As I sift and drift through bullshit
That plagues from day to day
Would you ever really notice
That I've gone away?

I'm over the wall
Over the hill
Over at your place
I'm over the safety
Over the phone calls
Over the rage
What a Mistake

When you've lost the stones to throw
The one I found to make a fire
And all the lonley souls that say so, get fired

I'm over the wall
Over the hill
Over at your place
(Can't seem to get out of the way)
I'm over the safety
Over the phone calls
Over the rage
What a Mistake

What a Mistake
What a Mistake
What a Mistake
What a Mistake

I've never been lost
I've never been found
And it makes no difference
If I'm around.
(Can't seem to get out of the way)
It's never been words
It's never been actions
It's never been promises that I've never kept.
(Can't seem to get out of the way)

I'm over the wall
Over the hill
Over at your place
(Can't seem to get out of this)

Pulling on the threads
I'm always pulling on the threads
I'm always pulling on the threads
I'm always pulling
Oh what a mistake

Mistake

As I sift and drift in bullshit
That plagues from day to day
Would you ever really notice
That I've gone away?


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    General CommentI love this song SO much. It's incredible. They always seem to make more good stuff:-D I love that about them. They just seem to get better and better, unlike most bands that seem to get worse and worse. Nickelback is the best. Always will be!!!!
    Ardaniaon September 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHas no one else heard this song? That's too bad, it's really good! I want a new cd out, I gotta hear this song more!!!
    Ardaniaon September 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentive got an acoustic version of this song n it;s amazing!! I cant wait 4 the new album 2 come out 2 add 2 my collection.
    binky_on_wheelson September 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI've only heard this song once, and I absolutely love it! But I have no idea where to find it! What CD is it on? I didn't find it on The State.
    jadamscarrollon October 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFor those of you who don't know; this is NOT a Nickelback song. It's a cover, by the band Big Wreck. Even though Nickelback does a better version, check out Big Wreck's version. It's awesome.

    jadamscarroll - it's not on any CD, but it's being rumoured that it should appear on the next album - due out late summer of this year.
    pusheron March 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis isn't a Nickelback song. It's originally Big Wreck's. Even though Nickelback does a better job of it, you should take a peak at the original version, it's equally as good.

    jadamscarroll - it's not on any CD, but it's being rumoured that it will be on the next CD - due out late this summer.
    pusheron March 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is kuel. i like the tune and lyrics. i can't wait to add their next album. The State...... Curb..... Silver Side Up......... Maximum Nickelback........ Hesher ( i still need to find it )......... and their new CD that i will buy once it comes out........ are and will be good CD.
    lost_&_aloneon June 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a man bored with life and he thinks if he leaves (or may eb takes his life) nobody would notice and he'd be better off andf he makes a mistake obv
    Silversideon June 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song couldnt possibly be any better *except the word bullshit i think they need to take that out* its one of my top 10 favs!!
    Tonagamuon August 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentif you want it you can find it on their dvd - Live at Home. its acoustic and sounds amazing.
    LucyLu_ison August 23, 2006   Link

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