"If You're Bored" as written by Anthony S Raneri, Andrew Robert Elderbaum, Jack A O'shea and James Robert Mitchell....
Don't mean to scare you but I
I've not been sleeping lately
And phone calls aren't doing much to help

So if it's all the same I'd
Just ask to never have to
Offer explanation or excuse again

We make believe every day
We make our lives seem like they're still worth living
When we find out in the end
It's only us that we've been kidding

So find the darkest place and
Search under blankets for me
Smothering myself in this darkness

I am lying down tonight and
You're not lying with me
But honesty doesn't sit so well on you
Some things you just can't fake

We make believe every day
We make our lives seem like they're still worth living
When we find out in the end
It's only us that we've been kidding

Just another stupid drama
That no one notices but you
And you only take an interest when
There's nothing else to do

But you won't mind
Wait for all of it
I can't go wait for all of this

But you won't mind
You wait for all of it
I can't go and wait for all of this

We make believe every day
We make our lives seem like they're still worth living
When we find out in the end
It's only us that we've been kidding

Just another stupid drama
That no one notices but you
And you only take an interest when
There's nothing else to do


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"If You're Bored" as written by Anthony S Raneri Andrew Robert Elderbaum

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    General Comment"don't mean to scare you but i've
    i've not been sleeping lately
    and phone calls aren't doing much to help
    so if it's all the same i'd
    just ask to never have to
    offer explanation or excuse again"

    I think this part is about being depressed and no one understanding. usually anxiety and depression lead to sleep loss, and he's tired of having to explain what he's feeling to someone who can't comprehend what he's feeling

    "we make believe every day
    we make our lives seem like they're still worth living
    when we find out in the end
    it's only us that we've been kidding"

    he's tired of hearing about how GREAT! life is at this point. he thinks it's all kind of a joke, and he can't see the point of going on. i think it's kind of an existentialist view intended here meaning the only point in living is to continue the existence of the human race and individual lives are pointless.

    "so find the darkest place and
    search under blankets for me
    smothering myself in this darkness"

    feeling depressed, IF you want to find him, he's in the darkest place imaginable.

    "i am lying down tonight and
    you're not lying with me
    but honesty doesn't sit so well on you
    some things you just can't fake"

    the girl can't fake an understanding, or pretend to care about what he's going through so she's moved on.

    "just another stupid drama
    that no one notices but you
    and you only take an interest when
    there's nothing else to do"

    he has no real reason to be depressed and no one really cares how he feels, except her when she's bored and has nothing else to do.

    "but you won't mind
    wait for all of it
    i can't go wait for all of this
    but you won't mind
    you wait for all of it
    i can't go and wait for all of this"

    he can't just wait around for this bad feeling to pass.

    I think the song is called "If you're bored" because the girl he's telling this shit too doesn't really care so he doesn't want to bother her with his problems unless she has nothing else to do. There's might be a little more to the song that I'm not seeing, or maybe i'm reading too much into it. whatev. amazing song.
    firefly424on November 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"and you only take it in when theres nothing else to do." - everything you seem to do is driven out of boredom
    socalblonde73on June 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg I let it go the first time, but so far almost every single Bayside song posted by you has something wrong w/ it... it's not "we make our lives seem like there's too much living" it's "we make our lives seem like they're still worth living"...it's not "they go on notices for you, and you only take it in when there's nothing else to do"..it's "that no one notices but you, and you only take an interest when there's nothing else to do" (and it's we not we'll)

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    SensesPunchKidsFailon November 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYes, the lyrics are a tad off. And the breaks shown above aren't as they appear in the song. It's quite a shame.. To me, this song is about people who take no initiative to make life worthwhile. They hide themselves from the search for happiness, taking up interest in those things that don't matter one bit. Only when those pointless interests expire, when they are forced to look elsewhere, will they see what they should have been confronting all this time.
    dontyouaskmeon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDon't mean to scare you but i
    I've not been sleeping lately
    Night phone calls aren't doing much to help

    So if it's all the same i'd
    Just ask to never have to
    Offer explanation or excuse again

    We make believe, everyday
    We make our lives seem like they're still worth living
    To find out in the end, it's only us that we've been kidding


    So find the darkest place and
    Search under blankets for me
    Smothering myself in this darkness

    I am lying down tonight and
    Your not lying with me
    But honesty doesn't sit so well on you
    Some things you just can't fake.

    We make believe, everyday
    We make our lives seem like their still worth living
    To find out in the end, it's only us that we've been kidding
    Just another stupid drama
    They go unnoticed there by you
    And they only take an interest when
    There's nothing else to do

    But you won't mind
    Wait for all of this
    I can't go and wait for all of this

    But you won't mind
    Wait for all of this
    I can't go and wait for all of this

    We make believe, everyday
    We make our lives seem like their still worth living
    To find out in the end, it's only us that we've been kidding
    Just another stupid drama
    They go unnoticed there by you
    And they only take an interest when
    There's nothing else to do
    our.lady.of.sorrowson July 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcorrection to chores

    we make believe everyday
    we make our lives seem like there still worth living
    find out in the end, its only us that we've been kidding
    just anothing stupid drama
    that no one notices but you
    and you only take an interest
    when there's nothing else to do
    Leblancon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti thought this song was about a guy who isnt popular in school and all the popular spreds gossip about him hint "another drama that no one notices but you" and then he changes himself and everyone wants to be his friend...which is kinda shallow hint "I am lying down tonight and
    your not lying with me But honesty doesn't sit so well on you
    Some things you just can't fake"
    Leblancon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthonestly i think its about depression, suicide, along the lines of that, but this is one of my favorite songs.
    thedropoutacademyon March 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdon't mean to scare you but i-i've not been sleeping lately
    and phone calls aren't doing much to help.
    so if it's all the same i'd just ask
    to never have to offer explanation or excuse again.
    we make believe every day we make
    our lives seem like they're still worth living
    when we find out in the end it's only us that we've been kidding.

    so find the darkest place and search under blankets for me.
    smothering myself in this darkness.
    i'm lying down tonight and you're not lying with me
    but honesty doesn't sit so well on you.
    some things you just can't fake.

    make believe every day we make
    our lives seem like there's still worth living
    find out in the end it's only us that we've been kidding.

    just another stupid drama,
    that no one notices but you
    and you only take an interest when there's nothing else to do.

    but you won't mind, wait for all of it.
    i can't go away for all of this.

    but you won't mind, wait for all of it.
    i can't go away for all of this.

    make believe every day we make
    our lives seem like they're still worth living
    find out in the end it's only us that we've been kidding.

    just another stupid drama,
    that no one notices but you
    and you only take an interest when there's nothing else to do.
    reverseclipseon March 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite bayside song. i relate to it with my ex...
    reverseclipseon March 30, 2007   Link

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