So I really like The Shins, but haven't taken the time to pay attention to all the lyrics of their songs. Some are really, really interesting. It's also hard to understand what he says, and he's often misquoted.. he seems to construct songs where one word can easily be replaced by another that sounds almost exactly the same, but the meaning still works or changes slightly. Also, what is printed on the lyrics sheet doesn't seem to be exactly what he sings in the album, and I've heard he changes lyrics around when performing live. ("He" here is James Mercer.).
Here is "Sleeping Lessons":
Amongst the cool lines:
"Just put yourself in my new hooves
And see that I do what I do
Because the old guard still offend
(Their pudgy hearts and slimy hands)
They've got nothing left on which we depend
So enlist every ounce
Of your bright blood
And off with their heads"
(Notably, "hooves" surely sounds like he says "shoes", but I actually looked it up on the CD insert.