"The Only Thing Worse Than Beating A Dead Horse Is Betting On One" as written by and Matthew Arnold Thiessen....
And I'm good, good, good to go
And I'm good, good, good to go
I gotta get away
Get away from all of my mistakes
And I'm good, good, good to go
And I'm good, good, good to go
I gotta get away
Get away from all of my mistakes

So here I sit looking at the traffic lights
The red extinguishes I hope that the green ignites
I want to run away I want to ditch my life
Cause all of my mistakes keep me awake at night

And after all of my alibis desert me
I just want to get by
I don't want nothing to hurt me
I had no idea where my head was at
But if my heart says I'm sorry can we leave it at that
Because I just want for all of this to end

And I so hate consequences
And running from you is what my best defense is
Consequences
God, don't make me face up to this
And I so hate consequences
And running from you is what my best defense is
Cause I know that I let you down
And I don't want to deal with that

And I'm good, good, good to go
And I'm good, good, good to go
I gotta get away
Get away from all of my mistakes

It just now hit me this is more than just a set back
And when you spelled it out, well, I guess I didn't get that
And every trace of momentum is gone
And this isn't turning out the way I want

And after all of my alibis desert me
I just want to get by
I don't want nothing to hurt me
And I had no idea where my head was at
But if my heart says I'm sorry can we leave it at that
Because I just want for all of this to end

And I so hate consequences
And running from you is what my best defense is
Consequences
God, don't make me face up to this
And I so hate consequences
And running from you is what my best defense is
Cause I know that I let you down
And I don't want to deal with that

And I spent all last night
Tearing down
Every stoplight
And stop sign in this town
Now I think there might
Be no way to stop me now
I'll get away despite
The fact I'm so weighed down

All of my escapes have been exhausted
I thought I had a way but then I lost it
And my resistance was once much stronger
And I know I can't go on like this much longer

When I got tired of running from you
I stopped right there to catch my breath
There your words they caught my ears
You said, “I miss you son. Come home.”
And my sins, they watched me leave
And in my heart I so believed
The love you felt for me was mine
The love I'd wished for all this time
And when the doors were closed
I heard no I told so's
I said the words I knew you knew
Oh God, Oh God I needed you
God all this time I needed you, I needed you
And I so hate consequences
Running from you is what my best defense is
I hate these consequences cause I know that I let you down, and I don't want to deal with that


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"The Only Thing Worse Than Beating a Dead Horse Is Betting on One" as written by Matthew Thiessen

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  • +2
    General CommentChiborino:
    When Matt Theissen makes music, time slows down... that's how he does it.
    topherc3103on August 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Opinions are immunity to being told you're wrong" is one of the most profound truths I have ever heard.
    theyrejustshoeson March 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow do they sing the second line that fast? O_O
    chiborinoon August 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Title Is Better Than The Song.
    ADimeADexteron November 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor a second there, I thought Relient K was going Minor Threat on us.... lol, silly me
    TheHookon November 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentShort, but O so great...
    russ16593on November 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dig this song...it's a pleasant departure from the Relient K we're used to...it lets us know that they can rock out hard when they want to.
    saintnateon November 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first part is missing some words...

    "Just listen to the politican wishing his position ((wan't missing everything his heart would)) like to say "

    I think this is the first (or one of the only) songs of semi-politicalness they've done...

    "Paper, rock, and scissors they all have their pros and cons "

    Like the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of the US government. Balance of power, checks and balances.

    "And all of us we will endure
    Just like we always have
    But you just can't be too sure
    How long this will last "

    I think... "us" means the people living in America.
    "this" means the government, or our way of doing it?

    "Cause we control the chaos
    In the back of our minds
    Our problems seem so small
    But the grow on us like gravity
    But gravity still makes us fall"

    Problems in the government that seem to small to them but are in reality important, that the government has been distracted from or has and keeps putting off until later, and eventually they'll catch up and something bad will happen.
    liebherkon December 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I wish they made it a LITTLE longer. I love the part when it goes "paper, rock, and scissors all have thier pros and cons" great vocals.
    chevelleinc2005on February 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"opinions are immunity to being told your wrong"

    is my fave line cause, it's bout how we can't really say anyhting's right cause thats discriminative or something... we're all allowed to have our own opinion which is kinda stupid cause it means you can't tell someone if they're wrong... or something like that... if i made any sense...

    "constant in the constitution is that there can't be one sloution" says the same thing...
    drummer girlon May 18, 2005   Link

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