"Line And Sinker" as written by and Ben Kowalewicz Aaron Solowoniuk....
What you see is what you get (don't you know)
Fishing for the answer with a line and sinker
Look at me and don't forget (don't you know)
Hard to get a grip with all these broken fingers
Today I don't feel pretty
And I'm tired of trying to fit right in
Don't think they're just so great
Cause being great must suck
We don't always see the bright side
We all need ego suicide
You hung my id today
But I have licked my wounds and carried on
Everybody needs some sympathy
Santa seemed to miss my chimney
Reality is truly scaring me
So set 'em straight and finally say
What you see is what you get (don't you know)
Fishing for the answer with a line and sinker
Look at me and don't forget (don't you know)
Hard to get a grip with all these broken fingers
My heart is in the right place
So wipe that smurk right off your face
Don't make me feel like that
Cause that's just plain not nice
We don't always see the bright side
And I lied when I said I was fine
You slammed my face today
But I have licked my wounds and carried on
Everybody needs some sympathy
Santa seemed to miss my chimney
Reality is truly scaring me
So set 'em straight and finally say
What you see is what you get (don't you know)
Fishing for the answer with a line and sinker
Look at me and don't forget (don't you know)
Hard to get a grip with all these broken fingers
Everybody needs some sympathy
Santa seemed to miss my chimney
You stole my luck from me
And now my fortune cookie's empty
Cause you came and you stole it all from me
So set 'em straight and finally say
What you see is what you get (don't you know)
Fishing for the answer with a line and sinker
Look at me and don't forget (don't you know)
Hard to get a grip with all these broken fingers


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"Line and Sinker" as written by Ben Kowalewicz Aaron Solowoniuk

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  • +2
    General Commenti first heard this song in Grind when Eric Rivers guy took on Ryan Sheckler
    heartagramofhimon December 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese lyrics are awesome! It's another anthem for the underdogs of the teenage population of western civilization who get picked on and stepped on by the popular ones. The line 'being great must suck' comes from how being popular is a hard job and how it must really suck if everybody's worshipping you all the time and trying to be like you. Because even though the popular people are the center of attention, they are always on display and they can never falter because they're basically icons and idols to all the faceless, nameless drones who follow trends and fads and don't know what their identity is. There's also a part about 'Santa seemed to miss my chimney' which talks about how being alone makes you isolated from the whole world, and it seems that no one gives a rat's ass about you anymore, even Santa Claus.
    Getting a grip with broken fingers is kind of ironic, because you can't hold onto something with broken fingers.
    This is a great song along with great lyrics.
    mrs_chainsawon June 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is my anthem.

    When i ride the bus to school in the morning, this is the only thing that keeps me from not cutting my throat right then and there. I turn this up full blast and remember why I keep my chin up every day.

    They walk around with their noses in the air and their spray tans and fucking french tips. And all i can hear in my head is "TODAY I DON'T FEEL PRETTY..."

    being "great" must suck.
    : )

    god bless billy talent.
    rawsugar7891on May 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti totally agree with that very good analagy mrs_chainsaw

    JimmieD
    JimmieDxon June 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Don't think they're just so great
    Cause being great must suck"

    I love that line so much!!! :D
    Harry_Manbackon September 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentholy shit this band is FUCKING AMAZING i love this fucking song! best fucking canadians ever!
    WouldItBeYouon October 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, I just realised a mistake in these lyrics. It's:

    "Don't think that you're so great
    'Cause being great must suck."

    That's what it says in the lyrics book with the CD, not what's been posted here.
    Harry_Manbackon October 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI absolutley love this song! I saw it live at Warped tour this year and it was just so amazing. It's my favourite Billy Talent song. They're such a great band. I love the part when he says "What you see is what you get".
    Deadlysinnerson October 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRight on the money mrs chainsaw
    drummaneon November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother metaphor (i think thats the rite word) used is when he says fishing for the answers w/ a line and sinker, you can't fish with just a line and sinker, so he's saying he'll never get the answers. *peace*
    lucky_guess_roxon December 18, 2004   Link

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