Its your bed,
So please choose a side.
I'll take the one closest to the door.
And you start to speak
The words that try to justify do far more wrong
Than anything you do,
So grab the coat, the keys,
The tension speaks but we're singing it

I'll tap the break while you crack the window
The smell of smoke is making my lungs explode
The 51 is backed up and too slow,
Let's tune out by turning on the radio

And this town is dead
We've been caught in these sheets way too long
Let's just see who's up on this screen
No one I know is more depressing than me,
Or should I say the two of us
'Cause after all we're all we've got
And tension speaks but we're singing it

I'll tap the break while you crack the window
The smell of smoke is making my lungs explode
The 51 is backed up and too slow
Let's tune out by turning on the radio

And oh my love you're all I need
Backed behind a frequency
They played this song an hour ago
Let's tune out
Let's tune out by turning on the radio

Oh, haven't we heard this song
About a thousand times before
Oh well, after a while it all sounds the same
I guess it's better than silence and better then shame

I'll tap the break while you crack the window
The smell of smoke is making my lungs explode
The 51 is backed up and too slow
Let's tune out by turning on the radio

And oh my love you're all i need
Backed behind a frequency
They played this song an hour ago
But lets tune out
Let's tune out
Let's tune out by turning on the radio


Lyrics submitted by Hera, edited by TheFormatSaves

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    General CommentThis song is the happiest song about avoiding the aftermath of sex I've ever heard. So much tension in the air, but they just sing along to the radio instead of talking it to death. Fantastic!
    LJLBubon August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts funny because it's rare that the 51 is not backed up and too slow. i think its so great how they tie phoenix into some of their songs. the format rocks!
    theMONDAYSon May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song fucking rocks.....always in my head during class
    Irishcrakaon October 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like the people in the song are kind of stuck in a rut.
    lilpoeton November 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.
    I love when it goes into "havent we heard this song about a thousand times before...."

    it makes me smile.
    ellish poshon April 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always like to listen to this song. The chorus is just so catchy! lol
    stacilovesdmbon May 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe chorus sounds like their on the 51 while its all backed up and their just hanging out smoking and listening to the radio to tune out all the traffic and stuff..haha i dont know great band tho.
    cato11087on July 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love: "The tension speaks, but were singing it..."
    janesmithon April 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song means mountians to me. I first heard The Format from a friend of mine while he, my friend Rachel and I would ditch school to cruise some bowls and look at beautiful Utah in the morning. This song totally takes me back to those times, even tho i am no longer a drug addict, i think of back when we we're living a much simpler (unhealthy) lifestyle. I love this album. O yeah the smoke really did almost make my lungs expload.
    eyesuckinkon April 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentUhhm does anyone know where "the 51" is or if it even exisits at all?...but yeahh this song is pretty amazing..
    xxletscauseasceneon June 12, 2006   Link

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