"I Am Fred Astaire" as written by and Matthew A./mascherino Rubano....
I'm under the assumption that I'm gonna be the one that's leaving you
Tonight
Oh, tonight

Well, I flipped every switch
That I could find on my way out
Just to upset you more (just to keep you busy)
just to make you angry (just because you were right)
Just because you were

All tired
Scream, safe haven
Lets get this out and on the table
Fast forward to, say, four o' clock,
I'm keeping time,
I'm holdin',
We're always holdin' (always holdin)
We're always holdin, holding out
And that's what got us here in the first place,
We should have never come here alone
(we should have never bothered at all), bothered at all

Scream older and wiser
Still filled with resentment
We get it, we get it
(i haven't been happier since)
Older and wiser
Still filled with resentment
We get it, we get it
(I haven't been happier, no, I haven't been happier, not since)

Five o' clock the floor caught fire with footsteps (my footsteps)
And spread like a disease to the door
I'm stuttering through it but I hear it's
Good to stick to what you know.
And you know the whole lot of this
All could have been avoided
When you were court side for this nightmare
Well since then I got myself
Come and listen

Scream older and wiser
Still filled with resentment
We get it, we get it
(I haven't been happier since)
Older and wiser
Still filled with resentment
We get it, we get it
(I haven't been happier, no, I haven't been happier, not since)

Well, we used to get so much more
(I used to, I used to too)
It used to take so much more
(I used to, I used to, I used to)


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"I Am Fred Astaire" as written by Edward Reyes Adam Burbank Lazzara

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    General Comment"Well I've flipped every switch that I could find on my way out
    just to upset you more (just to keep you busy),
    just to make you angry (just because you were right),
    just because you were..."
    i havent read all the comments but i dont think he literally means light switches. i think he means he tried to piss someone off in every way he could possibly becuase he knew they were right about something.
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    Lalalieeeeeon April 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Fred Astaire reference is probably just an allegory for the artful dance he makes out of destroying whatever relationships he's in. He's choreographed every move and every word to the point where he seems to be practically emotionally disconnected to the fights, and he's just following a dance. The last lines (it used to take so much more, I used to too) sort of seems to imply that, these days, he's readily given up on trying to care anymore and just dances his way through his problems.
    Panoramikon April 15, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabout getting older and moving on to bigger and better things/people.

    new TBS album is hot shizzy
    Dudahon June 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's funny how bands progress into "harder" and "faster" sounds on their sophomore album, and tbs slows down the pace. i'm not really digging this one either. a bit too basic. i miss john. "/
    constanton June 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteveryone needs to get off johns dick,the band wasent made by just him,yea whe he left a small piece of the band left too but fred is just as if more talented.new cd is sweet.
    nashionalon June 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeh, i think maybe this album is maybe lyrically weaker than tayf, but i love it, cant stop listening 2 it. everysong is great for me
    takingbackjimon June 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am so jealous, where are you people hearing these songs?
    ToOTsiEon June 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis sounds like a response to "a slow descent" by straylight because in it john sings "i'm tired, cynical and broken, but wiser, heavy with a sense of resentment"
    pjc1190on June 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti must agree a big chunk of TBS left in john. and johns new band is great. with amazing lyrics. however i still think TBS's new album will be great. however i think matt is a much better bass player than shaun. i saw them live in may and matt is a really talented bass player. love the bass line in the verse of decade under the influence.
    hpw101on June 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey tootsie, ever hear of a little thing called soulseek?
    austinWKon June 28, 2004   Link

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