Scene one
Curtain up
See the couple, coffee shop
Beatniks beating out beebop
Rainy day, skies are gray
But the couple feeling gay
Boy is laughing at her joke
Girl, embarrassed, takes a smoke
She should quit, yes she knows
But she's happy as she blows
Down the cafe, through the bar
Past the hippies and the jars
Of the bean that they drink
Everyday, every week
They should quit, coffee's bad
Makes you crazy, fucking mad
But they say in defense
With a pause for suspense
"It's the stuff of the gods
Sexy smart hot rods!
Roller coaster! Hurricanes!
Super-sonic jet planes!"
They should quit, yes they know
But where the hell would they go?
They're like me, in a bind
Don't you see?
Love ain't blind

I could make a habit out of you

Scene two
Same play
Same people
Different day
In a car with no top
No speed limits, no cops
Girl is driving, she's the queen
In control of this machine
She is talking much too loud
Excited by the sound
They are screaming, buzzing hard
Open road, super car
What they need is some speed
105 is the key
Life is short, so they say
Carpe diem, seize the day
Unlike me, in a bind
I don't get it, love ain't blind

I could make a habit out of you

Scene three
City streets
Buying shit, selling too
Need a fix or some food?
Or some sex? There's a whore
Looking beautiful but bored
Like to drink?
There's a bar
Need a lift?
Take my car
A stop for every whim
Your heart's desire lets you in
In this city, in this scene
At this party you are queen
You're addicted to the lights
To the sounds, to the sights
To the pleasure, to the pain
The hot nights, the cold rain
To the smoke, to the drink
To the buzz, don't think
To danger to the fear
To the speed, it's fifth gear
All the time, night or day
There is no choice, it's just the way
You should quit, yes you know
But where the hell would you go?
You're like me, in a bind
Now you see
Love ain't blind

I could make a habit out of you


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    General Commenti dont know if any of you guys have seen jump in concert but when Matt Bivins performs this song... it's amazing. He is such an awesome performer! This song makes me really happy. I love how it reads like a play, not many people today write like that. The last "scene" seems to explain an addicting drug or something. All of the things explain one if you look at they closely.
    hello_gorgeouson May 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about habits and addictions, presented in the form of a play in three acts. Smoking, coffee, driving fast (in convertibles!), shopping, sex, drinking... and of course, love. This is one of my personal favorites and Matt does an *amazing* job with it!
    bloobirdieon June 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is the song that made me fall in love with Jump, Little Children - I even married the friend who first played it for me! (Although, that was like, 8 years later...) "Habit" is great on the album, but seeing it live is an absolutely hypnotic experience. Matt Bivins keeps the audience in the palm of his hand everytime he sings, and that's most apparent with this song!
    fifteenstorieson October 29, 2007   Link

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