The party hasn’t started til there’s spike in the punch.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.
The party hasn’t started til there’s spike in the punch.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.

More ups and downs than a trampoline.
Lets do coke like we’re vacuums
and dance our troubles away
before we drive our cars off bridges.

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.x2

Lets pry her ribs open,
and bathe in her chest.

I’m the life of the party until I sober up.
Oh, yeah, oh, yeah.
I’m the life of the party until I sober up.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.

And when they find her on the shore they’ll say, x3
And when they find her on the shore...

“The shark that got her was an efficient killer." x4

Some things, some things, some things are better left unsaid.
Some things, some things, some things are better off dead.
Some things, some things, some things are better left unsaid.
Some things, some things, some things are better off dead.

The party hasn’t started til there’s spike in the punch.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.
I’m the life of the party until I sober up.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.




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    General CommentBest song off the new album. The screams in this song reminds me a lot of usurp synapse.. This is one of the songs off Art Damage that utilizes the background vocals as well as Odd How People Shake.

    As for what its about, i think its about people thinking you need to get fucked up to have a good time (and the consequences to thinking your invincable) and i think they are kind of sarcastic about it, as they are with a lot of their songs.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron October 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with this person completely
    HeartlessNewon November 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfbtmof is so cynical. they are one of my most favorite bands.
    sowhatifyoucatchmeon February 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFavorite song, definately. I am going to see them live next month and this song is going to be insane live. I've got it down. Perfect.
    SameShadeAsSteveon March 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSaw them a week or 2 ago in Hartford. They were AMAZING live, but I was a little angry that they didnt play a lot of their old stuff off of Odd How THey Shake (Their best album by far)

    I really wanted to hear The Libson Girls, and a bunch of other older ones.

    Anyways, I do agree with the fact that this song is about people thinking that drugs and alchohol are the only way to have fun, and that eventually it fucks lives up.
    lightthroughskinon May 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agre with.. As for what its about, i think its about people thinking you need to get messed up to have a good time (and the consequences to thinking your invincable) and i think they are kind of sarcastic about it, as they are with a lot of their songs..that. i think they're just poking fun at the whole girls gone wild frat boy get loaded and laid party scene which is awesome because that girls gone wild frat boy get loaded and laid scene is a waste of time and lives good band good song good style blahblahblah go get the album
    RawThroatson July 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbest song, this has so much energy and i love it..hey lightthroughskin i saw them in hartford too! in april right? well i think this song is mocking people who spend their lives partying and getting wasted because they only feel confident with themselves when they have no control, they dont care who they hurt or what happens as long as they're "having fun"
    emilyc27on July 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so awseome!
    jackie00089on August 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with darkshadeofwinter
    and with the whole meaning of the song
    you dont need to get shitty to have a good time

    fear before fucken rules

    definatly one of the better songs off of art damage
    letitXenfoldyouon August 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti definently agree with all of that, but i also think there is definently a murder in there somewhere, the whole trampoline thing explains their good and bad trips, or highs. On a bad high i think they murder the girl, the whole rip her chest open thing. Then he sobers up and realizes what hes done (they find her on the shore) and this is where i dont understand what the 5 Oh think because i doubt they think its a shark. But anyway, he knows no one thinks its him so he says some things are better left unsaid so that he can get away with it and it can be forgotten
    blindside1521on August 23, 2005   Link

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