you make quite a lot for yourself
one better than you drowns
but it's weighing down
the sides of your mouth
to an appearing frown
there's more to add
than in my doubts

sharpen your overacting skills
to cut through the tension
mark your words
with confidence
selective attention

try and steady yourself
but with one hand down
losing balance
take a look at your hometown
you're a different person now
only one who hasn't changed
only one who's stayed the same

sharpen your overacting skills
to cut through the tension
mark your words
with confidence
selective attention

we get
our points
to appreciate the life you lead
don't rush the days you'll
wish they stayed for one year later

it's a tragic case of bad taste
but it's all concerning you
who truly can appreciate the
mess you've made

sharpen your overacting skills
to cut through the tension
mark your words
with confidence
selective attention


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    General CommentThis song is awesome! Ken has the best voice! It just goes so well with the song and everything! I dont believe nobody has commented on this song! It is the greatest.
    loser_kidon June 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentKen is so great. This acoustic cd is the best. Cant wait for it to hit stores! The Starting Line rawks!
    punkerchik06on July 01, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is good because it talks about the things that has happened in my life especially when it says "don't rush the days you wish they stayed for one year later" because that was one of the things i didn't wanna do with my friend in the relationship i had with her because i did appreciate the life she lead and it was great. hopefully we'll be one again.
    aha4and1is5on December 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAm I an idiot or are these lyrics wrong?
    devastatoron June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNot just the lyrics...the title is "Selective". Here's the real lyrics:

    You've made quite a life for yourself, one better than you've dreamt
    But it's weighing down the sides of your mouth to an appearing frown
    There's more to it than it might sound

    Sharpen your overacting skills
    To cut through the tension
    Mark your words with confidence
    Selective attention

    Try and steady yourself, but with one hand down
    "Losing balance!"
    Take a look at your hometown
    You're a different person now
    The only one who hasn't changed, the only one who stayed the same

    sharpen your overacting skills
    to cut through the tension
    mark your words
    with confidence
    selective attention

    Make it a point to appreciate the life you lead
    Don't rush the days
    You'll wish they stayed for one year later

    (It's a tragic case of bad taste but it's all concerning you who truly can appreciate the mess you've made)

    sharpen your overacting skills
    to cut through the tension
    mark your words
    with confidence
    selective attention
    youlooksogoodinblueon July 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes youlooksogoodinblue has it right... and I love this song... I have this soft spot for acoustics and some of my favorite lyrics from any song ever-
    "sharpen your overacting skills
    to cut through the tension"
    haha I've done that before....
    French_dramaqueenon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is totally my life. I moved to away for school,Something I'd always dreamed of, but it wasnt what I had expected. ("You've made quite a life for yourself, one better than you've dreamt
    But it's weighing down the sides of your mouth to an appearing frown") Then when I came back to my hometown, everyone and everything had changed, and it was awkward. Its like realizing, life is what you make of it. If you waste time, thinking of how things could be in an ideal world, is just a waste of your life, sometimes you just have to grin and bare it, and make it something positive. I just love EP, it means alot to me. i think its perfect.
    Barefoot Babyon May 24, 2006   Link

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