"Nothing Feels Good" as written by and Schoenbeck Bohlen....
I don't know east Texas from Louisiana.
And I don't know Alabama or where Atlanta lies tonight.
And Indianapolis.
Summers in park and recreation pools,

And carsick vacations in size eleven in "I'm going to heaven" shoes.
I don't know god;
I don't know anyone or if anything will be all right.
Like I don't know Billy Ocean from the ocean floor.

I don't own any albums, I don't know anything.
I don't go to college anymore.
I've got my hands on the one hand,
But I don't know where to put them.

But on the other hand,
I don't know if I'll talk my way out of this one tonight.


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"Nothing Feels Good" as written by Didier Bohlen

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    General Commentbest song.
    kickeron August 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics are weird...no offense to any of you die hard promise ring fans out there :-P
    XmyHeaRtHope2Dieon September 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe version of this song that i have does not have the last line "But on the other hand. I don't know if I'll talk my way out of this one tonight" this song make me feel more sad than any other song i have ever heard but maybe that just cause i'm crazy
    Camarathon April 29, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"Summers in park and recreation pools, and carsick vacations in size eleven in "I'm going to heaven" shoes." Ok, this sounds really weird, but on the other hand it's obvious what this song is about: "I don't know anything". This is indeed a vey sad song.
    InLoveWithRebeccaon June 04, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"Summers in park and recreation pools, and carsick vacations in size eleven in "I'm going to heaven" shoes." Ok, this sounds really weird, but on the other hand it's obvious what this song is about: "I don't know anything". This is indeed a vey sad song.
    InLoveWithRebeccaon June 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very awkward point in this guys life. He is trying to start this romance with this man/woman however how does he start? He is a college drop out/graduate who is untravelled. He isnt one of those people that knows everything about music and whose favorite part of vacation is which shoes he will wear. He has spent his summers in park (not drive or neutral, probably sexual reference) and he is at a loss as to how to start this romance comfortably.
    UFstevenon May 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti personally don.t think its all that literal. he says "summers in park & recreation pools" like, the department of parks & recreation, not park as in a car. i think the "going to heaven" shoes refer to good shoes, like ones you'd wear to church.

    i think its basically about just being lost, confused, alone. he doesn.t know where to put his hands, and i think the reference is vaguely referring to a clock. he doesn.t know what to make of life; he doesn.t know where he.s going.
    eyes like julyon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyae "eyes like july" has it more. the part about parks and recreation, and car sick vacation and shoes is all nostalgic about childhood. he is thinking back to when he was young with his family because like someone said earlier he is at an awkard time in his life after college where people are just pretty damn confused. i think its more of a frustrated, nostalgic, confused song.
    gregisgregon April 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti dont have this version, but the last line sounds like Texas is the Reason's "There's no way I can talk myself out of this one tonight (the drinking song)". maybe they borrowed the line? (TITR's cd came out a year earlier). regardless, capn jazz and braid were known for using the same lines in songs, maybe it's something like that!
    sean7711on May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI also have never heard the last line of this version. But I really thoroughly love this song. I love that The Promise Ring is almost sloppy sounding sometimes. It's not a poor quality recording or performance, it's just slightly more real than most canned studio recordings. I like that they sound like real people with real feelings. And I like that this song is written in a "stream of consciousness" sort of style.
    jillianwinteron June 12, 2006   Link

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