"Ain't That Unusual" as written by and John Rzeznik....
Can you talk to me
Honestly
Cuz I never heard a word you said now
And I ain't just being mean

Cuz all we are is what we're told
And most of that's been lies
It's like a made for TV movie
And I just blew my lines

Someday you never made it
and maybe you never will
Hey, you never made it
It ain't that unusual

Now I feel unknown
And it's safe that way
Are you too bored to care or too dumb to be scared
What's that supposed to mean

I'm burnt out on some empty reasons
And other wastes of time
Something that I wish I'd said
But I don't think it rhymed

Someday you never made it
and maybe you never will
Hey, you never made it
It ain't that unusual

See I'd love to be you
Least then I'd see you
Sorry I put them words in your mouth
but you wouldn't talk to me

Everything I want I haven't got
Sick of everything I'm not
Put my heavy coat on for a while
It's freezing in the corner of my mind

Someday you never made it
and maybe you never will
Hey, you never made it
Now ain't that unusual



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"Ain't That Unusual" as written by J Rzeznik

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    General CommentFirst off, my favorite song of all time. I've always interpreted it like this: "A Boy Named Goo" was possibly the last record the Goos were ever going to make. John was on the verge of quitting the band. Things didn't look to good. This is a very sarcastic song to me. It's basically about the band not 'making it', and John's feeling about possibly not making music anymore (There's something that I wish I'd said/but I don't think it'd rhyme) and really their impending failure. Kind of a 'oh well, I don't care' kind of song.
    boynamedgoo22on November 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAngus BIOTCH!!
    Gabeon August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about wanting something but not getting it. Also wishing you'd said something when you didn't say a word. Then realizing that it isn't unusual for that to happen to you.
    Good_OL_MCon August 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell, I think like most of the Goo's songs,it's like a big great "Fuck off" to the world. that's waht I really love about them, they can sing out their feelings but they also keep bombing our ears with questions about where society goes. I love them , they're seriously my favorite band, and this was their first song i ever heard, so I love it!
    maitrzeznikon November 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentEver notice no one coments on the older Goo stuff? Well, any way I love this song. I agree totally with boynamedgoo22. That they where thinking they were over with going 11 years without one hit, I know I would have given up.
    lancerchickon January 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjohnny talking to himself again.........genius
    gonletitslideon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the people before me explained the song in itself, but to me it is a song which I put on when I'm not happy whit myself: "Put my heavy coat on for a while It's freezing in the corner of my mind" and "i'm burnt out on some empty reasons"
    Then somehow, it makes me feel better - though the lyrics go the other way :) "Cuz I never heard a word you said now"
    tugiton February 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentalong with Acoustic #3 probably the most underrated goo goo dolls song one of my favorites haha and i do the same thing tugit :-)
    lineandsinker62on July 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcant believe there arent more comments on this, its the best song theyve written.

    see i'd love to be you, at least then i'd see you.
    sorry i put them words in your mouth but you wouldnt talk to me.

    possibly the finest lyrics ever written
    SamuelHWon August 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI definitely agree with everyone else. I love everything from the lyrics to the beat. I personally feel this song is about not accomplishing your dreams. and the ain't that unusual is being sarcastic as if he knew he wouldnt succeed. Its about facing reality and realizing that you may not meet all your goals or dreams. It is bascially about not getting what you want whether its someone you want or a goal. "Everything I want I haven't got"...
    I also love the lines "Cuz all we are is what we're told
    and most of that's been lies" which are very true. and i know this is random but this song relates to the book death of a salesman bc i just read that for english and they just fit
    melx324on September 12, 2007   Link

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