I wrote the news today
In the tent outside the midway rides
And as my money flew
Singing to their pockets you
Could only know your shame
Knowing what the good ones do

And when you see the bruises on my legs from kicking pills, yeah
Then you see how recklessly the pages are filled
Make headlines, believe them come back
Make headlines, believe them come back

Want to be upside down
Maybe thrown from side to side?
Want to fall from the clouds
Sailing like a ship at sea?
Want to think out so loud
That the fashion police break me?

And when you see the bruises on my legs from kicking pills, yeah
Then you see how recklessly the pages I fill
Make headlines, believe them come back
Make headlines, believe them come back

You'll cry
You'll cry, believe me, come back

I wrote the news today
In the tent outside the midway rides
And when my money flew
Singing to their pockets I
I filled the whole front page
With the catchiest words I could find

Fake headlines, believe me come back
Fake headlines, believe them come back


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    General Commentthis song is so good. i cant believe no one else has commented on it.
    xxbrybryxxon May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentA Masterpiece of production more than the actual lyrics, but they fit well. Contains a great line "And when you see the bruises on my legs from kicking pills."
    That always stuck with me for some reason.
    Dammit. I've always had an affection for bands that have more hooks than substance.
    dougievileon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTotally agree with you, dougievile, on that line.
    pro-voiceon December 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about this dude that breaks up w/ a chic for some bogus reason or vise versa, and the girl wants to go back but she has to much pride and doesnt want to lose face to her freinds, or anyone, who doesnt think they will get back together. But then a.c. is like make headlines belive them come back...cause he is a musical pimp...and neco case is hott.
    KINGmiduson February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe imagery of the carnival atmosphere with the midway and rollercoasters seem to reflect how the narrator views the media - a circus. The headlines are just thrown together and selectively filtered and skewed so the reading public just eats it up and "come[s] back" for more.

    I don't understand the line about "kicking pills," anyone?
    little_strangeron August 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell...kicking, being a slang term for quiting...and ask anyone whose ever quit pills/booze/etc. will leave "bruises" cause it ain't easy, if you're kicking hard enough that is.
    Beeve O Beeveon January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to me that this song is about a junkie journalist that makes up stories to get paid and feed his pill habit.
    SomethingCleveron February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt seems to me that this song is about a fat pile of nothing and it's really good
    pandamorandaon March 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about taking drugs to write music, and how we as the music consuming public don't care what the artist actually goes through physically or emotionally for them to write the songs, including total self-destruction, as long as the song is catchy. in fact don't we idolize the rock and roll suicides?
    enjoymywaffleson July 18, 2007   Link

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