You know what makes me happy
The things that make you sad
The feel that I controls absorbed by the radio jag
I found my indecision
The product of the media grime
The feel that I control have you press rewind

And now I'm on the wings
Hoping that you'll hear
Don't bother to respond
You love to hear me again
And when the sun beams down all of your lies
Close, close, yeah close the light

The sky's all grey in the barracks I know I'm a lousy hero
The classic act of feeling is that of a memory

And you are peering down through parascopic eyes
Close, close, yeah close (conscience)

I try to hide the fact that I'm afraid
We'll drive the band to Shippensberg and hope that we get played

And in the end of a season the voices turn it all off
The things that were so meaningless 'til the next one comes along

I try to hide the fact that I'm afraid
We'll drive the band to Shippensberg and hope that we get played


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    General Commentsweet song.
    weezerific:cutleryon April 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentShippensberg is a small town in PA. I can't remember what the song as a whole is about though.
    xvapidxon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti live ten minutes away from shippensberg, yes it is a small ass town in pa...anyway, this song means a lot to me, it's great.
    ok your majestyon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhen he sings
    And you are peering down through parascopic eyes
    Close, close, yeah close (conscience)
    the conscience part actually goes like this...(and taking time to expand my conscience)
    Darkness_5555on August 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSpikes a pimp. So is this song. heh. :)

    +M+
    HopesUnknownon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSpikes a pimp. So is this song. heh. :)

    +M+
    HopesUnknownon September 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhats the deal with "shippensbam"? I heard Bam sings it altho ive never been able to get a hold of one where it sounds any different. Oh and my cell plays this when it rings its awesome i rock out everytime i get a call
    shokknterroron March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentman I saw em play the Galaxy in Dallas and I left after the show but they played this as an encore and I couldn't get back in, i'm so sad
    therealhawnguinon April 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGreat great song, first time I heard it I didn't like it. But listened to it again and LOVED it.

    Some of the song seems to be about dis-liking the media. And how it seems like the bad things in famous peoples lifes, are what most interests them("you know what makes me happy, the things that make you sad"). But I dunno about some parts of it though.

    And what's a 'radio jag' ?
    Muzzyon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about a band driving to Shippensberg to get on the radio. I think Deron said he didn't write the lyrics or something like that.
    shokknterroron May 01, 2003   Link

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