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Caring Is Creepy
The Shins Lyrics


I think I'll go home and mull this over
Before I cram it down my throat
At long last it's crashed, its colossal mass
Has broken up into bits in my moat

Lift the mattress off the floor
Walk the cramps off
Go meander in the cold
Hail to your dark skin
Hiding the fact you're dead again
Underneath the power lines seeking shade
Far above our heads are the icy heights that contain all reason

It's a luscious mix of words and tricks
That let us bet when you know we should fold
On rocks I dreamt of where we'd stepped
And of the whole mess of roads we're now on

Hold your glass up, hold it in
Never betray the way you've always known it is
One day I'll be wondering how
I got so old just wondering how
Never got cold wearing nothing in the snow

This is way beyond my remote concern
Of being condescending

All these squawking birds won't quit
Building nothing, laying bricks

Hold your glass up, hold it in
Never betray the way you've always known it is
One day I'll be wondering how
I got so old just wondering how
Never got cold wearing nothing in the snow

This is way beyond my remote concern
Of being condescending

All these squawking birds won't quit
Building nothing, laying bricks

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: James Russell Mercer

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Paul Jones

I got this album the day before my first semester of graduate school. I drove 750 miles by myself knowing I wouldn't know a soul. The first few weeks of school it was my companion. I had an old Sony Discman with funky padded earphones. I can remember vividly walking around campus around sunrise sipping coffee from an independent bookstore and thinking these may be some of the best days of my life. It turned out that they weren't. But the music. The music was.

T Lowry

@Rory Mummer please don't start with the elitist crap

Anuar Y

dark times were bestowed upon me when i discovered this song back in the day, hard cold days back in PHX, much better now, but it brings me back to remembering where i was and were i am now and how much i have moved forward despite the push and shove, we made it..
we made it, and we will continue to do so until we can no longer.

Dreamwalker Films

Such a perfect setup for the mood of this song. It's amazing the way music can jog our memories. A great little anecdote, thanks for sharing this.

Music Head

Killed it dude. Chills. Such a great writeup. ❤️❤️❤️

Scott Murdock

Did you get yer "graduate degree? What subject/field? If it's helped you they were the best years of yer life, because they weren't wasted.

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Pia Perdita

The comments about people’s memories of this song are why I love this song.

Palmer Robertson

Unreal to me

Jacques Alexandrenko

This song hits the G spot of my ears

RdandTrk1

Man, you ain’t kidding.

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