This king of overstatement now
Would like to whisper
Sweet something in your ear all day
From now till then
I can’t swim with irons on my tail, they want an answer
And hip-hip hooray, we lose again
Dear god, you can suit yourself

Oh you could be, an amputee
There’s got to be
Something better than…

We stink of understatement, we’re so overfriendly
More people to latch on to
More ears to bend
And I’ve swam the long route home enough, 've got broken shoulders
And hip-hip hooray, we lose again
Dear god, how do you forgive yourself

You could be an amputee
It wouldn’t matter all that much
It wouldn’t mean a thing to me
So answer me
Do you believe its true?
There’s gotta be something better than...

So don’t listen to them
Listen to yourself
We are addicted to ourselves
We leave room for on one else
So answer me
Do you believe its true?
There’s gotta be something better than...

Keep pushin’ back, you’ll come up roses (x2)
We’re not the same even though we share a name
Keep pushin’ back, we’ll come up roses (x2)

I've heard it all before
Seen it all before
Played this scene before

You could be an amputee
It wouldn't matter all that much,
It wouldn't mean a thing to me
So answer me
Do you believe it's true?
There's gotta be something better than this

But it’s nothing to you (x2)
No it’s nothing to you
It’s something better than this

But it’s nothing to you (x2)
No it’s nothing to you
It’s something better than this



Lyrics submitted by UN5ANE, edited by quopop

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  • +1
    General CommentIt was about his then girlfriend who asked him, "if I lost a limb, would you still love me?". The song's a kind of reply to that. But in an interview Mike said that he's no longer with that woman so the last bit is a bit of an update to the whole thing...

    "But it’s nothing to you (x2)
    No it’s nothing to you
    It’s something better than this "

    Showing that all his feelings and how much she meant to him was nothing for her and she just went off and looked for 'someone better'/found 'somone better'.

    Though he also says "There's gotta be something better than this" in the chorus which is a different bit really, so maybe I'm wrong. Oceansize rule though ! :D
    the_sharpieon December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe its about about figuring out that life isnt perfect, or god for that matter.
    nostlalgiaon September 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteveryone seems to make some religous contact with Oceansizes songs.. and i can kinda see why!
    but i think the first person hit the nail on the head..
    i love oceansize
    mmnts_frver_fdedon June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can't help but feel from the lyrics in the verses that this song is mostly an attack on self-centred socialites with whom he doesn't connect.

    Example lyrics - "so overfriendly...more people to latch on to/ more ears to bend... we are addicted to ourselves/ we leave room for noone else"
    tinfoilon July 09, 2007   Link

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