Twin Size Mattress Lyrics

The song “Twin Size Mattress” by The Front Bottoms is a story of a close friendship that becomes damaged and eventually destroyed by addiction. The song is widely loved by fans of the band.

Twin Size Mattress Lyrics

[Twin Size Mattress Verse 1]

This is for the lions living in the wiry, broke-down frames of my friends’ bodies
When the floodwater comes, it ain’t gonna be clear; it’s gonna look like mud
But I will help you swim
I will help you swim, I’m gonna help you swim

[Twin Size Mattress Verse 2]

This is for the snakes and the people they bite
For the friends, I’ve made, for the sleepless nights
For the warning signs I’ve completely ignored
There’s an amount to take, reasons to take more
It’s no big surprise you turned out this way
When they closed their eyes and prayed you would change
And they cut your hair and sent you away
You stopped by my house the night you escaped
With tears in my eyes, I begged you to stay
You said, “Hey, man, I love you, but no fucking way”

[Twin Size Mattress Chorus]

I’m sure that we could find something for you to do on stage
Maybe shake a tambourine, or when I sing, you sing harmonies

[Twin Size Mattress Verse 3]

This is for the lake that me and my friends swim in
Naked and dumb on a drunken night
And it should’ve felt good, but I could hear the “Jaws” theme song
On repeat in the back of my mind
Make sure you kiss your knuckles before you punch me in the face
There are lessons to be learned, and consequences for all the stupid things I say
And it is no big surprise you turned out this way
The spark in your eyes, the look on your face
I will not be brave

[Twin Size Mattress Chorus]

I’m sure that we could find something for you to do on stage
Maybe shake a tambourine, or when I sing, you sing harmonies

[Twin Size Mattress Bridge]

I wanna contribute to the chaos
I don’t wanna watch and then complain
‘Cause I am through finding blame
That is a decision that I have made

[Twin Size Mattress Coda]

She hopes I’m cursed forever
To sleep on a twin-size mattress
In somebody’s attic or basement my whole life
Never graduating up in size to add another
And my nightmares will have nightmares every night
Oh, every night, every night

 

 

Twin Size Mattress Lyrics Credits

  • Produced By Chris “Frenchie” Smith
  • Written by Front Bottoms
  • Recorded By, Mixed BySean Rolie & Chris “Frenchie” Smith
  • Tags RockAlternative RockIndie RockFolk Punk
  • Release Date May 21, 2013

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