"A Decade Under The Influence" as written by and Matthew A./mascherino Rubano....
Well, that's more sweet, so delicate.
It used to be this dying breed.
I've got a bad feeling about this,
I've got a bad feeling about this.

You kept still until the long drive home,
Slept safe and close to the window.
Well, I've got a bad feeling about this,
I've got a bad feeling about

To say you'll have to go (I could go on)
Well, say you'll have to go (I could go on)
To hell with you and all your friends
To hell with you and all your friends, it's on

Well, that's more sure in porcelain.
You're skin and bones, I'm a nervous wreck.
Well, I've got a bad feeling about this
I've got a bad feeling about this.

You kept still until the long drive home,
Slept safe and close to the window.
Well, I've got a bad feeling about this,
I've got a bad feeling about

To say you'll have to go (I could go on)
Well, say you'll have to go (I could go on)
To hell with you and all your friends
To hell with you and all your friends, it's on

Well, I got a bad feeling about this. (I could go on)
I got a bad feeling about this.

Anyone will do tonight.
Anyone will do tonight.
Close your eyes, just settle, settle
Close your eyes, just settle, settle
Well anyone will do tonight.
Well anyone will do tonight.
Close your eyes, just settle, settle
Close your eyes, just settle, settle
Well anyone will do tonight.
Well anyone will do tonight.
Close your eyes, just settle, settle
Close your eyes, just settle, settle

Well I got a bad feeling about this,
I got a bad feeling about this.
I'm coming over but it never was enough,
I thought of you and my worst brings out the best in you.
And I got a bad feeling about this,
I got a bad feeling about this
Coming over but it never was enough,
I thought of you and my worst brings out the best in you.
I got a bad feeling about this
I got a bad feeling about this
Coming over but it never was enough,
I thought of you and my worst brings out the best in you.
I got a bad feeling about this
I got a bad feeling about this
Coming over but it never was enough,
I thought of you and my worst brings out the best in you.
I got a bad feeling about this
I got a bad feeling about this
Coming over but it never was enough,
I thought of you and my worst brings out the best in you.
I got a bad feeling about this
I got a bad feeling about this
I got a bad feeling about this
I got a bad feeling about this
I got a bad feeling about this
I got a bad feeling about this

I got it bad
I got it bad
I got it bad
I got it bad
I got it bad
I got it bad


Lyrics submitted by cato11087, edited by pixelcreme, lovelikearose, alackofcolours, mark109455

"A Decade Under the Influence [Single Version]" as written by Edward Reyes Adam Burbank Lazzara

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  • +3
    General Commentsorry guys, but you are all wrong.
    completely wrong.
    this song is accutally about an awkward car ride to the tweeter center in philly to see cold play.
    and he was driving with his ex at the time ..
    want the proof here it is.

    youtube.com/…
    jrawl123on September 28, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAdam and Fred did a kerrang acoustic session in 06' when they played this they said what it was about.
    It's about Adam and his ex-girlfriend; when they were together they bought tickets to see Coldplay and once they broke up they still went together and it was a long drive, which was awkward etc. Thats exactly what it's about.
    DiscoveringTheWaterfronton June 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentemm..actually this song has nothing to do with john and shaun leaving..i saw an interview with adam where he explained that this was about going to a concert with a girl hed broken up with and how it was awkward..he admited he skrewed her over and thats why she didnt speak to him for the whole journey hence the
    "You kept still until the long drive home.
    You slept safe and close to the window" line.
    WellMaybeNeveron August 02, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningthe lyrics are wrong lol, its "sad small, sweet so delicate" and then "sad small, sugar porcelain"

    adam stated its about him and an ex going to a concert togetehr right after thy broke up
    sinjinon August 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell first I think the song title "a decade under the influence" is in reference to Adam in his apt going dealing with maybe not having a TBS anymore, because I read in somewhere that during the hiatus, he would make frequent trips to the corner store...so that time during the hiatus could seem like "a decade under the influence"

    and now the song could just be the times when he knew John was leaving and "to hell with you and all your friends" could possibly have Jesse Lacey thrown in there since of course he took sides with John...and finally "I thought of you and my worst brings out the best in you"...that could be a lot of the rumors about Adam being an ass to John's sister and that was one of the rumors about him leaving and that brings out the best in John which means forming Straylight Run...

    so yea, thats my take on the song and i could be completely wrong
    JTrain12on May 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've got a bad feeling about this song...

    i'm a little hesitant on saying i like it. i do like follow the format and bonus moshpit a lot though
    geoffkon May 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea "cato11087"...we pretty much had the same take on the song
    JTrain12on May 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey JTrain12 and cato11087. I totally agree with you. You completely summed it up. I mean that's awesome.
    Myke360on May 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey cato its me from the forum I AM THE ONE WHO GOT THE RECORDING/RIP OF THE SONG, IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME ASK CATO11087, HE RIPPED THE RECORDING TO MP3 FOR ME


    so if u happen to hear this song before it comes out on cd thank me because i got the recording from my radio station, which is the only station that had it becuase of promotion for TBS


    yeah and i agree with the meanings
    Just Bad Newson May 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot to brag, but i just feel so special for doing it
    Just Bad Newson May 21, 2004   Link

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