do you ever feel like you just landed
on this earth?
see the creatures all do their dances
back and forth
you get restless and then you join them
on the floor
suddenly it’s tomorrow
it’s not today anymore
you talk to the ceiling every day
the speakers are shaking
why do i hear you okay?
they’re playing soul at the wrong speed
it sounds right now
what are you doing to me?
d’you ever feel like what we call real life
is not so real?
tripping up on the same old problems
you had last year
well we’ll pretend it’s another planet
not so uptight
the stars are shining above the city
every night
they come every night
where are we going?
i don’t care
our friends all left
let’s go anywhere
it’s getting late
i don’t care
it’s just you and me
let’s go anywhere

Lyrics submitted by ruben

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    General Commentthey're playing soul.. at the wrong speed..
    Nada Surf is so fun
    Quailmann7on February 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentso new order-y
    caliente!on January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it's about a couple who feel alienated from everyone and everything except themselves ("it's just you and me"). Everything is so foreign to them; things aren't what they used to be ("our friends all left").

    "They're playing soul at the wrong speed" is a great lyric.
    timchillion June 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song definitely has a "new order" tone, but I think the singer isn't calling for it, just saying the way things are seems a little off from what it should be, however, he sounds somewhat ambivalent and decides he's just going to make the best of it.
    whaton June 25, 2008   Link

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