I’m waking up past noon
I’m never sure what day it is
I’m wishing I was you
I’m wishing I was anybody else

I’m buried underneath
These opportunities
Selective Memory
Well I’ll bet you’ll forget about me

I’m tired of all the pain
I’m tired of all the problems that I’ve caused
I’m tired of all the things
I should have instead of staying home

I’m buried underneath
These opportunities
Selective Memory
Well I’ll bet you’ll forget about me

Well if there was a problem I can’t solve, I’d just forget about
I’ve always had everything I’ve ever wanted, and never doubted
that I’d not only have my cake and eat it too
but lately something tells me I’ve been fooled
well, ah, that you’ll forget about me

I’m buried underneath
These opportunities
Selective Memory
Well I’ll bet you’ll forget about me

I’m buried underneath
These opportunities
Selective Memories
Well I’ll bet you’ll forget about me
I’ll bet you forget about me
I’ll bet you forget about me
I’ll bet you forget about me
I’ll bet you forget about me



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    General Commentthis is about having a shit life, being bored out of your mind, and missing someone you have broken up with so badly everything just seems so worse at times...

    thats what I think anyway :)
    indieaphroditeon October 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentaka I can relate lol ^
    indieaphroditeon October 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about missing out on chances to succeed and to fall in love, etc. and this song is the person who has missed all these good chances lamenting their bad decisions, but trying to reassure themselves that nothing too bad really happened.
    jt103on January 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about this guy's ex-girlfriend. About her having a "selective memory", meaning he thinks she's gonna forget about him. I think the opportunities are missed chances to make her stay with him, or to make her fall in love with him. "I’m tired of all the things I should have done instead of staying home." is about the things that they should have done together, to keep the relationship going. Well, that's my opinion, but please don't flame me for it. ^_^
    the-new-canceron January 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think basically this song is about ideally keith loving somebody, but they dont like him back. he wishes he was somebody else becuase he has no chance of this girl liking him. the notable quote 'selective memory' suggests keith maybe has selective memory thinking of nothing else but opportunities and being 'buried underneath'. and story of one loves and one doesnt without adherance of noticing.
    benisascientiston January 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song proves that the scientists rock. I’d not only have my cake and eat it too
    but lately something tells me I’ve been fooled
    well, ah, that you’ll forget about me.
    that sums up my life atm. ah love love love and camels all round
    verysuperstitiouson May 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell my friends recently been in a car accident and she loved this song...she was going through a bad time and felt quite lonely, so i think this song is about been lonely and always wanting to be better in what you do and if you do something you never do it right or someone does it better or beats you to it.

    I love this song and my dear friend meghan!
    samantheron December 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell my friends recently been in a car accident and she loved this song...she was going through a bad time and felt quite lonely, so i think this song is about been lonely and always wanting to be better in what you do and if you do something you never do it right or someone does it better or beats you to it.

    I love this song and my dear friend meghan!
    samantheron December 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjt103 is spot on on what i think its about...
    i dont think its about girls friends or anything
    and the line
    "I’ll bet you forget about me"
    is that this person feels they havent done anything with themselves and the world or whoever will forget about them...
    Gjorgie_Ashaon February 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Gjorgie_Asha this is just a guy whos had a pretty sweet life and is now living on his own but totaly ruining his life
    p.s. its catch!
    something0cleveron August 13, 2007   Link

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