Add Explanation
Add Meaning
$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Poe – Terrible Thought lyrics

Father: EVERYTHING HAS TO FALL APART.

Daughter: WHY ARE YOU SO SERIOUS?!
[These two lines are actually on this track, not #3.]

A terrible thought has moved into my mind
Like an unwanted room-mate drunk on wine
It feeds on my happiness, won't pay the rent
I must take proper measures to evict it

A terrible thought has moved into my mind
A giant rat that's nibbling on my pride
It's tearing away my patience and my wit
I must take proper measures, set a trap for it

What a terrible thought

I don't care what you've done
I don't care who you've won
I know in the end you'll have your fun

But you CANNOT ADHERE
And I won't let you steer
You know I don't want you in my mind
WHAT A TERRIBLE THOUGHT
WHAT A TERRIBLE TERRIBLE THOUGHT

I must stay calm you know and I must be clear
It's gonna take a hundred thoughts to make this one
Disappear
A train like that CAN travel a soul for years
A terrible thought could have a terribly long career
WHAT A TERRIBLE THOUGHT

What minds have you shredded?
I bet they regretted
Having ever thought you up
Just look at you shine
Commiting your crimes
I know I don't want you in my mind
[Not "You"]

'Cause you're breaking my stride
You poisonous vine
You're strangling me inside
You're breaking my stride
You poisonous vine
You're strangling me inside
You're breaking my stride

What a terrible thought
WHAT A TERRIBLE THOUGHT
WHAT A TERRIBLE TERRIBLE THOUGHT
WHAT A TERRIBLE TERRIBLE THOUGHT
WHAT A TERRIBLE TERRIBLE THOUGHT
[Fading] WHAT A TERRIBLE TERRIBLE THOUGHT

[Very soft] WHAT A TERRIBLE THOUGHT
[Very soft] WHAT A TERRIBLE THOUGHT
[Very soft] WHAT A TERRIBLE THOUGHT
[There's a very soft sample over these last three lines that I can't make out.]

Jazzman: JUST BACK UP BOYS, STICK IT MAN.

Father :
What is your greatest worry because you seem to be
Worried all the time.

Daughter:
Sometimes I can't hear myself...

Father:
YYou have to speak a little louder,
I can't understand a word you're saying.

Daughter :
Sometimes I can't hear myself think.



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/p/poe/terrible_thought.html

  • Email
  • Correct

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.

      Featuredlyrics

      Explain

      [an error occurred while processing the directive]