Interpretations:You'll Miss Me
It's another breakup song, but this time, it's the man saying "I'm too good for you" and that she'll never find anyone as good as him and she'll always be reminded of him. - Ecks
Of course it sounds all big talk, but the last bit turns things around--While still playing tough guy, he claims that he isn't crying, but of course he is: "It must be raining because a man ain't supposed to cry/But I look up and I don't see a cloud." It isn't raining--he's denying that he's crying. - TheBurkissWay
Spot on, his anger has kept him going all the way through the song with his bravado but in the the last verse the mood of the song and the narrator shifts to one of regret. This kind of song is very Linnell and yet Flans sings and I presume wrote it the lyrics one suspects the Jazzy horns are Linnell. The Giants at their left field best this tune like Boat of Car on the debut is often bewildering to the causal listener and this has a low rating by They Might Be Wikian. Unfairly so, it's brilliant. (Mr Tuck)
I think it's about a guy who feels unloved and angry, and he's just telling everyone that they may not appreciate him now, but they'll miss him when he dies. Like, you don't know what you have until it's gone. ~Anna Ng hears your words.
It's one of those things where the murder (the woman) is haunted by the murdered (the fat guy). --Dunklekuh81
It seems to me it's either about a guy considering suicide by jumping, or as Dunklekuh says a murderer being haunted by a person he's murdered. I don't think it's necessarily a woman. - Steponspider
The song is about a big, important man talking about what happens when he dies.. Possibly a crime boss of some kind. The song is sung in a big and boisterous manner, and throughout it it's clear that he has a very, very high opinion of himself (Calls himself a genius, says that it would take two men to fit his shoes.
And yet in the end, he realizes he is still afraid of dying despite all his big talk, and finds himself crying even though he refuses to admit it.
Another break up song. A couple is breaking up, and the man is telling her how much she's going to miss him. First he tells her that she'll miss his body, especially when bloodhounds are about to get her. Then he says how everything will remind her of him, and it will make her miss him even more. After, he says how when he dies she'll, yes you guessed it, miss him. But at the end, it ends up that HE'S the one who will be missing her. "It must be raining 'cause a man ain't supposed to cry, but I look up, and I don't see a cloud."--Mrs. H0rrible Someone keeps moving my stool! 23:45, 1 April 2010 (UTC)
Go find a man to fit my shoes
It's a break up song about a bitter man who tries to convince himself that he's too good for the woman and that she'll regret leaving him. The first verse is about how she'll miss his body and he goes on to describe how attractive he is ("In its prime and never shoddy"). The bloodhounds waiting in the lobby I think are the men waiting to see her now that she's available.
The second verse seems to be saying that she'll miss him so much that she'll build an elaborate shrine to him in her home("You'll miss me, With effigies, Lighting up your house like X-mas trees"). I think "As tears roll down, below your knees" means she'll be crying so hard that the tears run all the way down her body, as opposed to just running down her cheeks.
I think the section "Go find a man to fit my shoes, Left one's old and the right one's new, And I bought the right one, just for you, Go find a man to fit my shoes" is saying that she won't be able to find a man with the same qualities that she liked that he possessed. The old shoes is what she liked about him in the beginning, and the right shoe, the new one, is what he changed about himself just to please her ("And I bought the right one, just for you").
"You'll see my teeth in the stars above, Every tree a finger of my glove, And every time push comes to shove, You'll see my teeth in the stars above" Clearly just saying that everything will remind her of him.
"Your money talks but my genius walks" might imply that she left him for a man with money, or that she took all his money during their relationship/break up. He is also saying that while he may not have money, he's a smart man and now she's going to miss out on that virtue of his. He then mentions his plans to kill himself ("Morticians wait with a shovel and a fork, As detectives trace my hands with chalk"). In this verse his sour grapes facade starts to crumble.
"It must be raining 'cause a man ain't supposed to cry But I look up and I don't see a cloud" He tries to continue his charade by saying he's not crying, it must be raining, but even he realizes that it isn't really raining.
Teeth in the Stars Above
Just wanted to point out that "you'll see my teeth in the stars above" is probably an allusion to Ray Noble's pop standard "The Very Thought of You", which includes the lines "I see your face in every flower / Your eyes in the stars above" (though the image may predate that song, too).
I guess the singer has particularly shiny (gold?) teeth.
Suicide framed as murder
Personally I've always interpreted this as a man who kills himself or is planning to kill himself to frame a lover he's bitter toward. "While bloodhounds wait down in the lobby, you'll eulogize my big ol' body" - Bloodhounds are often used as cadaver dogs. Eulogize is most often used as a synonym for grief of someone who's died. "Go find a man to fill my shoes ... And I bought the right one just for you" - False evidence, maybe? "your money talks but my genius walks, morticians wait with a shovel and a fork as detectives trace my hands with chalk" - Tracing a dead body with chalk. Used when foul play is suspected. Judging by the tense used in the song and that the narrator is crying at the end, it's probably an outline of a plan that ends up upsetting him. That's just me though.