She says she's read too many fashion magazine
She's forgotten what real love is like
And as the basement collects more kids off the street
They smoke themselves to death waiting for the band to begin
They have been tuning up there for an hour now
And I don't think I can stand another minute more
But just then the first chord strums
And the drums set in
And I know what I have been waiting around for
Because no one's going home until the morning comes
No one's going to sleep until the sun comes up
Did you hear those first two songs?
They were fucking tough
And the band is not going to stop until the cops show up
So hold your applause until the end
And wait for the sadness to set in
Because that's the only feeling that's worth it
He say he's done with the pop music scene
There's too many opinions and so few are worth a shit
He has got to learn to act a little more mean
Because the mean ones always end up with the record deals
And it is only when I'm angry that I feel complete
When we are screaming at each other is when I am most happy
I hang out with my friends and then I get depressed
And I drink myself to sleep with any strength that is left
And I quit going to church a year ago
And my teachers think that my faith is gone
But I can do without the Eucharist
Because I found God in a Solid Jackson song


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    General Commentsolid jackson is a band. i have the spend an evening with saddle creek DVD, and it talks about other bands in omaha before saddle creek was formed, and it showed all of these pictures. and there was a picture of a band, and it said solid Jackson really big. one of the better songs on that album too.
    fevers + mirrorson June 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw Conor play this in Seattle recently (on the 5th of April) and it was absolutely amazing. The fact that he wrote this when he was 15 is just incredible. Great song to here LIVE!
    tizonicon April 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe that anybody could be so talented to write something like this so young. fuckin' a.
    oh.valentineon April 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentConor is certainly amazing and it shines through on this song. It's so blunt with its points and yet it drives really deep.
    Strawberrywishon April 24, 2003   Link
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    General Commenttizonic, you were at the show at the showbox? that was an awesome show, i went to it too. that was my favorite song from the set, solid jackson rules.
    thereverendcaseon May 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI like it more live than recorded, probably because the quality of recording sucks so bad...it makes me think about my youth (I'm 25, but I mean...it makes me think about my teenage years), and once again it's all about catharsis.
    dorareeveron April 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentalso it's like the "naive" sum of all the recurrent bright eyes themes.
    sort of like a blueprint. not as great as other songs of his, but with all the elements that make those songs great thematically speaking.
    it's like a "potential" great Bright Eyes song.
    dorareeveron July 04, 2004   Link
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    General Comment...my teacher was talking about slang, and how in his grandad's day solid jackson meant cool. I've never heard that saying before.
    E398on November 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI've heard the saying before.
    And I think this song is really fun, and I laughed when I first heard, "did you hear those first two songs?
    they were fucking tuff", just cause it reminded me of the hXc scene.
    daddysgunon February 16, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"she says she's read too many fashion magazine
    she's forgotten what real love is like."

    wow. this song makes me so intensely, extremely happy.
    trailertrash49on July 31, 2005   Link

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