"Featuring Some Of Your Favorite Words" as written by Derek Alan Bloom, James Darrell Hargrove, Travis Brandon Richter and Jon Weisberg....
Words don't seem to come so easy
When I need them oh so badly
Here's to playing tug of war with my vocal chords
Maybe I can give this another
shot or sing about a broken heart
Or imitate the way it feels
If this was happening for real
This distance seems closer
When you shove it in my face
This moment has left me with nothing else to say
I'm losing my interest with these empty pages
They're torn they have frayed edges
This dusty book
It bothers by my rusty eye
And I can't see and I can't breathe
Put me on the next page outta here
To live forever on this paper
Capture this void and fill it with
The frenzy in my voice
Killing time by drawing face
That stare back at me from the margins
In a sea of eight and a half by elevens
I'm drowning in
Treading through run on sentences
And sinking into empty text
I'll swallow the salt
And spit a few dry words out
No matter what I say
No matter what I write here
I'm sick of always
Lookin' at this page with a blank stare
You never seem to know
And they never seem to tell you
Words don't always come as easily
As you might want them to
Throw these pages into fire
And throw me with them.


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"Featuring Some of Your Favorite Words" as written by James Darrell Hargrove Derek Alan Bloom

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    General Commentno comments!

    this is one of my favorite songs of theirs. absolutely great!
    aaactionon October 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentone of my fav songs.
    i think what he tryin to say here is how hard it is to write songs. Because its like u feel like you have to make the next song better than the one before that. and its like an inner battle and u get frustrated. and when something doesnt come to you then you feel like shit. and i think this song is just showing what happens when he is trying to write songs and he isnt gettin very far.
    forgetmefornowon December 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with u forgetmefornow, that was my innitial reaction on this song....eff-ing great song, great band..
    grayed_rainbowon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe above explanation could be true, but I personally gather a hint of sarcasm from these lyrics, as if the narrator is stating how difficult it is to write lyrics but actually poking fun at how easy it is to come up with some random fake and contrived emo lyrics. The first verse kind of says it all:

    Words don't seem to come so easy
    when I need them oh so badly
    Here's to playing tug of war with my vocal chords
    Maybe I can give this another
    shot or sing about a broken
    heart, or immitate the way it feels
    if this was happening for real

    Just in those words, it's almost as if he's saying "Shit, I can't think of something decent, original and thought-provoking, looks like I'll have to pull a Taking Back Sunday."
    LurkerAbysson February 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its the combination of all those things... but with a couple of others...

    I also detect the sarcasm, but it seems as if even if he WERE so inclined to write an inspired original song... no one would appreciate it...

    "no matter what I say, no matter what I write here I'm sick of always lookin at this page with a blank stare
    you never seem to know, and they never seem to tell you
    words don't always come as easily as you might want them to"

    ...and therefore, he might as well be as easily forgotten as typical and contrived lyrics and notions... as if he and his lyrics were scraps of paper, to be thrown into fire, but hey... he says it better...

    "throw this paper into fire and take me with it
    just take me with it
    throw this paper into fire, into fire, yeah
    throw this paper into fire, into this fire
    throw this paper into fire and throw me with it
    just throw me with it"


    -Terry
    TheMaNamedAceon February 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJust in those words, it's almost as if he's saying "Shit, I can't think of something decent, original and thought-provoking, looks like I'll have to pull a Taking Back Sunday."

    Taking Back Sunday has original ideas and lyrically they are far better than From First To Last. From First To Last still rocks, but their lyrics aren't that great or original either. Half of the new songs and like all of the old ones are emo heart break girlfriend shit too. I don't care if a band chooses to be unoriginal with their lyrics as long as it sounds good and the lyrics they write are good. I'm sure Lurker just hates to admitt that main stream bands can be good too and that it's okay to like the lyrics. I hope you can still be scene enough and appreciate other bands too.
    UntilDeathDoUsParton February 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI am not a scenester at all, and I could care less if bands are mainstream or not. Hell, my two favourite bands of all-time are Jimmy Eat World and Korn.

    From First To Last are nothing special apart from other bands in the same grouping, that is true. As for Taking Back Sunday.....Tell All Your Friends was a kick-ass album, and I don't know why people hated it so much, but Where You Want To Be was a close second. My only gripe with TBS is that it's like they rely so heavily on the heartbreak lyrics and such. On Where You Want To Be, the music was still good but it just lacked the excitement or freshness of Tell All Your Friends, and the loss of John Nolan clearly plays a major role in this because everything I loved about the lyrics on TAYF shows in the work of Straylight Run. Of course, don't think I'm one of those people that thinks John Nolan made TBS. That is definitely not true. Fred is also a great guitarist and songs like "New American Classic" and "...Slowdance On The Inside" show that there is still a breath of life in the Taking Back Sunday machine. Only thing is, I think that breath may have been the last. If my 'Rule of 3' emo theory is true, then bands like TBS and The Used just won't quite cut it with their third albums. The debuts are always amazing, but too often, bands make the mistake of relying on the same formulas and lyrics and they start to become a shadow of themselves with each passing album. Bands like Thursday, Jimmy Eat World, and My Chemical Romance on the other hand, show improvement and growth on each album and that's what separates them from the rest of the scene. Oh, and not to mention, Brand New. Oh my god. Jesse Lacey is my hero. Deja Entendu is a masterpiece.

    This is just my opinion though. And I can't stress enough that I'm not some stupid scenester. The last 5 CDs I listened to weren't emo in fact. Well, wait. From Autumn To Ashes could be in there I guess. Nevermind, I'm ranting. I don't want to make war, btw, I'm just explaining myself so I don't look like some punk kid who thinks it's cool to be "indie" or "underground".
    LurkerAbysson February 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI disagree...My Chemical Romance's new CD sucks and they sold out just to become more popular I think. That wouldn't be a bad thing, but it ruined everything I thought they had going for them. Their old songs have better lyrics and I like the sound better. I think they made songs like I'm Not Okay to have a spot on MTV. I thought the new CD was going to be great and for awhile I tried listening to it, but that shit is horrible.
    UntilDeathDoUsParton February 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentuMM..i also believe that My Chemical Romance new Cd lacks some of the great lyrics that they had on "I brought you my bullets you brought me your love" , and i have stopped listening to their music because i think that every band that plays on MTv is only in it for the freaking fame and not for the love of the music scene. I hate the fact that their new video has dancers. WTF.
    But i just want to let UntilDeathDoUsPart and LurkerAbyss that the reason that we give our opinion is to talk about the bank AKA. From First to Last, so i think that this song is about a couple who have a great history and have broken up. So when i hear " to live forever on this paper
    capture this void and fill it with the frenzy in my voice" he make a refrence to a text book and history. SO thats why at the end he sings " throw this paper into fire and take me with it
    just take me with it
    throw this paper into fire, into fire, yeah
    throw this paper into fire, into this fire
    throw this paper into fire and throw me with it
    just throw me with it" in other words throw the relation ship into the fire. He is describing the relationship ending.
    NoSecondKnifeon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThat last part gives me shivers... His voice sounds so honest and dramatic.
    Anyway, I think it's just about choosing the words to tell someone something important and failing. Whether it's for lack of inspiration or because he realizes that empty words and shallowness can be easily mistaken for wisdom when you know how to use them.
    I write poetry so I can relate to this song. Basicaly, it's all a way of circling around something and never getting to the point.
    Alter-Egoon August 05, 2005   Link

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