You're trying to remember why you cut all your hair
Were you trying to be someone you weren't?
You don't hang around the old haunts anymore
No, all the of those bridges are burned
He doesn't like to share you
He likes your hair short
You're not you, you're not you anymore

So take off that necklace he stole from his mother
It doesn't mean what it meant before
Pack up your pictures and gather all your clothes
But leave that lingerie that he bought you on the floor
It made you so awkward, you felt like a whore
You're not you, you're not you anymore

Girl, you need to be patient, the day's going to come
You'll leave your old baggage behind
No more excuses, no more denials
You're tired and you're drawing the line
You're nobody's lapdog, you're closing that door
You're not you, you're not you anymore

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    General Commentthis is a great song with excellent lyrics. it's a shame that it sounds so much like "tuesday's gone"
    BorrowedTuneon December 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great,the melody is very sad and matches the lyrics really well.
    promisexkepton January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome. If you have the CD album of the year, when you put it in your computer, a thing comes up and there's concert footage. There's a pretty kick ass performance of this song.
    my_own_parasiteon March 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the line:
    "But leave that lingerie that he bought you on the floor.
    It made you so awkward, you felt like a whore…"
    dumdumdiddayon May 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAccording to an interview, this is Tim's favorite song that he's ever written.
    Mellow_Harsheron January 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much! It is easily my favorite off this album. It has so much depth. My friend sang me the line, "you're trying to remember why you cut all your hair off" for like a month after I cut a foot of my hair off for locks of love, so basically this is what this song reminds me of now.
    super*emo*chickon February 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is such an amazing song. i can't believe more people havent commented on it.
    KetchupMan36on April 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite The Good Life song ever.

    To me it's about a girl who has changed so much to be with the one she loves, thinking she will get love in return. But not realizing that he doesn't love her for her, he just loves what she's become, and that isn't her true self. And she's realizing that she isn't herself by the end of the song, and it's a reassurement that things will change and there will be better days.

    Thats my take on it.
    iStoofon April 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn the demo version of this song, Tim had an alternate version of the third verse, one which I prefer to the album version. It went:

    Girl, you need a vacation
    Head down to the station
    Jump on the first train that you see
    You've always loved Chicago
    Or maybe San Francisco
    But baby, it's time to leave
    You're nobody's lapdog
    You're closing that door
    You're not you, you're not you anymore
    Mellow_Harsheron December 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh, fuck.
    paradisewidowson May 22, 2008   Link

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