mom and dad cant remember if i told ya
how glad i am i finally got to know ya
years from when we met after i left home

let me sing you sweet and distant fictions
on lonely nights you would lay and listen
if you dont like it wait until i fix it

the morning comes and cops invade my conscience
i run around the house of heated atom
cant forsee the outcome you can lean to one side

if ever i should seem to take for granted
this lovely life that i have been handed
darlin dont just stand there, come knock me around

because i know that i can ride my way out of this black hole
back to all the things that i missed
sometimes i wonder if i even exist
add another line to my wish list

the overview is not the same as going through
the present joy and all it took to come to this
to know the ending would be pretending

they took my words and wrote them off as passin
it pissed me off enough to keep me writing
go make your living boy, ill go home fighting

cause i know i can ride my way out of this black hole
back to all the things that i missed
you stay, digging at your own little dish
its just another thing on my wish list

if i should slide over and under
you know i just might
stay until i get it right

some people say im corny or im morbid
i always thought i was touching, i was tragic
one mans magic, is anothers plastic

well which one is it, am i sweetness am i sickness
if i say both youll say i lack commitment
of course youre right, of course im right

but i know i can ride my way out of this black hole
back to all the things that i missed
sometimes i dont even know you exist
its just another thing on my wish list


Lyrics submitted by superdavey

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    General CommentMan, I hope I'm not the only one still listing to JTB in 2012. I think this is my favorite song by them. The lyrics are cheesy but, poetic. It all makes sense as to why it's cheesy when he says "Some people think I'm corny, or I'm morbid". The song almost references itself.

    It is "I know I can write my way out of this". To me this song is about about that dream of being a poet, a writer or a musician, and how everything in your life adds to your writing, oooooorr, about how going through life is like reading a book. The overview (the Cliff's Notes/ getting the story from someone else) is not the same as going through (reading the book/ actually living something).
    idlj13on January 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthm...this song isnt as good lyrically and musically as most jtb songs. i do like the part "well which one is it, am i sweetness or am i sickness/ if i say both you'll say i lack commitment/ of course youre right, of course i'm right"
    DexterWatch13on March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm...this isnt the best jtb song lyrically or musically, but i really like the like that starts with "well which one is it, am i the sweetness am i the sickness"
    clarity513on March 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYet another incorrect posting of lyrics by superdavey
    impossibledreameron April 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcorrections

    the morning comes and cops invade my conscience
    **then morning comes and cops invade...**

    i run around the house of heated atom
    ** I run around the house a heated atom**

    Because i know i can ride my way
    **(cuz) I know, i can write my way**

    back to all the things that i missed
    **back to all the things that i miss**

    you stay, digging at your own little dish
    ** you stay digging at your own little ditch**

    its just another thing on my wish list
    ** That's just another thing on my wish list**
    impossibledreameron April 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti disagree... i think this song is beautiful. maybe i just relate too much or something?
    versustheseaon February 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso, it's "I know I can WRITE my way out of this black hole"; makes sense with the numerous references to writing, fiction, etc.
    kellyelephanton September 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely still listening to LTB.
    FILLING THE CORNERS UP WITH LIGHT AND SHIT
    103077on January 31, 2013   Link

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