"The Competition" as written by and Alex Brady Epton Naeem Juwan Hanks....
He met this girl from reno

Whose life was a competition.
She looked just like a china doll
With porcelain skin she knew he'd let her win.
So he fell for her,

As if he fell from his mother into the arms of a lover.
And he swore not to leave her side,
For better or for worse (whichever comes first).
Sadly the latter arose.

She met this boy from omaha
Whose life was handed to him...
But still, he wanted everything.
His dreams were his ruin,

And she couldn't wake him up.
But the bough broke and he fell.
Like the time he fell from his mother
Into the arms of a doctor.

So he cried like that first day of his life.
He knew he had broken this beautiful porcelain
And how could their world be the same?
And so it never was the same.

She whispers his name,
"I'll stay if you want, but I could never be who you
Imagined me to be I'll stay I don't know what else to do...
But I can't change for you I won't change for you"


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"The Competition" as written by Naeem Juwan Hanks Alex Brady Epton

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    General Commentthis song goes in circles and catches its tail. there's like 5 different sub-ideas running through the lyrics,
    the idea of her being porcelain,
    of the difference between the two of them,
    a comparison between the biblical definition of marriage (a man leaves his mother to cling to his wife) and then the end of the marriage like being born, into a world that's cold and cruel. first he talks of his real mother then compares the marriage to the safety of being in the womb.

    and then caps it off with the reason it didn't work "i can't change for you" and furthermore " i won't change for you" how sometimes no matter how much you want to change, you can't, and the reasons is simply because you won't, because maybe you don't know how, or maybe a completely different reason.
    always people WANT to do things but they WON'T.
    battaryacidon May 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta very lovely little song
    6 to 8on September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfavorite song from the good life...its just great.
    justanotheremokidon September 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh wow...i can't even tell you how much i needed to hear the last few lines of this song...It describes my 'relationship' with this guy so well...It's scary...Good tune, for sure.
    OrganizedChaoson September 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI'm so glad people have commented on this song. It's my favorite song from The Good Life as well and it's so bleepin' sad, it's unbelievable. Honestly, I can't listen to it that often because it just crushes me. So beautiful and tragic. The whole CD of Novena on a Nocturn is truly described by the "overwhelming sad" he sings about in the opening track. Anyhow, I think this is just an amazing song about the beginning and end of his relationship with his former wife.
    DeathRockBoyon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh wow...i can't even tell you how much i needed to hear the last few lines of this song...It describes my 'relationship' with this guy so well...It's scary...Good tune, for sure.
    OrganizedChaoson September 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song.. favorite good life song by far.. one of those songs where you put the CD in just to hear that song.. yeah.
    ILikeGuamTheCountryon April 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYEAH...lol yah I like this song a lot..especially the end...WOOPEE :o)
    Mike Rotchhon April 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIncredible song, it has to be one of my favorite Good Life songs.
    One Eye Crowon April 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe bareness of the music helps kasher sound his lonliest. amazing.
    never say foreveron February 04, 2005   Link

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