"Rhythms" as written by and Deryck Jason/nori Whibley....
Mad in a way but I don't say
It's what you're used to
I got the words but can't convey
I know you'll turn it all around
'cause that's the rhythms that you go through
Get it back and you're not obliged to say
Not intact but you're better off anyway
Somehow it's never up to me
What if I would say
Simple words I can't relate
I don't place upon your view
It's the rhythms that you go through

I know what I want
You just take me through the motions
I know what I want
And that's more than you can say

Since you found me out
Since you found me out
Since you found me out
Since you found me out

Your story still remains
It's so unlike still you stay the same
And all the while you're counting in your day to come
But nothing ever told you
You would say that it's only for a day
Yesterday's last week tomorrow's on it's way
And I'm falling faster all the time

What if I would say
Simple words I can't relate
What came easy is not too late
And it was always standing right infront of me

I know what I want
You just take me through the motions
I know what I want
And that's more than you can say

ALl the time you thought worth saving
You still end up with memories fading
After all that you wouldn't do
It makes no sense
But it's that rhythms that you go through

I know what I want
You just take me through the motions
I know what I want
And that's more than you can say
I know what I want
You take me through the motions
I know what I want
And that's more than you can say

Since you found me out
Since you found me out
Since you found me out
Since you found me out


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"Rhythms" as written by Deryck Jason/nori Whibley

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is definetly my fave Sum 41 song. The music is so awesome and i just love it. I think its about when you first start becoming your own person, like making decisions all by yourself and stuff like that. Kinda like growing up. Like the I know what i want you just take me through the motions part is talking about how you know what you want to do with your life and your ready to do it by yourself but whoever the person is isnt ready to let you yet and so they are still 'going through the motions' with you. I dont know if that is right but its what i think and id like to hear other peoples opionions about this song. But no matter what it means it is a great song and i love it!!!
    SUM_Punk_Rawker41on May 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this songs about a bad relationship. He's got a gurlfriend that's holding him back. She won't let him grow and she doesn't know what she wants, even tho he does. He's "going through the motions" and pretending he's still into the relationship when he isn't and he wants something else or soemthing more. He's growing up and she's not... just my opinion.
    sexy_geekon June 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentright on...
    sebe17on May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDEFINATELY my favorite sum 41 song, i agree that thats what it means, but who knows??? its a great song to rock out too..and the guitars great too. deryck(bizzy d) is so adorable!!!!
    i_love_punk_rockon June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I know what I want,
    You just take me through the motions.
    I know what I want,
    And that's more than you can say"
    My ex played this for me and once he told me this part reminded me of me. He knew I never knew what I wanted.
    LilBiton July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song...sum 41 is just an awesome band. The music is great so are the lyrics and the Sum guys are great to. its my fav Sum 41 song to! :-D
    SuMpUnKsTa41on August 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is definitely their best song. Rawker I think your thing is pretty right, but I think that the second person is sort of holding that person back from being what they know they are, because they still don't know yet, and go through different "rhythms" in which they are somewhat different, not knowing if that is really who they are. Just my opinion...
    Redskins285624on April 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of my friend, He has majorly low self-esteem and he tells me all this stuff like that he's stupid and then when i disagree he tells me to prove it to him and then when i make a point he turns it around and i know what i want to tell him but i can't find the words ... the first verse describes that for me... it makes me mad but of course i don't tell the little twerp that
    jmurphon June 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah it's my fave sum 41 song also.i love the lyrics.
    greendy46on February 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dunno if this is my favorite ever (i mean, i haven't heard EVERY song...) but it's definitely my fave on the Album...i just got it, and i got stuck on that one...it's just great...
    green_day_FREAKon June 06, 2005   Link

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