Lock me in
Tied to work
Splitting rock
Cutting diamonds
100 days
With no pay
Not anymore
Cause I'm caught
I can't type
I can't temp
I'm way past college
No ways out
No back doors
Not anymore
But then once a while
We'll play a show
Then it makes it worthwhile
Our sights set low
As Jerry squares off the set here we go
But... this boy is exausted
Eight hours long
A single song
Come to this
Triple guessing
Double down
A.V.P.'s faith is one single long
Cause I can't write
What I know
It's not worth writing
I can't tell
A hit from hell one sing-along
But then Greg plugs in
A treble checking that says we might win
Hell's Henry pearls
The woven strap wins the Galloway girls
But then Kev jumps in
And hits the floor as the stick hits the rim
I guess we're done
Cause every win on this record's hard won

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    General Commentgod i love that song...the drive thru version is better than the meadowlands one tho
    brokenpromiseringon June 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is definately one of those great bands no one knows about. very witty and original. this song portrays the feeling of being unaccomplished, lacking self-worth. and "we'd feel worse but we're too damn tired to care".
    salparadise04on January 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits pretty obvious that the song is about a guy who tired of the hardships of life. hes tried just about everything but hes tired of trying now.
    thisboyshopelesson April 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGod, I love this song so much...It's about the bands struggle with their record company..They were supposed to "change their sound" a bit, as the company said...But they didn't so the company gave them a huge ordeal, where they couldn't release anything for a "8 years"..which, by the way, the right lyrics is "eight YEARS long"..not hours...They're saying that they've spent too much of their life and time to turn back now, even though sometimes they feel it isn't worth it... "But then once a while
    We'll play a show
    Then it makes it worthwhile"...Well, atleast this is the story that I've heard..and believe it or not, they were originally labeled "the next big thing" just to be shut down and replaced with a little known band called CREED...pretty f*cked up....
    BLAHness90on June 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's about the band's struggle since the release of Secaucus, not only with Grass, but also because they were struggling to write good songs - "Cause I can't write / what I know / It's not worth writing / I can't tell / A hit from hell from one sing-along"

    "But then once a while / We'll play a show / Then it makes it worthwhile" should (according to the band) be taken literally, in other words, they'd play a lot of shit shows and " but then once a while", they'll play a good one.

    I also read somewhere that they wrote this about some guy from Interscope who was looking into signing them (as a piss take), and then they played it to him! Obviously, they weren't signed.
    netchewzon August 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow, haven't visited back here in awhile...weird, I didn't hear about that interscope thing before...Well, i only recently noticed that the song had 2 versions, but their both awesome....
    BLAHness90on January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really great song! My favorite Wrens song. Even though we're not all rockstars, I think most of us can relate. Sometimes it just doesn't seem like it's worth it anymore and nobody cares about what you do anyway. Life can be exhausting sometimes.
    descendenton March 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know what is sung in the background vocals right at the beginning, end, and after the chorus?
    This song is incredible.
    skiguskion August 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI got this album while working in Afghanistan and this song was a stand-out musically, but no more.

    I am now back in London and running around Battersea Park every morning and (being the idiot I am) the only line I've ever remembered is the song title. It is the best song to end a run to; he is both exhausted and excited.

    'go figure' as they say...
    thebigmanon April 05, 2007   Link

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