiting. Do not try to get a rise out of another member with your comments." So, for now, your answer is no. And settle down, dude. So I made a joke about a guy's singing voice and I don't like How I Met Your Mother. It's a message board. Opinions happen.

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The National - So Far Around The Bend

 

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=8aea7c4...04e75f6e8ebb871

 

from the upcoming AIDS benefit comp.

 

it's from a Portuguese FM podcast (thus the talking over the intro), but sounds fantastic. some nice Strawberry Field's-esque horns going on.

 

"i know you're a serious lady,

living off a tea cup full of cherries,

nobody knows where you are living,

nobody knows where you are.

 

take a bath and get high through an apple,

wanted to cry but you can't when you're laughing,

nobody knows where you are living,

nobody knows where you are."

fucking hell. :o

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The National - So Far Around The Bend

 

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=8aea7c4...04e75f6e8ebb871

 

from the upcoming AIDS benefit comp.

 

it's from a Portuguese FM podcast (thus the talking over the intro), but sounds fantastic. some nice Strawberry Field's-esque horns going on.

 

 

fucking hell. :o

 

This is solid. Interestingly, it's one of their most radio-friendly songs, and its on a comp.

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I like the line where he talks about dancing around like a ballerina "cock in hand", only because it took me a few listens to catch what he was saying, and then a few more listens to finally decide I needed to check the lyrics to make sure I wasn't making it up in my head.

 

 

You make up that kind of scenario in your head a lot then? :shifty

 

 

I love that lyrics as well though. The one Solace mentioned is my favourite though, at least today.

 

Didn't anybody, didn't anybody tell you

Didn't anybody tell you how to gracefully disappear in a room

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