New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

He is drinking water from the faucet from the river
From the tributary it comes through rusted pipes
Outside his window he sees the water that's supposed to be clean
By the chemicals polluted by the candy factory lines
Someplace on the edge of town
Someplace on the edge of town
Is where they live --
Political scientists

So now she is crawling on her hands and her knees
She is dirtying her jeans choking on her own perfume
With a pen she writes below the sink in someone's restaurant
This place is inconvenient for my name
She forgets to write it anyway
She forgets to write it anyway
The government supplies the cocaine
Political scientists
There's no guarantees
There's no guarantees
There's no guarantees

Banging hard upon a crooked drum
She feels them tearing down Salvation Army houses back in Michigan
Her husband's divorced but he treats her that way of course
Because he needs her just like he needs medicine
She forgets to write him anyway
She forgets to write him anyway
What's red and white and nearly over
Political scientist
Political scientist
Political scientist
There's no guarantees
There's no guarantees
There's no guarantees



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/r/ryan_adams/political_scientist.html

Correct | Report

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
Unregistered
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!
Explain

Write an explanation

Your explanation
Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
10 words
Good
Cool
Awesome!
Explanation guidelines:
  • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
  • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
  • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
×