"Sound Effects And Overdramatics" as written by and Robert C./steineckert Mccracken....
When the shirt came off, it was all in time
When a minute turned into a mile
And then I broke that grin, and I cut it out
And you got all turned on by the taste of your sin
When I mention blue, all you thought was color
When you mention drugs, all I thought was sober
When your pants came off and I turned you over
When you mention blue

Kill, smile, cut it out for me this time
Smile, haven't seen him smile in awhile.

Keep the mask aligned
Get it up in time
There's a space between valleys
and try and catch a vibe
Make a circle square, a rectangle curve
Use a smile as a noun and I think like a verb
Run quick switch sides
Spill the filled up canister
And the room is shaking
Now you're changing places,
and I switched my pace,
and my breathing races when you mention blue

Kill, smile, cut it out for me this time
Smile, haven't seen him smile in awhile.
Kill, smile, cut it out for me this time
Smile, haven't seen him smile in awhile.
You, smile, cut out for me cut it cut it out
Smile, cut it out for me cut it cut it out
We cut it out
Get down and stay awake
Smile


Lyrics submitted by Adidasx007

"Sound Effects and Overdramatics" as written by Jeph Howard Quinn Allman

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  • +2
    General CommentI firmly believe he says "Kill your smile" in the chorus.

    Some other guy does back up screams in the bridge and choruses...dunno who he is...I'll know when the CD comes out and I see liner notes.

    The song's about Crystal Meth. Blue is slang for Crystal Meth. "When I mention blue, all you thought was color"
    And sex..maybe gay sex? "When the pants came off and I turned you over", "Run quick switch sides
    Spill the filled up canister
    And the room is shaking
    Now you're changing places,
    and I switched my pace"

    It's also about facades, that's what the entire smile thing is about. It's about pretending to be okay when you're not.
    You'll be a memoryon September 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe screaming in this song is nuts
    foofighter2455on October 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalright so i think this song saying 'kill, smile, cut it out for me this time' i dont think its 'you, smile' b/c instead of turning to a drug.. he is killing his past life as a druggy, kinda like a reglance back to 'say days ago' and i think the refrence to blue is to meth but its also to water and pureity of how water can be.. it might be just me but i think the coolest thing about this song is how sean screams with him... oh and i think when he says kill he is just useing it as refrence to 'get rid of'.. and i think this is an amazing and briliant song... i love it
    orangepeeon October 02, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti understand this, im not trying to make you feel stupid or something, anyways great song, great album, great band
    Jason_Smithon October 14, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti personally dont think in love and death was as good as their first album, but this song is my favorite on the cd. its so good, and the screaming is just...awesome.
    loserkidsmakemehoton October 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, I don't think it is meant in a gay way. If you read the "Thank-Yous" Bert mentions Kate (his late ex) and says that all of the songs were written for her. Also, guys can do a chick up the ass just as easily as they can a male. (Because I do think it means that)

    But besides that, this song is just so extremely emotional! I love it. For some reason (and this is only my opinion) I think it means being with someone, but feeling abusive and angry. Like.......you want to punish them because they are driving you crazy. You want to make love to them and hurt them at the same time.
    lnknprksyncrasyon November 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i hear what your saying man. if its that in the cd then i shall change it. yeah i was wondering who that was cause i didn't think anyone else in the band had that kind of vocals.
    Adidasx007on September 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah i hear what your saying man. if its that in the cd then i shall change it. yeah i was wondering who that was cause i didn't think anyone else in the band had that kind of vocals.
    Adidasx007on September 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGuy who screams that isn't Bert = Sean Ingram of Coalesce.
    You'll be a memoryon September 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah its: kill, smile, cut it out for me this time. smile
    this is not a smile. haven't seen him smile in a little while.
    buy the cd, read the lyrics from the band
    Jason_Smithon October 04, 2004   Link

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