I can't make the damn phone ring
It's simply pathetic if I call you anymore
I can figure it now we tallied our scores I got knocked out

I know when you come to town
I know where you drop your dime and whom it's for
I'm not good enough to time your cup of coffee 15 years
... was long enough

Look at me. I'm an old colleague
Another hard knocks day acquaintance
Finally you are free of me
It must be true or you'd give a minute

But it's always my fault
Always it's your forgiveness
This unbalanced resolve
I must be hateful
So I hang up the phone
Call it a small sacrifice
You still hear me now

Dear you, the vinyl it was blue
Stalking poor Blake commiserating drunks at sea
Do you remember when Jawbreaker rocked "The boat"? I'm sure you do
...and don't

Look at me. I'm an old fly buddy
Just a blue coach class acquaintance
Finally you are free of me
It must be true 'cause it only makes sense

I can still see you now
Pictures are in every town
I can still write it down
"I must be hateful"
I can hang up the phone
Even at those lofty heights
You still hear me now


Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by ron, fabriciolemos

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  • +1
    General Commentto me its not about jawbreaker, but the time of jawbreaker. recalling old times with old friends. and being sad that they have drifted appart as much as they did.
    Jipon May 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always sung along to this song thinking it was a break-up song!!but yea i can see how it could also be old friends drifting apart. that words that say "i hang up the phone" sort point towards a bad break-up in woteva the relationship was. i think its about bad air between once good friends who neva really got over it and go through life being stubborn and not fogiving...correct me if im wrong but i think its a hard song to interpret!
    wotsthatpunkysmellon April 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's not a tribute to Jawbreaker, it's about a lost friend. Joey sings about this guy in almost every album.
    ifollowaslanon June 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like a tribute to Jawbreaker ;)
    Punkfather666on June 27, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about joey's ex gf he asked to marry him. She said no after they had been together for 15 years. She also cheated on him with dude from jawbreaker....hense the mention of them rocking the boat and the name blake.
    xmoshxwarriorxon October 06, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentFavorite song on by Lagwagon so far. Good stuff
    sebe17on June 19, 2003   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYes, yes it does...
    sebe17on July 06, 2003   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI thik you got it dead on punkysmell
    BrandSpankingNewon March 30, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI thik you got it dead on punkysmell
    BrandSpankingNewon March 30, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentpossibly lagwagon's best song. notice the jawbreaker references throughout.
    BlackLungFeveron August 22, 2007   Link

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