"Meantime" as written by David Craig, Barry Hyde, David Hyde and Ross Millard....
I wasn't laughing properly
When you were talking to me
I didn't find it funny, your story didn't do it for me
False conversations, false conversations
And you thought that i was joking when i said you were a moron
When i said it i was smiling, so you thought that i was joking

[Chorus]
It's easy to try
It's easy any time
We can talk if we like
Let's forget it for the meantime

False conversations, a waste of time, false conversations
It's not interesting to have false conversations
You've stolen all your stories and I don't have the patience

[Chorus: x2]

You are a decent person and you have a function
So why do we say hello?
It's just a fashion that we follow that we should be forgetting
But then you do it again, you do the same again
You are a decent person and you have a function
So why do we say hello?
It's just a fashion that we follow that we should be forgetting
It's a fashion that we follow that we should be forgetting
It's a fashion that we follow that we should be forgetting
But then you do it again, you do the same again

[Chorus: x2]


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"Meantime" as written by David Craig Barry Hyde

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    General CommentThis is definitely the best Futureheads song. Screw Hounds of Love...Meantime kicks that songs ass.
    The_Variableon June 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't believe nobody commented on this song.

    anyways, obviously this song is about saying hello to someone boring and now the boring person thinks they're good friends and whenever they see each other they have to 'talk'. maybe the boring person thinks that way cause he's lonely or nerdy so nobody really talks to him.
    the boring person doesn't know this but the bored person actually thinks he's a moron and he'll fake it everytime eventhough the bored person thinks the boring person is quite decent to study or do nerdy stuff but he's uninteresting and boring.
    xxasswipeon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh ya, i also wanted to say that this song is really awesome. i love the beat and the way he sings it. its just great.
    xxasswipeon January 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlol i agree, the futureheads portray that they're losers in through their music (even tho they're not) i think this song is about havin no confidence in ureself and thinking that you're not worthy enough to talk 2 someone. Can I just say that that's NEVER true xxx
    princesskateon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of msn messenger. When everytime you sign in you get these "friends" asking you the same questions every day! "howz u?" etc. They dont really care how you are but they ask anyway. Its like a tradition or a
    "fashion that we follow that we should be forgetting" This song sums it all up. I love it!
    sOCS479on January 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis reminds me of talking to pathological liars. all their stories are made up and everything sounds so fabricated. always false conversations...
    shwaydayon February 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis reminds me 95% person i meet everyday talking for nothing just to could that they have friends and they're cool
    lostedon February 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Futureheads are great, but part of their greatness is their Sunderland accents. Discuss.
    Random Boyon February 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou know i thought they were scottish.
    this song sums up most conversations doesn't it? most conversations you have are false, what people ask you and what you are obliged to ask them is false and it's total crap. like, say you were in a car with some ordinary person who hadn't done much with their life and there's that tension you get where you have to talk, but about crap cos you don't know them well enough yet to talk about anything intersesting or they just aren't an interseting person to talk to anyway, so you start having false conversations. and it starts off as 'how are you' etc, and if it's someone who doesn't talk back (those people REALLY annoy me) then you have tostart talking about proper crap, like, 'so, err, have you been on holiday recently?' and it builds up to the 'awkward silence'. thing is, i find this situation really interseting because the awkward silence tells you alot about the person who the awkward silence is with. if they continue to be self centred and persistently wait for you to ask them questions for them to bluntly answer to then i don't really think they are worth the effort. or it goes the other way and you get to know people better. I have this theory though where you don't HAVE to talk. it sometimes is worse when people really do start talking about utter shit about themselves or something really really boring to fill in gaps cos then you think, oh, comeon shut up. i think there's a line in a song somewhere, but i use it all the time and it is, 'in between the silence there was conversation. i just think thats the best. and it goes with this song. why should we talk about crap if we don't care? it's because people jugde too easy. if you talk about shit people get bored and annoyed and if you don't then people think you're rude. or is it just me? actually i've made myself out to be a non communicator type now haven't i? i'm actually very good at talking but not about shite.
    t1nkerb3llon March 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDitto.
    RaisedFistson March 31, 2005   Link

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