"Mix Tape" as written by Jesse Lacey, Brian Lane, Garrett Tierney and Vincent Accardi....
I got a twenty-dollar bill
That says no one's ever seen you without makeup.
You're always made up.
And I'm sick of your tattoos
and the way you always criticize the Smiths.
and Morrissey.

And I know that you're a sucker for anything acoustic.
But when I say let's keep in touch,
I really mean I wish that you'd grow up.
This is the first song for your mix tape.
It's short just like your temper,
But somewhat golden like the afternoons
We used to spend before you got too cool.

I got a twenty-dollar bill
that says no one's ever seen you without makeup.
You're always made up.
And I'm sick of your tattoos
And the way you don't appreciate Brand New
And me.

And I know that you're a sucker for anything acoustic.
But when I say let's keep in touch,
I hope you know I mean I wish that you'd grow up
This is the first song for your mix tape
And it's short just like your temper
But somewhat golden like the afternoons
We used to spend before you got too cool.

Yeah, but I wish you were my shadow (repeat 4x)


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"Mix Tape" as written by Garrett Tierney Brian Lane

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  • +8
    General CommentI gave a copy of this song for a girl who used to be one of my best friends about 2 years ago. One summer she decided that she was "too cool" to hang out with the likes of me.



    That was 2 weeks ago, she told me she still hasnt listened to the song.




    bitch.


    Sicarius1on June 06, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe song is about the lead singer of TBS alot of the emotions in this song about him can be heard on most tracks throughout this enitre album
    it pretty much chronicalizes the fact that the lead singer of TBS hasnt grown up and he hasnt acceepted the fact that he was the one at fault
    but afterwords TBS on the tell all your friends album made "theres no "I" in team" which was te whole situation between him, jesse, and jesses girl from his point of view.
    he uses the twenty dollar bill line and also uses the line from seventy times 7 which was taken from an actual conversation that had taken place between the two
    it was about jesse and how he acted after but was also about moving on the whole sorta bros before hoes type thing i guess and apologizing for the whole thing saying in was "unforgivable"
    which they had did and now both bands are as close as they used to be
    BNfan13on April 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I got a twenty-dollar bill that says..."

    so.. i suppose taking back sunday used this line on purpose in "theres no i in team"
    theboohion June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw these Long Island boys at the Lighthouse in Loveland, OH for the first time a couple days ago... I would have to say that this was my favorite of their songs... cute boys, very Alkaline Trio with Saves the Day lyrics... good stuff
    fadingxthexkisseson May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSaw these guys last night....very good show.

    very nice lyrics.
    Silent Crashon May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is maybe my favorite BN song...soooo good, so true...i'm a sucker for anything acousitc so...
    lying_awakeon May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti saw them with autopilot off ad te starting line the other night... very good show... the energy was amazing.. if you get a chance to see them do it, its worth any amount of money:)
    theusedthursdayon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a cool song. this goes out to brett, who is Waaay too cool for me now.
    ShorTon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti say these guys tonight....incredible. i was kind of suspect about them, but they proved me wrong.
    Bail Outon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti saw them last saturday on the 15th they were kick ass the opened for thrice and recover. i thought the were better then them both.
    melodramatic84on June 17, 2002   Link

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