"Things Are What You Make Of Them" as written by Justin Rice and Christian Rudder....
I'm spending my
I'm spending my days
I'm spending my
I'm spending my days

I'm spending my days
My day-mons yeah
They're taking up inside of my heart
They were trying to keep me entertained
But they were tearing me apart

Well my memory she was packing yeah
And I knew that she would never come back
She handed me a letter and then
Then she vanished in the black

And the letter said
(Things are what you make of them
Things are what you make of them
Let it be
And you know what I mean
Yeah you know what I mean
Things are what you make of them
Things are what you make of them
Let it be
And you know what I mean
Yeah you know what I mean)

Well I met up with my common sense
And I knew it by the way she stared
She said if you don't make a noise
I will never know your there

Ao I purchased me a ticket yeah
For a meeting with Jesus Christ
He shook my hand and offered me
Just this thimble of advice

He was telling me

Hello he-he-hello
Hey come on
Hello he-he-hello
Hey come on

Things are what you make of them
Things are what you make of them
Let be
Things are what you make of them
Things are what you make of them
Let be
Things are what you make of them
Things are what you make of them
You know what I mean
Yeah you know what I mean


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"Things Are What You Make of Them" as written by Justin Rice Christian Rudder

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    General CommentThe chorus is pretty damn catchy. I LOVE IT.
    aberranton December 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlove it, it's about a very very sour relationship.
    kozmikon July 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou think? i think it could apply to anything. i mean. its basicalyl saying you could be in any postition right now, eather it be a sour realtionship, fired fmo a job, or whatever, and you can make the best or worse of the situation. lvoelovelove the song.
    megisme123on September 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love that Bishop Allen puts little life lessons in their songs.
    MeetMeinStLouison November 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh what insight Bishop Allen.

    you've done it again.
    modestmousenirvanaon March 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHooray for my first BA song!

    With a near-complete collection on Bishop Allen's officially (an nearly officially) released music, this song is still one of the first that I play for others.
    kbavon June 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite (and only song) by bishop allen but cause of it i'm gonna buy their cd this is so good i think he mighta wrote it bout a relationship but made sure it also worked for everything like megisme said and if any1 has the tab for this i would LOVE for u to give it to me
    j.kenealyon August 23, 2007   Link
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    MemoryI was supposed to spend my winter in sudan, and my visa wasn't processed in time. So I spent two weeks in a both physically and metaphorically icy Kansas City. this song was my story..

    "My memory, she was packing" - saying goodbye to the rest of my team as they drove away to the airport

    "My common sense" - A dear friend that I wasn't going to get to see, that I got to spend an evening with and who gave me advice and encouragement

    "A meeting with Jesus Christ" - I went to the Cayman Islands on the last week of my break. I expected god to explain some grand reasoning behind what had just happened. I put my iPod on shuffle with the songs one of my friends had loaded onto it for me to listen to, and this wonderful song came up.

    .... And that was how I became a Bishop Allen fan.
    austinron March 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song was in the movie Saved (which is awesome) and every time I get to that scene I get excited and start to sing along. It fits, considering the movie is about teen pregnancy.
    earthtoellenon August 04, 2010   Link

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