The Beers
The Front Bottoms Lyrics


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There's Beer
In coffee mugs, water bottles, and soda cups
And it's clear, as the windows I came through
That you
Are in one of those moods
And I am in one of them too
And it's hard, to communicate, anything
I will remember that summer
As the summer I was taking steroids
'Cause you like a man with muscles
And I like you

It's the "cops are comming in" type of sobering up
It's a girl that never learned that I could not give enough
My friends are happy, I'm happy, I've learned to adapt
To this darker kind of humor, I can still hear em' laugh

And ther is beer
It is in coffee mugs, water bottles and soda cups
And it's clear as the window I came through

I will remember that summer
As the summer I was taking steroids
'Cause you like a man with muscles
And I like you

And it's an arial view from your house to my room
And it's an arial view from your house to my room

And I am looking through your windows
And I am trying not to stare
I'm holding on to hope I'm sure was never even there

But it's an arial view
Your house, my room

As the summer I was taking steroids




As the summer I was taking steroids
As the summer I was taking steroids

Overall Meaning

The Front Bottoms' song "The Beers" tells a story of youthful rebellion, intoxication, and unrequited love. The song opens with the image of beer being passed off in coffee mugs, water bottles, and soda cups, suggesting that the scene is one of some secrecy or subterfuge. The singer finds it difficult to communicate anything in this setting, which hints at a sense of discontent or frustration.


The song then shifts to a nostalgic reflection on the previous summer, during which the singer was taking steroids to try to impress a girl who likes men with muscles. The lyrics suggest that this was a futile effort, as the singer notes that he "could not give enough" to win her over. The tone of the song becomes more somber as the singer acknowledges the dark humor that has helped him to cope with his disappointment.


The song ends with an aerial view of the singer's room from the girl's house, perhaps symbolizing the distance between them both physically and emotionally. Despite his longing and hope that is "sure was never even there," the singer is left feeling powerless and defeated.


Overall, "The Beers" is a poignant reminder of the complexities of youth and the pain that often accompanies unrequited love.


Line by Line Meaning

There's Beer
Alcohol is present


In coffee mugs, water bottles, and soda cups
Alcohol is being consumed in unconventional ways


And it's clear, as the windows I came through
The alcohol consumption is not hidden and is easily recognizable


That you
Referring to someone else


Are in one of those moods
The person referred to is in a particular mood or state of mind


And I am in one of them too
The singer is also in the same mood or state of mind


And it's hard, to communicate, anything
Communication is difficult due to the present mood and alcohol consumption


I will remember that summer
The singer will never forget that particular summer


As the summer I was taking steroids
The singer was taking steroids that summer


'Cause you like a man with muscles
The singer took steroids to impress someone who likes muscular men


And I like you
The singer likes the person who likes muscular men


It's the "cops are comming in" type of sobering up
A sudden realization or fear of consequences is causing the singer to sober up


It's a girl that never learned that I could not give enough
The singer was unable to give enough to make a certain girl happy


My friends are happy, I'm happy, I've learned to adapt
The singer has adjusted to a certain situation and is content with it


To this darker kind of humor, I can still hear em' laugh
The singer finds humor in darker subjects and can still hear their friends laughing about it


And ther is beer
Alcohol is still present


It is in coffee mugs, water bottles and soda cups
Alcohol is still being consumed in unconventional ways


And it's clear as the window I came through
The alcohol consumption is still visible and obvious


And it's an arial view from your house to my room
The perspective is from an elevated position, looking from the person's house to the singer's room


And I am looking through your windows
The singer is peering through the other person's windows


And I am trying not to stare
The singer is consciously attempting to avoid staring


I'm holding on to hope I'm sure was never even there
The singer is clinging to hope that likely never existed


But it's an arial view
The view remains from an elevated position


Your house, my room
The view is from the other person's house to the singer's room


As the summer I was taking steroids
Repeating the earlier statement that the singer was taking steroids that summer


As the summer I was taking steroids
Repeating the earlier statement that the singer was taking steroids that summer


As the summer I was taking steroids
Repeating the earlier statement that the singer was taking steroids that summer




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Carla Molina

the beers lyrics There's beer in coffee mugs, water bottles and soda cups
 And it's clear as the windows I came through
 That you are in one of those moods and I am in one of them, too
 And it's hard to communicate anything  And I will remember that summer
 As the summer I was taking steroids
 Because you like a man with muscles
 And I like you.  It's the cops are coming in type of sobering up
 It's a girl who never learned that I could not give a fuck
 My friends are happy, I am happy, I have learned to adapt
 It's a darker kind of humor and I can still hear 'em laugh  And there's beer in coffee mugs, water bottles and soda cups
 And it's clear as the windows I came through  And I will remember that summer
 As the summer I was taking steroids
 Because you like a man with muscles
 And I like you.  But it's an aerial view from your house to my room
 Yeah, it's an aerial view from your house to my room
 And I am looking in your windows, and I am trying not to stare
 Holding on to hope I'm sure was never even there
 'Cause it's an aerial view from your house to my room  As the summer I was taking steroids
 As the summer I was taking steroids
 As the summer I was taking steroids



steroalt

There's beer in coffee mugs
Water bottles, and soda cups
And it's clear as the windows I came through

That you are in one of those moods
And I am in one of them too
And it's hard to communicate anything

And I will remember that summer
As the summer I was taking steroids
Because you like a man with muscles
And I like you

It's "The cops are coming in" type of sobering up
It's a girl who'll never learn that I could not give a fuck
My friends are happy, I am happy, I have learned to adapt
It's a darker kind of humor and I can still hear them laugh

And there's beer in coffee mugs
Water bottles, and soda cups
And it's clear as the windows I came through

And I will remember that summer
As the summer I was taking steroids
Because you like a man with muscles
And I like you

But it's an aerial view from your house to my room
Yeah, it's an aerial view from your house to my room

Look in your windows, and I am trying not to stare
Hold on to hope I'm sure was never even there
'Cause it's an aerial view from your house to my room

As the summer I was taking steroids
As the summer I was taking steroids
As the summer I was taking steroids



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Orb and Sceptre

I was really into these guys in high school. They had a sound I had never heard before. When I listen to them I always think of good times when life was simpler.

chris matassa

Every Front Bottoms song makes me want to get extremely intoxicated regardless of the hour of the day

Snoovian

that's how you know its good song writing, if the listeners immediately want to numb all emotion

Jerry

And not the good kinda drunk :(

Eleniss 666

Their most famous song: talks about the negatives caused by intoxicants
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Brandon VanVranken

@Janeth Ruiz yea, I remember my first beer. Almost exactly like that

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Dylan Shaw

There's nothing better then coming home from a 12 hour shift cracking open a beer and relaxing to some Front Bottoms

Todd Parkinson

He’s right you know ⬆️

vin_fm

Facts

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Alone

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