"The Thing" as written by and Charles Thompson....
I was driving, doing nothing on the shores of great Salt Lake
When they put it on the air, I put it in the hammer lane
I soon forgot myself and I forgot about the brake

I forgot about all laws and I forgot about the rain
They were talking on the Nine and all across the Amy band
Across the road, they were turning around and headed south with me

It got so crowded on the road, I started driving in the sand
My head was feeling scared but my heart was feeling free
The desert turned to mud, it seems that everybody heard

Everybody was remembering to forget they had the chills
Then I heard the voices on a broadcast from up on the bird
They were getting interviewed by some good man whose name was Bill

I'm almost there to Vegas, where they're puttin' on a show
They've come so far, I've lived this long
At least I must just go and say, "Hello"



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"The Thing" as written by Charles Thompson

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    General Commentwell this is a song about a guy going to las vegas and just forgetting all his troubles and all the details of his life, hense when he says "i forgot about the ring" meaning he's even forgetting about his wife, so this means going to vegas is him being re-born. as for ", to sum it all up its a guy losing himself in vegas
    where_is_my_mind_on June 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSupposedly, this song is about aliens. This guy's been driving around Utah when he hears that aliens have come to Earth, and he's so stunned that he veers off the road. Anyway, in the end he goes to Vegas to see them.
    pianoguyon December 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAm I the only one to hear the similarity to that song "Somewhere Only We Know" in the intro?
    HonestIronyon May 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA remix of "The Happening". I love the intro, especially when the bass and guitar start.
    toher.!on March 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentamaaazing song (the happening is also great)
    leeunardoon March 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat a great song. I think its about getting caught up in the thrill of things.
    going along with the flow, having all the dangerous fun. you realize people will join you along the
    way and its like the paranoia that you're unsure if you've gone too far.

    when it talks about it getting crowded and driving in the sand..he heard the rain
    was coming..

    i dont know..to me when he uses "the chills" and "the good man name bill" i think its
    describing the feelings of slight paranoia about being lost or some what scared in a
    lifestyle/situation/event that is unusual or you feel unsure of.

    favorite line.."They've come so far I've lived this long at least I must just go and say hello"
    mollyissexon July 12, 2009   Link

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