Fan Theories

Name: Wooby
Email: wooby@stephanjenkins.com

I think Stephan's mentioned it many times before when he explains his lyrics that he writes about the beauty of people's faults and the joy we have knowing that we're not the only dirty filthy perverted freakish people who think they won't fit in anywhere. Everyone else is just as guilty. We're all in this "nightmare joke" together but we make it happy and liveable with each other's company. You'll find this theme in many songs like Jumper ("You know you don't belong"), Scattered ("No one is fooling anyone"), etc.

"it's all in your mind the darkness and the light. The clock it bleeds for you but you never got the timing right"-- those are his faults as told by girl.

"her clothes misfit and she's nervous when she speaks"-- these are hers as pointed out by him

"I woke you up and I slit the throat of your confidence"-- I like the idea of a relationship where they keep each other in check by cutting the other person down. Sadism at its finest.

"I'm the one for you cause I know all the dirty things you like to do"-- The tolerance and pleasure they have in each other's fucked-up-ness is only something the two of them can truly understand and celebrate.

It's called Thanks a Lot because he's thanking her for letting him realize that everyone is freakish in their own creepy way and it's ok. Celebrate the freak in you.


Name: Donyl
Email: thesebolds@yahoo.com
Theory:

Thanks for being that someone that I can push around and humiliate to make myself feel better about me.

Thanks A Lot

It's all in your mind,
She said
The darkness and the light,
The clock, it bleeds for you
But you never got the time in right,
I woke you up
And I slit the throat of your confidence,
And we laughed in the night,
And I felt all right.
All hands on deck boys
'Cause this ship was made to sink.
Your Swabber salutes you now,
But I know what he's thinking.
I woke you up
And I slit the throat of your confidence,
And we laughed in the night,
And I felt all right.
Thanks a lot,
The clothes she wears mis-fit,
And she's nervous when she speaks,
Her zombie mom and dad
Live in a separate house of freaks.
I woke you up
And I slit the throat of your confidence,
I'm the one for you,
'Cause I know all the dirty things
You like to do,
I'm the fear in your eyes,
I'm the fire in your flies,
I'm the sound that's buzzing around your head.
Thanks a lot.

Song Info

Musicians:

Kevin Cadogan: Songwriter, Guitar, Vocals
Brad Hargreaves: Drums
Stephan Jenkins: Songwriter, Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard Arrangement
Arion Salazar: Bass
Eric Valentine: Piano

Can Be Found On:

Third Eye Blind, 1997

Alternative Versions

Third Eye Blind, 1997

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