"The New York Times" as written by Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya and Greg Eklund....
It make no sense to me
I was living in a different world today
When I heard the news

I keep on having the same bad dream
And it makes me wanna hurt all the people
Who have done this thing to you

when I see your face
I can see you smile
I read all about you in the new york times

when I see your eyes
I can see your life
When I think about what happened
It just makes me crazy

this makes no sense to me yeah
This eye for an eye thing
It has gone too far
I don't know anyone who does not hurt inside
I would like to believe that we can learn from this
And maybe some day
Make things right

I wanna believe in this world
I wanna believe in this life
I wanna believe in a world
That does not seem real
When I read between the lines

when I see your face
I can see you smile
I read all about you in the new york times

when I see your eyes
I can see your life
When I read the words about you
It just makes me crazy

I wanna believe in this world
I wanna believe in this life
I wanna believe in a world
That does not seem real
When I read between the lines

you got to read between the lines

you got to read between the lines

I really wanna believe...
I can make things right

I wanna believe I can learn
How feel all right inside

I wanna believe I can learn
How to make things right
I wanna believe in this world
I wanna believe in this life
I wanna believe in a world that does not seem real
When I read the new york times

I see your face
I can see you smile
I read all about you in the new york times

I can see your eyes
I can see your life
When I think about what happened it just makes me crazy

when I close my eyes... you seem so alive
When I think about you
I wanna believe... we can make things right

I wanna believe
(I wanna believe)

I wanna believe in this world
I wanna believe in this life
I wanna believe in a world that does not seem real
When I read the new york times


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"The New York Times" as written by Craig Montoya Art Alexakis

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    General CommentHmm, maybe this song is referring to Sept. 11th? It could be that, and the person he is talking about perhaps died in the tragic attack.
    Taylouron April 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a guy who moved on from a girl, but he still kept his eyes on her like watching and protecting her and finds out how she is through his own sources. the reason that they are in differnt worlds is because
    "this eye for an eye thing
    it has gone too far"
    they did it in vengence like the saying an eye for me eye and the part
    "i don't know anyone who does not hurt inside
    i would like to believe that we can learn from this
    and maybe some day
    make things right"
    that means that they should stop the vengence and just get along
    xanticromberrockeron July 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNot releasing this song as the first single for Slow Motion Daydream is the single worst mistake that Everclear ever made in their career.

    As for the meaning, it's specifically about 9/11 (either about a person, people or just the USA in general), but the lyrics can apply to any relationship.
    jwarlickon March 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is, in fact, about 9/11. It's Art's reaction to the events of that day, as well as his concern about what the future holds for society and our way of living.
    MafiaMan13on April 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment9/11. plain and simple
    FilmMaker86on November 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is definitely about 9/11. I think it's their reflection on the tragedy, the confusion, and just reading about the people who perished. I felt the same way.
    RyanPon October 10, 2014   Link

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