"Suburbia" as written by Matthew Good and Dave Genn....
You will come back within yourself
You can be art when we melt
And I will know what you were for
I say we're leaving

There ain't nothing here at all
Another day, a week, the mall
And baby if I was in demand
You would be mine

Someday this place is gonna burn
Is whole life in there waiting?
Someday your head is gonna turn
And you'll realize I'm missing
Do you realize?

You will come back, convince yourself
You can stay alive and wait for me
And I will know what this was for
And I'll say we're leaving

There ain't nothing here at all
Another month, a year that's all
So you can tell them I'm coming and
Hell's coming with me

Someday this place is gonna burn
Is whole life in there waiting?
Someday their heads are gonna turn
And they'll realize you're missing

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"Suburbia" as written by Matthew Good Dave Genn

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    General CommentThis song is about how people are so wrapped up in material things that they don't even realize the world around them has changed
    big_ben57696on April 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThere are "secret live" lyrics to this song. Here's the chorus that follows at the end of the song, that you'll only hear at a live show:

    Sweet I'm sleepy it feels like the real thing the doctors are confident the pills always win it's like constantly travelling but you don't see a thing and the parts of you forgotten are all unearthed

    as well as the second set of secret lyrics :

    That night we were hopeless and dead on our feet the bombs started falling we walked out to the street and waited for confidence cause surely it's given only at the last minute so you can die living

    and i read on runningforhome.net that this song is about:
    I think it's about Matt's upbringing in Suburbia and how he felt trapped in a place where people's goal were very simple and unimaginative

    onspie1234on June 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwonderful song. I somewhat agree with your interpretation big_ben. And thank you onspie for those "secret" lyrics. I never will be likely to see matt live considering my location. Wonderful lyrics.
    OrangeSteamboaton July 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song... it could be the theme song for the little suburban hell I'm stuck in right now. I think this song is amazing at capturing the feeling of dismality that tends to accompany places like that. It seems like everyone is just going through the motions but it's all very empty and vacant somehow. For me, this song is about just looking around where you are and being totally disgusted and wanting to break away.
    ShimmerChickon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhen you listen to the song, you get the feeling that he's talking about someone he used to date. He slowly realizes that the relationship is not working out (There ain't nothing here at all) and he wants to break it off. This, like all Matt good songs has multiple meanings, and in this song he takes the feelings of emptyness and vacancy associated with suburban living and compares it to his relationship.
    blenderon August 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthey i have a question, does MGB sing a song either called hether's like sunday or that has those lyrics in it? i download the song and i really like it but the lyrics aren't on this site so i was wondering if it was really buy them or some person at kazza messed up..
    RubberDuckieYAYon August 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyes they do that song heathers like sunday but its just matthew good... and you dont gonna be in a location where the perform live to hear the lines you can download live versions with it even a remix thats called silent naratic remix but they are hard to find but i dont live in canada so i cant see them live either../ i have to order there cd's cuz im in america
    onspie1234on September 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWhen I listened to thesong for the first time my first impression of its meaning was that the singer is sorta caught in a psychological flu. The music gave me this feeling as well. I think it's the kind of apathy you get into when you realize that the one you used to be with is suddenly gone, but you wanna hold on to the past situation. U get it ?
    AgathaKavkaon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti knew exactly what this song was about the first time i heard it, it was about getting of someplace u hate cuz theres nothing there and when u leave u know "hells coming with YOU". I totally relate this song seeming how im growing up in RED NECK suburbia.
    clown137on November 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOnspie, I'm pretty sure those live lyrics are for "Strange Days" and not this song.
    Jerilon January 09, 2005   Link

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