"Taxi Driver" as written by and Andy Mccoy....
I took cutie for a ride in my death cab
She tipped me with a kiss I dropped her off at the meth lab
Before she left she made a dashboard confessional
And spilled her guts in cursive but what's worse is
I could still see her bright eyes like sunny day real estate
Oh my and in a funny way it irritates
So high but no chance

My little chemical romance left a bad taste in my mouth
But I approached her like hey Mercedes why the long face
Why you crying? there's no need
Just throw on this coheed and fall out boy meets girl jimmy eat world
But Schlep eats pills till he's all out
Not once not twice she was thrice times a lady
Actin' all brand new, but I had to
Bounce over to the postal services to

Pick up these pills that take care of my nervousness
And on the way I saw planes and mistook'em for stars
She played games but she took em too far
At the drive in

Watching soft porn and you could tell
By the trail of the dead, that there was something in the popcorn
Hopped back in my cab destination midtown
Just to get up with some kids that like to get down
I made my rounds and that was that

In between the frowns, the scraps and heart attacks
And I remember I seen her ass in early November
On a Thursday taking back Sunday for a refund
She shot a wink like no hard feelings
Then she jetted to Brazil man them pills had me spun

This is the story of the year right here
This is hot water music
Put ya ramen into it


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"Taxi Driver" as written by Matthew Mcginley Travis Mc Coy

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    General CommentDeathcab For Cutie
    Dashboard Confessional
    Cursive
    Bright Eyes
    Sunny Day Real Estate
    My Chemical Romance
    Hey Mercedes
    Coheed and Cambria
    Fall Out Boy
    Jimmy Eat World
    Thrice
    Brand New
    Postal Service
    Planes Mistaken For Stars
    The New Pornographers (I believe…the ‘soft porn’ reference)
    Popcorn
    At The Drive In
    …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead
    Midtown
    Scraps and Heart Attacks
    The Get Up Kids
    The Early November
    Thursday
    Taking Back Sunday
    Jets To Brazil
    Story Of The Year
    Hot Water Music

    Fueled By Ramen mentioned in last line: “this is hot water music, you can cook your ‘ramen’ to it….“GYM CLASS HEROES are on Fueled By Ramen’s record label.
    SeeingRedon September 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow nobody's commented on this song, its definitely my favorite of their's

    i can't name all the bands in here but i can name at least 10 that i listen to... good song
    Punk in Drublicon January 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is definately the sweetest song ever, i saw these guys at a boys night out and emery show and i couldnt belive that they were playing, it was so random to have this crazy hip hop band playing with these two emo-core bands, but they had the whole place dancing, it was really cool


    oh yeah and the last line is this is hot water music, you can cook your ramen to it

    cause they're on fueld by ramen record lable
    pac0x2on January 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentoh saw them too there, and the rapper, i don't know his name, but yo he gives the best huge, i also saw him again at a fall out boy/midtown/the academy is... show, and i was the only person there rapping this WHOLE song, haha i have it memorized, its fucking awesome

    i'm going to try to list the bands haha--
    death cab for cutie, dashboard confessional, cursive, bright eyes, sunny day real estate, my chemcial romance, coheed and cambria, fall out boy, jimmy eat world, thrice, brand new, postal service, planes mistaken for stars, at the drive in, midtown, the get up kids, early november, thursday, taking back sunday, brazil, story of the year, hot water music

    and maybe, the part where theyre like destination: midtown, i think of the mae album destination: beautiful, maybe a little reference there too?
    nd i luv ur painon January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis band is local to me...my best friend goes to school with one of the band members (she's in History of Rock and Roll with him) so i've had their unreleased CD (Paper Cut Chronicles) for a couple months already. I'm glad to see that they're getting bigger. I heard them on the radio the other day and this song is on smartpunk.com right now...i think it's awesome. i like this song a lot too, i remember the first time i heard it, i was so syked. But their CD (the previously unrealeased one i was talking about) comes out real soon, so look for it, it's awesome.
    sucks_at_lifeon January 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love all the references to all the great bands...
    ADimeADexteron January 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm guessing "she jetted to Brazil" is a reference to Jets to Brazil (RIP...) rather than Brazil.
    Nova4761on February 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou missed "Hey Mercedes"
    Punk in Drublicon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou also forgot "...and you will know us by our trail of dead" and "scraps and heart attacks" those are both bands, the latter being the better of the two
    atdi022on February 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'd have to say And You Will Know Us By THE Trail of Dead is the better band, but how cool is this song? There are some lines that feel forced but for the most part they pulled it off and didn't make this song feel like a shout out gimmick. Cool.
    ShesMyRushmoreon March 02, 2005   Link

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