If you ever go down to Huntington,
there is a girl there that is named Eryn.
She's got ADD, but isn't bored with me.
At least not yet, she said.

With a 'zine in between
her bohemian jeans,
half sober.
She's a dog in heat
and proud of that cliche. ok--ok, ok, ok
She's a can of mixed nuts
with a damn nice butt.
It's over.
But more and more,
she tries to make me stay. ok--ok, ok, ok

Eryn Smith, I don't want you to hate me.
You should know you educate me.
You should know you make me want to say,
You're bitchin'
And I just want you to hold me,
though I know we'll leave here lonely,
'cause in the end, it's meant to be that way anyway.

She hacks her hair shorter on the left side
'cause if you called her cute
she'd be horrified.
She says you're gonna eat popcorn in the dark
and pay ten bucks to watch her life one day.

With a 'zine in between
her bohemian jeans,
half sober.
She's a dog in heat
and proud of that cliche. ok--ok, ok, ok
She's a can of mixed nuts
with a damn nice butt.
It's over.
But more and more,
she makes me want to stay. ok--ok, ok, ok

Eryn Smith, I don't want you to hate me.
You should know you educate me.
You should know you make me want to say,
You're bitchin'
And I just want you to hold me,
though I know we'll leave here lonely,
'cause in the end, it's meant to be that way...
Let's Go!

You should know
I think so much of you.
You should think
I don't think of you much,
But that's not true.

You're the dimple in my cheeks
that I can't spit out.
You're the smile in my eyes
that I can't cry out.
The word "subtle" is not a word that goes with Eryn Smith--

I don't want you to hate me.
You should know you educate me.
You should know you make me want to say,
You're bitchin'
And I just want you to hold me,
though I know we'll leave here lonely,
'cause in the end, it's meant to be that way...
Eryn Smith



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    General CommentHer name is Eryn.

    If you watch the dvd, and listen to the commentary, it will tell you everything you need to know.

    and respect privacy and don't look into her. Just have the song and the dvd.
    Mkeroseneon June 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfirst of all 'michael gregg' this song is not necessarily about sex. you're reasoning isn't at all valid. how about you define 'zine' before turning it into a sexual innuendo. the word 'zine is an abbreviation for 'magazine'.. and bohemian is a style. hence- eryn smith is probably half drunk sitting with a magazine in her lap.
    also, as urban dictionary as a reference [what a great resource, my english teacher would be proud], 'dog in heat' means she's easy- so i'll give you that.
    "nice butt"- so what, he's attracted to her. is that so bad. who wouldn't want to point out a nice ass?
    people, and i, like these songs because they're well written, reallyy well written. so many references, so much humor and parallelisms. they're filled with emotion and they're deep and real, uplifting and thought inspiring, and unwinding them is just as entertaining as listening to them.
    the matches epitomize 'the difference between a good song and a song that sounds good', because they -are- the difference.
    i love the line- "you're the dimple in my cheeks that I can't spit out."
    they always find a way to reword the simplest of things. i think that's how their songs always get me, one of the ways at least.
    anyway, we can't know exactly what the song is about or what feeling it's supposed to send because we didn't write it.. but we can interpret it for whatever we want to. if you want to see it as sex, that's fine. but whether it is or not, the song is elaborated and intensified to show a whole lot more.

    alexionaaon February 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy second favorite Matches song and one of my favorite new-age love songs. Quite obvious what it's about..
    Nowahon December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe matches are SOOO good. but i dont like these lyrics. like nofx said "stop singing songs of birds and love u've killed it now u've freed the dove" enough love songs. this songs catchy tho.
    tuna_aton January 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhoops said the song wrong...girls not BIRDS..u've killed the owl. my bad..
    tuna_aton January 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits a pretty good love song. unique. and tuna_at sorry to break it to you, but i don't ever think love songs will die.
    myintoxicationon June 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. My name is Erin and this is just a kick ass song. It reminds me a lot of me and my ex actually. He feels the same way.
    blink182addicton July 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttuna_at i would rather have good bands make love songs like this then listen to the other more shitty love songs that are out.
    eternallygrungeon August 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteven though i dont think this is a love song at all
    it seems more about him breaking up with a girl because he thinks its going to happen anyways

    its more of an anti-love song. saying no point in trying your meant to be lonely
    eternallygrungeon August 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with eternallygrunge, it seems more of a break-up or anti-love song esp. the ending
    ich bin hardcoreon August 30, 2005   Link

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