"The Science of Selling Yourself Short" as written by and Louis James Schaub Christopher Demakes....
I've come to my senses
That I've become senseless
I could give you lessons on how to ruin your friendships
Every last conviction, I smoked them all away
I drank my frustrations down the drain, out of the way
So I sit and wait and wonder
Does anyone else feel like me?
Someone so tired of their routines and disappearing self-esteems

I'll sing along
Yeah with every emergency
Just sing along
I'm the king of catastrophes
I'm so far gone
That deep down inside I think it's fine by me
I'm my own worst enemy

I could be an expert on co-dependency
I could write the best book on underage tragedy
I've been spending my time at the local liquor store
I've been sleeping nightly on my best friends kitchen floor
So I sit and wait and wonder
Does anyone else feel like me?
I'm so overdosed on apathy and put down on sympathy

I'll sing along
Yeah with every emergency
Just sing along
I'm the king of catastrophes
I'm so far gone
That deep down inside I think it's fine by me
I'm my own worst enemy

Let the meaning slip away
Lost my faith in another day
Self deprecation seems okay
I never thought I'd make it anyway

I'll sing along
Yeah with every emergency
Just sing along
I'm the king of catastrophes
I'm so far gone
That deep down inside I think it's fine by me
I'm my own worst enemy

That I'm my own worst enemy
I'm my own worst enemy
And I'm my own worst enemy
'Cause I'm my own worst enemy
And I'm my own worst enemy


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"The Science of Selling Yourself Short" as written by Louis James Schaub Christopher Demakes

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    General CommentIm listening to this now. And its so good.
    I mean like its how i feel most of the time. How alot of people feel i bet. The upbeat tune represents me smiling through it when inside im saying things like the lyrics say. Upbeat but negative at the same time.

    Its perfect.
    girlypantson January 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's one of those songs you go to when you're completely fed up with yourself.
    klson March 24, 2007   Link
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    MemoryI got arrested listening to this song.
    stapleboxon November 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy hasn't anyone commented on this song yet?! This is definitely one of the best Less Than Jake songs, in my opinion. I love Rogers voice.
    x_lessthanjake_xon May 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a really good song. The meaning isn't really hidden, just simply about depression and feeling like you're doing everything wrong.
    I think we've all felt just like this before, so its really to relate to.
    ZeroOneon May 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYou can listen to this song and relate to everything he's saying, and probably even remember a time that all of it happened to you, but since the song is so upbeat, it makes everything feel a little bit better. Get yourself a joint, listen to this song, and watch the problems melt away.
    sidekickjonon June 01, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"i could give you lessons hwoto ruin your friendships" took the words straight outta my mouh
    SavesTheDayRockon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLTJ write alot about being in a teenage state of mind, and this is a great example. both the lyrics and the laid-backness of the music give the message "i cant do nothing right, but so what?!"
    hideous1984on October 13, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdefinately the best song by less than jake. i love the upbeat sound to it, and yet the lyrics are so negative at the same time. i just can't believe nobody else has commented on it much?
    kid emoon November 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentstart of this year when i was souly into punk such as blink and nfg i went on msn one summer day and my mate goes 2 me ohh download this song science of selling your self short by less than jake, i had no idea who they were but i did it, he said he had herd them on mtv and that they were reall good so i got the song and finaly it finished downloading and i herd the lines I've come to my senses,
    That I've become senseless those lins alone were enough to get me hooked on the band that would prolby shape who i am! like most people i have a gateway less than jake song and this is defintly it. year on i own all the less than jake albums and i noticed that this song still stands out from pretty much any other song and if your posting stuff like ohh this song rocks and its soo cool n shit read the lyrics proply its fucking sad song with a deep meaning. it rocks but its not like some happy song like jony quest or somthin
    LessThanJake4Lifeon December 15, 2004   Link

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