Pressed in a Book
The Shins Lyrics


Doted on like seeds planted in rows
The untied shoelaces of your life
Nurtured all year, then pressed in a book
Or displayed in bad taste at the table
Problems arise and you fan the fire
While there's a wild pack of dogs loose in your house tonight
Cut you from bad cloth or soiled like socks
Add it up and basically people never change

They just talk and make plans in the dark
Or make haste with ideas that can't help
But creep good people out
As you talk to me too much, you're assuming
We don't always want what's right

Did I strike the right set of chords? You're annoyed
The goal is to ignite you, then move on
You feel ill at ease, you got no squeeze
And the wise cracks won't make you more stable
You've learned you lines to scale and to time
Why must I remind you now I'm only less able
Cut from bad cloth or soiled like socks
We're ordinary people, we can't help but to change

As we walk and make plans in the dark
Or make haste with the boy who can't help
But creep good people out
As you talk to me too much, you're assuming
We don't always want what's right

Two fallen saplings in an open field
Snow padding gently on an empty bench
An old woman's jewelry lying unadorned
Coal nesting robins allied for the first time
I know when you hear these sappy lines
You'll roll your eyes and say, "nice try"

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Comments from YouTube:

SummerOfGeorge

For me this album is the pinnacle of „classic-indie-rock“. It might not be the most innovative or original record but it is beautiful and perfect :) One of my all time favs!

Em

Agreed. It's super clean

William Rehbock

WHY IS THIS SO BEAUTIFUL???

Kennedy Corichi

This song was underrated then and is underrated now, but I love the shins!!!

winterlude

and basically people never change they just talk and make plans in the dark... ... how true!!

Tyler Lehman

The Shins are great at being able to create vivid images in people's minds with their music. Very difficult to do, but the Shins are just that great!

R.A. Dub

LYRICS NOW! this guy writes amazing lyrics!!

Fatefulwall

I remember when I first heard these guys during the modest mouse tour long ago

evapor8ed

This has to be my favorite Shins song. It speaks to me. :) Thanks for posting it.

ShiOgreen

I LOVE this band!!!

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