"haulin' over coals" instead of "hauling over cldl stops"...
The nickel dropped
When I was on
My way beyond
The Rubicon
What did I do?
And of the games that I could handle
None of ‘ems worth a candle
What should I do?
I'm a frightened, fickle person,
Fighting, cryin', kickin', cursin',
What should I do?
Oooh, after all the folderol
And hauling over cold stops
What will I do?

Can't take a good day without a bad one
Don't feel just to smile til I had one
Where did I learn?
I make a fuss about a little thing
The rhyme is losing to the riddling
Where's the turn?
I don't want a home, I’d ruin that
Home is where my habits have a habitat
Why give it turn?
Oooh, after all the folderol
Hauling over coal stops
What did I learn?

I am likely to miss the main event
If I stop to cry and complain again
So I will keep a deliberate pace
Let the damn breeze dry my face

Ooh mister wait until you see
What I’m gonna be
I got a plan, a demand and it just began
And if you're right, you'll agree
Here it’s coming a better version of me
Here it comes a better version of me
Here it comes a better version of me



Lyrics submitted by Eggos=yum, edited by actoroutofwork, stevenj777

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    General CommentFree Fiona. Alas we wait for Extraordinary Machine...new album due out...god knows when. Any how awesome song, she calls out alot of her neuroses in this song. It's all about getting over yourself and sucking it up because when you suck it up it's better for you and everyone around you.
    Eggos=yumon September 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDamn Sony execs...can't they get it through their thick skulls that we actually want to hear good music?!?
    TinyLieson October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really actually like this song! The music kinda reminds me of the music they play on the Wizard of Oz- the Wicked Witch of the west...lol
    missgolightly169on October 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfreefiona.com
    Eamonon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhere can you hear these songs?
    pikkion January 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. its so fresh and spunky. i am totally digging this fiona sound. oh, i missed her so!!!!
    "Can't take a good day without a bad one
    Don't feel just to smile until I had one "
    i love that.
    anyway the whole album is available at
    torrentbox.com/…
    as a bit torrent file, OR you could talk to me and i could send it to you. I WANT THIS CD. SONY! EPIC RECORDS! JON BRION! SOMEONE!!! ANYONE!!! I WANT THIS CD.
    brownbunny116on March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe two songs that leaked are so ironic in this whole situation...
    "Ooh mister wait until you see
    What I plan to be
    I've got a plan to demand and it just began
    And if you're right, you'll agree
    Here's coming a better version of me"
    It's a better version of Fiona but Sony's too dumb to see it.
    My brother even likes it and he hates my music. He said it's unique anf funky. That it is artistic. But alas, to Sony, artistic does not sell.
    ophelia52on March 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti feel ya fiona.
    she is neurotic and wrecking everything good in her life and wants to be better.
    yea.
    soundgoroundon June 10, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"I am likely to miss the main event
    if I stop to cry and complain again
    so I will keep a deliberate pace
    let the damn breeze dry my face
    oh mister, wait until you see
    what I plan to be
    I've got a plan to demand and it just began
    and if you're right, you'll agree
    here's coming a better version of me,"

    the lyrics in this song are my favorite from the album! heh, i love that... "let the damn breeze dry my face." YES.

    a great song, though i prefer the demo version.
    delialon July 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe new album version isn't as good as the Brion version. It's just got so much more drive in the Brion version tho it's just a bit muddy (but that could be the source material). I think with a bit more work it could have really shone as it's the most commercially viable song.

    The intial bit where they cut out under her voice, on the album version, "the nickel dropped" just sounds really bad (IMO). Still, at least the stuff is out there AT LAST!
    xdvron October 20, 2005   Link

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