"Vincent O'Brien" as written by and M Ward....
He only sings when he's sad and he's sad all the time
So he sings the whole night through
(Yeah he sings in the daytime too)

He only dreams when he's sad and he's sad all the time
So he dreams the whole night through
(Yeah he dreams in the daytime too)

There may be mermaids under the water
There may even be a man in the moon
Oh but Vince your time is runnin' out
You better get yourself together soon!

Out of Buffalo the man
Below the belt he swung
And then after the bell has rung,
Another cheapshot here it comes!
Another cheapshot here it comes!

He only laughs when he's sad and he's sad all the time
So he laughs the whole night through
(Yeah he laughs in the daytime too)

There may be mermaids under the water
There may even be a man in the moon
Oh but Vince your time is runnin' out
I hope you get yourself together soon!
I hope you get yourself together soon!


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"Vincent O'Brien" as written by M Ward

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    General Commentmy favorite m. ward song. There may be mermaids under the water
    There may even be a man in the moon
    Oh but Vince your time is runnin' out
    I hope you get yourself together soon
    cooltobecolleenon February 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdefinitely my favorite song on this album. i love m. ward's voice. he is somehow able to convey such a broad range of emotions perfectly. can't wait to see him live this summer.
    slickbooton April 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentm. ward really is amazing at conveying human emotion very simply.
    gonkaon September 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, the irony in this song kicks me everytime, not becuase its ironic, but because its so, slap-in-the-face true. Any other artist couldnt make you see this with only his voice.
    BananaLoafon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with everyone else. M. Ward is amazing and so many people could relate to this song. I can never get it out of my head.
    rhymeswithorangeon March 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe is even better live, ladies and gentlemen! Go see him as soon as you possibly can. This song reminds me of someone close to me.
    giselitapron October 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song sounds so nostalgic and reflective to me. its amazing. it reminds me of summer
    Konfusion28on December 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentblah, sorry for being obnoxious and nit-picky...
    but it sounds more like

    "Oh but Vincent, time is running out"
    instead of "Oh but Vince, your time.."
    Nice_Heartxon December 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti do not feel that i really understand what the song means though? any insight?
    geewyatton December 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, its very gloomy!
    Cleanrusson June 11, 2010   Link

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