are you up in the middle of the night trying to figure out where things went wrong
and they did
just another semi-bummer weekend
it seems hard to find a home for the words, though i'm sure they make complete sense
in your head
it's a light hearted movie with a splash of calamity

and when i dig too deep / when i get too high
i never ask of you, i'll ask of...
and when i talk too much / don't talk enough
i never ask of you, i'll ask of...
and when i fall apart over the weekend
and the pills begin to stop working
and when i'm not in line / just too aligned
i never ask of you, i'll ask of...
i never ask of you, i'll ask of...

and just like that, we'll snap our hands and all will turn to white,
on white
does everything have to be such a tragedy?
lets sum the world into one clever line,
and sell it back at double their asking price, or triple
it's a crazy world, someone should sell some tickets

i saw you again last night, sidewalking junkie filled with hazy thoughts, oh yeah
beginning of my snow storm daydream
you're a drug hit to my sanity an acid trip to my well being, yeah, yeah, yeah
as the docters prescribed, a well-mannered lad
in the ever growing well-mannered fad


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    General Commentbest AA song.
    i rockon January 28, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"and when i fall apart over the weekend
    and the pills begin to stop working"
    great lyrics unbelievably catchy beat to a sad song. why does this song understand so well?
    deathmarkdon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe title of the song comes from the movie American Splendor. In the movie, Harvey Pekar is particularly lonely in one segment, and the words "The Short Weekend Begins With Longing....." appear on the screen.
    muffinson January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe line
    "it's a crazy world, someone should sell some tickets"

    Is from a movie called Raising Arizona

    "It's a crazy world"
    "Someone should sell tickets"
    "Hell I'd buy one"
    Peace Frogon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdrugs......
    greyillusionon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song accurately describes my first heartbreak. And I listened to this song and kept asking myself does everything have to be such a tragedy?? and at that time I was taking antidepressants and they did stop working. hahah
    X.XJohnnysdeadon November 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDrugs drugs drugs. Most AA songs deal with drug refrences. Haha kinda like alice in wonderland
    ashleyisarsenicon January 03, 2008   Link

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