"Extraordinary Thing" as written by and Matthew Nicholas Hales....
Cheer up it might never happen, oh, it might never happen we we'll see
As I sit here spitting and churning, oh, its clear its happening right now to me
Make it special for a loved for a stranger peace is hard to hard to come by
Extra ordinary thing

Why not believe in something something's got to be better than nothing
Just because its the end of the beginning doesn't mean its the beginning of the

Failing fractured broken busted all for nothing sing my heart out for a stranger
Extra ordinary thing song my heart out for a stranger extra ordinary thing

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"Extra Ordinary Thing" as written by Matthew Nicholas Hales

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    General Commenti love the instruments in this song. Especially at the beginning.

    but as far as what it means.. i wish i knew.
    i hate when songs haven't been commented on.. because i want to know what this means.

    "Just becasue it's the end of the beginning
    Doesn't mean it's the beginning of the end."
    waitingonyouon December 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwaitingonyou, you totally stole my thunder haha...i love this song so much..its seriously underrated.

    personally, i think the song is about a couple, maybe the male is finally opening up to the female but its kind of too late..isnt that how it always is?
    IAmAClicheon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about an impending break up. It seems like he is saying, "it might never happen" meaning we don't need to break up, and goes on to say "just because it's it end of the beginning, doesn't mean it's the beginning of the end." I think it is about a couple hitting a rough patch, their first hard time, and him trying to keep it from causing the relationship to end. I think he says both stranger and loved one for the same person, because you never really know the person you are with. whatever it means, it is a great song.
    humphrklon January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely adore this song. It has an immense melancholic beauty. It makes me think about life in general, with its ups and downs.
    Beta7on February 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely love this song. the vocals are just so haunting and beautiful.
    acey_loves_mcron April 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song.. it could mean pretty much anything but i think that its maybe about how shocking it is to actually make it in the music buisness and that he's making money off his deepest most heartfelt songs.
    'Cheer up, it might never happen' would be those who didnt really believe he'd make it so cheer up & pursue something else. he replies 'well, we'll see'
    'spitting and churning' would be all the hard work it takes to make it in music. then finally the hard work results in success .... 'It's clear that it's happening right now to me'
    he wants to make his songs special as they are truly from the heart as he is a genuine sensitive person. Although they're written for loved ones the people buying & listening to his songs are strangers.
    'Make it special
    For a loved one
    For a stranger'
    Financial and emotional peace are hard to come by so it's an extrordinary thing that as a musician he finally becames so succesful. But most of all the whole buisness is extroadanary and so is everything it stands for. it makes u stand back & wonder if being rich and succesful is a completly right moral thing. Selling your heartfelt songs would kind of be like selling your soul.
    'Peace is hard to
    Hard to come by
    Extraordinary thing'
    he'll take success as it comes because personal success; whats not to like? it's easier to coast along then to question where u are and how u got there. His new found fame is a new beginning as he says goodbye to obscurity.
    'Why not believe in something?
    Something's got to be better than nothing
    Just because it's the end of the beginning
    Doesn't mean it's the beginning of the end'
    Finally whats the point of being an independent musician without a record label and chart topping songs if it means stuggle and poverty? whats really to show for stubbern individuality? He resolves to just go ahead & sing for all those strangers all though its still a little extraodinary.
    'Falling fragile
    Broken busted
    All for nothing
    Sing my heart out
    For a stranger
    Extraordinary thing
    Sing my heart out
    For a stranger
    Extraordinary thing'

    so i guess this would be a reply to anyone who might say he's gotten to comercial but hey, im proably all wrong:)
    pinkaspinksarahon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.

    i think it's about not giving up hope in any aspect of life.
    tonymontana444on October 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentevery song that he has written on the album strange & beautiful means something really deep... and heartfelt to me. this album has gotten me through so much... i dont care how corney this sounds. but..

    what I think this song is about, is a person who was, lightweight, recently out of a relationship, there previous partner has had a gf/bf or two, and now, they finally are over them. after everything. and really, its an extrordinary thing to get over love. so... thats what im assuming. but thats just me...
    beigedraweron July 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentpinkaspinksarah is pretty much right - I read in an interview that this song is about how he is making money off the songs that have come straight from his soul, and that he feels he is performing them to strangers, kind of like by signing a record deal and doing concerts and stuff he's selling his soul to the devil
    stinaaahon October 26, 2008   Link

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