you
want to be
like the man on the moon
for every one step you take
they have to run to be by you

you
want to be
with your fathers smile beside you
cause you just won
the beauty pageant
for your sweet sixteen

you
want to be
the little black box
thats there after we crash
solemnly youll play the facts
so they can hear how bad
we had it

you won't have to fake it
when im gone

you
want to be
the little gray cat
who stays home each day
and doesnt have to work

you wont have to fake it
when im gone

im gone


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    General Commentfirst PK song i heard, now this band is one of my favs
    emo4evron August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe title "Gatsby" is probably a reference to the book "The Great Gatsby," which was basically about a guy (Gatsby) that was willing to sacrifice everything about himself for the woman that he loved who turned out to be absolute trash compared to him, though he never seemed to realize it.

    the little black box
    thats there after we crash
    solemnly you'll play the facts
    so they can hear how bad
    we had it

    This could be a reference to towards the end of the novel, when Daisy (the girl) runs over someone in Gatsby's car. In the novel, Gastby took the blame for her and was murdered (black box) for it.
    Acey_Deareston January 18, 2006   Link

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