I'm nicotine
I'm coming clean
I fooled the crowd
when i made it sound
like i was more than ready

strike up the band,
deprive my sleep,
cause theres no love
like appathy.
the bell that tolls
rings loud enough
that it should have
woke us up.

chorus-
im trying to find truth in words,
in rhymes and notes
in all the things i wish i wrote
cause i feel like ive been losing you.

i read your last entry,
overprivelidged kids keep crying.
they need to fit in,
its harder when living life from a screen.
old classmates please drop all your pens,
dont write a word cause i wont reply
and im not bitter, no
its just ive past that point in my life.

chorus-
im trying to find truth in words,
in rhymes and notes
in all the things i wish i wrote
cause i feel like ive been losing you.

each night it ends too soon.
you dont hold me like you used to
and your eyes look like theyve seen too much cause
its always some excuse--
too tired, too obtuse.
you look so far removed.
this time i fear im losing losing you.

m nicotine.
im a cash machine.
im the color green
and you should have seen
the looks i just received.

i need a reason to let go.
an intervention, a lullaby.
something to cure me,
please believe me.


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  • +1
    General CommentI love the lines "I'm trying to find truth in words,
    In rhymes and notes
    In all the things I wish I wrote
    'Cause I feel like I've been losing you."

    Because it's exactly what I do. I live through lyrics of songs, words that I wish I could have written to say how I really feel.
    Also, the part about old classmates really hits home for me too, because I'd really rather not hear from a lot of my old classmates. Because I'm past what's happened, and I just don't care anymore.
    mooseareawesomeon March 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe I'm crazy or it's the fact this is happening to me now, but I think it's about leaving school. At least, that's what this is to me:

    "I fooled the crowd when i made it sound like I was more than ready." Going to college or the real world.


    "I'm trying to find truth in words in rhymes and notes in all the things I wish I wrote." Yearbooks, etc., before you leave and head in separate directions.

    "Don't write a word cause i wont reply and I'm not bitter, no,
    it's just I've past that point in my life." Growing up.

    each night it ends too soon.
    you dont hold me like you used to
    and your eyes look like theyve seen too much cause
    its always some excuse--
    too tired, too obtuse.
    you look so far removed.
    this time i fear im losing losing you.

    m nicotine.
    im a cash machine.
    im the color green
    and you should have seen
    the looks i just received.

    i need a reason to let go.
    an intervention, a lullaby.
    something to cure me,
    please believe me.

    I know it's more of a stretch to apply it to the second half of the song, but still.
    annibananion April 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite songs that the format sings. i dont know why it just lures me in. and it is amazing. it is just beautiful and so is nate :D
    Nothing To Loseon June 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song must have something to do with the counting crows
    R9Zon June 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFORMAT ROX MY SOX
    surfcutie1on October 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow... im suprised more people havent commented on this song... its sooo good! and The Format is AMAZING.
    xo_Loves_it_oxon February 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"overprivileged kids keep crying
    the need to fit in gets harder when living life from a screen.

    old classmates please put down your pens,
    don't write a word cuz i won't reply,
    and i'm not bitter, no,
    it's just i've passed that point in my life."


    i just love those lines.
    ellish poshon April 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is phantasmal, it brightens my day whenever i hear it...actually and fortmat song does! This song is beautifully written...!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE THE FORMAT!
    Poggslyon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the words of Nate, this song is about "creepy internet people." lol

    I love this song!
    thesongwontstopon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"i'm trying to find truth in words, in rhymes and notes, in all the things i wish i wrote"

    this song is amazing!
    photocopied_hearton December 10, 2005   Link

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