"In The Same Room" as written by and James Christopher/burch Adkins....
Fingers in, listen what voices say.
You always wrote for me, ego.
Risk worth taking risk worth leaving.
Seems I'm still afraid to promise.
Too big to stop too big to hold on to.
Trade up for the fast ride.
Trade your friends.
Train passes us.
Pulling your teeth you push away.
Cancel plans, cancel them all.
Check your breath for cold and hold on.
Please hold on.
No pictures left to burn good-bye to.
The smell of ash and white walls blank.
Phase passes us.
Horizontal lines and button up.
The drawers of paper all say one thing.
Like music boxes custom made.
Time passes us.
Don't move.
Be still.
Be silent.


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"In the Same Room" as written by Richard E Burch James Christopher Adkins

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    General Commentgood song
    fergusonsgayon February 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this person is debating whether to break up with the person he loves. Just a guess. But a good song.
    imthecootieon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about closure. "No pictures left to burn goodye to, the smell of ash and white walls blank." This song reminds me of Ben Folds' 'smoke'- "Leaf by leaf and page by page throw this book away, all the sadness all the rage throw this book away. Rip out the binding and tear the glue and all of the grief we never even knew we had it all along... We are smoke."
    stepsawayon May 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSuch a good song. I love the way that you ca listen to Static Prevails up until this song and it just washes over you. Then the part where Tim screams "Be still, be silent" just launches out. Second only to Claire of Static Prevails!
    quiet_poisonon August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've never heard this song before, but the lyrics make me want to hear it. I need money, ha ha. I love these lyrics though, you guys have major speciality with music. JImmy eat world that is.
    psychotic_bitchon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat song i like the boxes custom made part cuz it';s true. JEW ROX!!!
    jimmyeatworld867on April 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentfingers in what?
    music_man122on April 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about the ending of something great. everyone knew that it would eventually end. and they seem to be scared of letting it end, because they don't know what to expect after the falling.
    another pricless JEW song
    watch the fireworkson May 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentamazing song! after reading through the words i read "trade up for the fast ride". so ace that they use the same lyrics years later in Futures, keeping the old with the new. you rock jimmy eat world!
    Shezzaon May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song was about someone contemplating suicide.
    Mr_Gazon May 18, 2007   Link

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