This is how it seems to be
Other people's lives seem more interesting
Because they ain't mine
Other people's lives seem more interesting
Because they ain't mine
Other people's lives seem more interesting
Because they ain't mine
Other people's lives seem much more interesting

Well, I'm fed up and I need to go
Out of existence or just down the road forever
Well, later that night on the side of the road
I'm out of gas and I should have known better
Well, a guy shows up, he's 25 years old
Always thought this kid was such a mama's boy
He said, and that's what he said
He's been in the army and he did some speed
He went down to Thailand, and he did the deed
Oh yeah, he did it for the boys
A cop shows up, way damn late
I was excited, but usually I hate to see them

Other people's lives seem more interesting
Because they ain't mine
Other people's lives seem more innocent
Because they ain't mine
Other people's lives seem more interesting
Because they ain't mine
Other people's lives seem more interesting
Because they ain't mine

Later that night on the side of the road
I'm out of gas and I should have known better, yeah
I'm fed up and I need to go out of existence
Or just down the road forever, oh yeah
Well, a guy shows up, he's 25 years old
Always steals his kisses, such a mama's boy
He said, and that's what he said
Palm tree houses way down the lane
I was excited but usually I hate to see them, yeah

(Isaac mumbling)

On the road
Out of road
Going out
Out of gas
Out of road
Out of car
Out of everything at last
Out, out, rent a car
Got yourself a crazy walk
Said a bowlegged
Or maybe you're just peglegged
Or something like that

Well, later at night on the side of the road
I'm out of gas and I should have known better, oh yeah
Cop showed up, way damn late
I was excited but usually I hate to see them, yeah

(Isaac mumbling)

Big car, and I should’ve promised myself
I can not go when there’s nothing better
And it’s better all alone on the side of the road
I could’ve sworn she left when I was drunk
My god, now her face is gone
It goes on and on and on and on
Out of gas and nothing left
Got caught but I’m still on the gas
I said, I said, I said now I’m going to break my pace

(Isaac mumbling)


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  • +7
    General CommentI want to start this of by saying this has to be my favourite MM song.

    Issac talks about being fed up and wanting to just drive away from it all. I believe this is a feeling that accompanies a lot of mental illnesses; a general displeasure with life and that "grass is greener" mentality.

    He hops in his car and heads down the road. Only to find himself sitting by his car in the dark, the gas meter reading empty and he is left wishing he didn't make such a rash decision. He wanted to escape but the realities of life have caught up with him again. Whether this be a child you have to care for, or bills you have to pay or simply a car running out of gas. The realities always get you.

    As he sits there on the road, a guy shows up. This 25 year old that reminds him of his past. He knows this guy, he associates him with something he doesn't like in his own gender. We've all known the kids from high school who joined the army to go shoot a gun and not think about it. This guy who appears runs on the typical guy programming; he joins the army to shoot a gun and get his dick wet. This considered, the guy has no advice or nothing to offer him. "He said... this is what he said..."... nothing.

    The police show up. He clearly doesn't enjoy the presence of authority, but considering his circumstances he couldn't be happier. He gets closer to home and recognizes the palm trees of his neighbourhood/whatever. It grounds him. He's happy, in an odd way, to be home. He has come back into the reality and not just that flight mentality.

    I dunno. To me this song is about trying to get away, realizes that no matter where you go life isn't all that different. And eventually you have to deal with reality.
    Stickykeyboardblueson March 15, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Commentif you really want to know what this song means go live in Issaquah, WA with nothing to do but drugs and play music, and then you might understand it a little better, but probably not
    citizendildo2045on November 05, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOther people's lives seem more interesting than mine... but really, they're just as boring. Most of 'em, at least.

    best line = well i'm fed up and i need to go
    out of existance or just down the road forever..
    kingleroythompsonon June 10, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentcitizendildo:

    I don't think so. See "Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset":

    "I blame this town, this job, these friends. The truth is: it's myself."
    rra2kon November 12, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is a song about the mistakes young people make (impulsiveness, drinking, relationships) and the lonliness they often feel as a result of their mistakes. it's about taking things for granted, about how short term plans that seem like the answer to all our problems often just cause us to end up feeling stupid and cause further setbacks.

    but since nobody ever listens, almost everybody does some really dumb, regrettable stuff between the ages of 18-25 that causes a lot of damage in their lives. people get hurt, they lose relationships, etc.

    this song is an ode to that.
    LA_Rounderon October 16, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Well I’m fed up and I need to go out of existence
    Or just down the road forever"

    sounds like he was thinking about suicide.
    lookdeeperon January 15, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOut of gas
    Out of road
    Out of car
    Out of everything at last

    best lyrics ever in my opinion
    tragictravistyon February 02, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHi,
    The mumbling is in my opinion is one of the best parts :)
    kthxbai
    pgmacdonon June 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenttypical mouse... typical great song... typical Brock!!
    securebravoon August 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbeautiful and true. my life sucks...
    pretencious_snobon March 26, 2003   Link

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