"Ninety-Seven" as written by and Glenn Porter Robert John Doran....
I've got it now
A thorn in my side the size of a Cadillac
Drive it through
Cause backin' up now would be next to impossible
I had it all
When I was with you I forgot about everything
Eighteen months
Eighteen months seems like fucking eternity...

But you'll be there, to dry my eyes
When I breathe you in, in ninety-seven... In ninety-seven..

I've got it now
Like a thorn in my side the size of a Cadillac
Drive it through
Cause backin' up now would be next to impossible
I had it all
When I was with you I forgot about everything
Eighteen months... I won't breathe for eighteen months...

I don't deserve this, I don't deserve this,
I don't deserve this, no I don't deserve this
I don't deserve this, no I don't deserve this,
I don't deserve this, no I don't deserve this,
No I don't deserve this, no I don't deserve this no


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"Ninety-Seven [*]" as written by Mathew Thomas Skiba Glenn Porter

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    General CommentOne word... Awesome.
    TheGamer13on July 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentexcellent............so sad but true, I can't believe how I can relate every AT song to my life
    fre5hon August 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe best song ever.
    Jonnymacdon March 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, my best friend craig thinks that the words "eightteen months seems like FUCKING eternity" is skiba talking about the time he was in prison for a year and a half, and he couldnt have his precious pot...
    MATTALLENdoodieon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI've heard that theory too...about the pot and all. I guess it could make sense, but then again you could say its about his kitten, and that could technically fit as well.
    SavestheWeezon July 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, i'm kinda surprised it hasn't had more comments. It honestly sends a shiver down my spine, it's perfect
    bubblespp1on January 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah im surprised there isnt more comments too but anyway i wouldnt be at all surprised if it was about pot...hahaha read the lyrics again with that thought in mind...makes me giggle.anyway i obviously dont know skiba personally,but its pretty obvious he loves his pot and alcohol haha.i love the way he stresses his FUCKING hahaha its wonderrrrrrfulll
    ApathyIsaColdBodyon February 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthere aren't as many comments here because the same song is listed as '97, and that's where everybody puts their comments. But this song is fucking awesome. One of my favorites on the Alkaline Trio remastered-ish album.
    truble breathingon June 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great... not much to it, but it has a good sound and beat to it... the song in itself is great because matt sings it so well... thorn in my side the size of a cadillac... great comparison once again'

    trio is my favorite band by far... i actually created a poem using ALL 91 of their songs. Each song is special in its own way so I am going to give credit to all of them and post my website (maxpages.com/…) where you are more than welcome to read my poem and post your comments and opinions, have a good one fellow trio fans (-:
    Bo0shon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentEver been out on the road in your car? You were supposed to turn but didn't.. You done fucked up! So you just drive that motherfucker through 'cause there ain't no turning back now!

    Sometimes life is like that.. Especially after your girl dumps you. :P

    "I had it all
    When I was with you I forgot about everything"

    All that old pain just washed away when I was with you.. But now you're gone and everything's back to the shitty way it was before.
    urza216on April 13, 2009   Link

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