"Listening" as written by and Robert C./steineckert Mccracken....
Your skin attached is a fragile cliche
Of my broken heart attack
You should swallow your teeth and hang out
Stay for a while
If your heart's still beating, it must be blood
If your lungs's still working, it must be mud
If its still light, then a kick in the ribs
Today's worth living?

I don't see anything now
So just say what you want to say
It's kind of funny how you're not listening anyway

Lights out, I can't stand to hear you scream while
We're making love, I was fast asleep
And the night sky better give something up

I don't see anything now
So just say what you want to say
It's kind of funny how I'm not listening anyway

Lights out
Lights out, I can't stand to hear you scream while
We're making love, I was fast a sleep

If your heart's still beating, it must be blood
If your lung's still working, it must be mud
If its still light out, then a kick in the ribs
Today's worth living? Then it probably is..

I don't see anything now
So just say what you want to say
It's kind of funny how I'm not listening anyway
I don't see anything now
So just say what you want to say
It's kind of funny how I'm not listening anyway
I'm not listening anyway
I'm not listening anyway
I'm not listening

Listening, I'm not listening
I'm not listening
I'm not listening
I'm not listening


Lyrics submitted by EWizaCFT

"Listening" as written by Jeph Howard Quinn Allman

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, SOVEREIGN MUSIC

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    General Commentdammit,, before posting lyrics could you make sure they are right?
    "if its still light out than a kick in the ribs todays worth living?"
    get the album open the book and post the lyrics
    Jason_Smithon September 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWell, these are lyrics are based on somsone just listening to tracks, and they wanted to get lyrics up as soon as possible, and they did it before the CD was out, so lets not get mad at someone for them trying their best.

    This is a great album, took about a week to get use to it, but I'm really liking it now.
    ThursdaysWaitingon September 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyea just like the first cd its hard to grasp and understand bert and the music but yea this song is a really good song and i think it talking about the obvious- girls... i think its also easy to see bert is tired of this bitch who just annoys him and he shuts her down... or you can look at it as the press and society that pushes us to do stupid things and i think that bert is tired of it.. he's shutting them down.. good song
    orangepeeon October 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentum...can you kelly osbourne?
    seventyx7on October 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits "its your lungs are still working it must be the mud"
    Jason_Smithon October 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI believe this is one of my favorite songs to listen to, I rock out to it in my car. I taught myself how to play it on the guitar and learned the lyrics pretty quick. I love the guitar riff in the chorus. I also get an Evanescense vibe after he whispers, "I'm not listening," and it goes into the piano with the guitar riff right before he goes off for the outro, which brings me back to the first album.
    RareImperfectionon October 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBert's life is not revolved around Kelly Osbourne, he's had other girlfriends since then, just don't talk
    precipitateon October 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHaha. Imperfection, I noticed that Evanesence thing.

    The song has -nothing- to do with women. It's about posers. Bert's even said it. It's about the stupid Hot Topic kids who listens to music because their friends do, or because it's popular...and they don't really -listen- to it, they're just hearing it.
    You'll be a memoryon November 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYou'll be a memory...I agree with you...it does seem like he is singing about those kids that listen to "popular music" just because their mates do

    "It's kinda funny how I'm not listening anyway" saying that aint it funny that Im listening to the music but not understanding it, therefore not really listening at all.
    WoodChopon November 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about someone who's having bad things said about them, or to them and doesnt wanna hear it anymore, isnt listening anymore...doesn't really care
    grayed_rainbowon November 27, 2004   Link

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