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Yeah but nobody searches
Nobody cares somehow
When the loving that you've wasted
Comes raining from a hapless cloud
And I might stop and look upon your face
Disappear in the sweet, sweet gaze
See the living that surrounds me
Dissipate in a floral blaze

Can't you see what you've done to my heart
And soul?
This is a wasteland now

We spies
We slow hands
Put the weights around yourself
We spies
Oh yeah we slow hands
You put the weights all around yourself now

I submit my incentive is romance
I watched the pole dance of the stars
We rejoice cause the hurting is so painless
From the distance of passing cars
But I am married to your charms & grace
I just go crazy like the good old days
You make me want to pick up a guitar
And celebrate the myriad ways that I love you

Can you see what you've done to my heart
And soul?
This is a wasteland now

We spies
Yeah we slow hands
You put the weights around yourself
We spies
Oh yeah we slow hands
Killer, for hire you know not yourself

We spies
We slow hands
You put the weights all around yourself
We spies
Oh yeah we slow hands
We retire like nobody else
We spies
Intimate slow hands killer
For hire you know not yourself
We spies
Intimate slow hands
You let the face slap around the self



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  • u
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    UnregisteredSep 27, 2011 at 7:51 am
    The song didn't make a great deal of sense until recently. I've just come out of long-term relationship. I personally think it describes a post breakup situation.

    Perhaps about both sides still having romantic feelings towards the other person, mixed with feelings of hurt & awareness of why it wont work, plus the attraction (mentally and physically) towards each other still being very clear.
    It switching from love to hurt through out the song, as emotional moods change.

    "We spies" - Perhaps, sneaking glances. "Disappear in the sweet, sweet gaze"

    "Slow hands" - describing being intimate with each other "Intimate slow hands killer" something stopped it.

    "Put the weights around yourself" - reminding "yourself" of "the good old days" weights you down emotionally, or an act of forcing the feelings away to stop the weighing feeling.

    "I watched the pole dance of the stars" - perhaps, meaning celebrities. "Pole dance" meaning publicly viewed romance. (being on show)
    Perhaps evening trying to move on and seeing the celebrity dating world as being on show.

    "We rejoice because the hurting is so painless, from the distance of passing cars" - The public is detached from the emotional discomfort "stars" go though, during/post breakup.

    "Killer, for hire you know not yourself" - might mean distorting yourself emotionally, which isn't normally you.

    Just a theory.

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