"Slow Down" as written by Daniel B. Estrin, Douglas Sean Robb and Chris Light Hesse....
Close the door and take the stairs.
Up or down? Ups and downs.
Don't pretend you've never been there.
You kiss me like an over dramatic actor who's starving for work,
With one last shot to make it happen.
You've won the role, you've played your part, you've been cordially invited.
But I'm not impressed, and I'm definitely not excited.
'Cause the film runs a shallow budget, and the writer's subject script isn't any deeper.
So dive right in

Hollywood hills and suburban thrills,
Hey you, who are you kidding?
I'm not like them. I won't buy in.
Hollywood hills and suburban thrills,
Hey you, who are you kidding?
Don't quit 'til 47.
Then we'll turn it up and we'll play a little faster.

Take back everything you ever said.
You never meant a word of it. You never did.
Take back everything you said.
You never meant a word of it. You never did.
She said "Alright, Alright, slow down!"
Oh no, oh no, we won't.
'Cause I regret every word that I said to ever make her feel
Like she was something special, or that she ever really mattered.
Did she ever really matter?

Hollywood hills and suburban thrills,
Hey you, who are you kidding?
I'm not like them. I won't buy in.
Hollywood hills and suburban thrills,
Just don't count on this summer.
Don't quit 'til 47. Then we'll turn it up and we'll play a little faster.

Take back everything you ever said.
You never meant a word of it.
You never did.
Take back everything you said.
You never meant a word of it.
You never did.
I'm not saying that I'm not breaking some hearts tonight, girl.

Alright, alright, slow down

Take back everything you ever said.
You never meant a word of it. You never did.
Take back everything you said.
You never meant a word of it. You never did.

Hollywood hills and suburban thrills,
Hey you, who are you kidding?
I'm not like them. I won't buy in.


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"Slow Down" as written by Daniel B. Estrin Chris Light Hesse

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    General CommentI love love love *!!!!!!* this song and the video. Jesus, William is sooo painfully lanky!! oh by the by: "don't quit till forty-seven" is a refrence to The Romones.
    liabethon February 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't believe no one has commented on this song.
    this is an amazing song.
    save the music14on March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah it is...

    "Or that she ever really mattered
    Or did she ever really matter? "
    ADimeADexteron March 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song most likely has several different meanings, but part of it sounded like someone the singer knew was a complete suburbian and tries to create drama to enhance their boring life ("you kissed me like an overdramatic actor") but he doesnt want anything to do with the suburbians ("im not like them, i wont buy in")

    these guys are great live, i really rocemmend seeing a show
    MySensesHavFailed35on April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDUDE. The Academy Is... is so effing good. I think this is my favorite song of theirs, I could listen to it for forever.
    logicalharmon May 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm surprised that there aren't more comments...

    this song has to be my favorite on the album. it's just so amazing...

    "Hollywood hills and suburban thrills and you
    Who are you kidding?
    I'm not like them
    I won't buy it
    Hollywood hills and suburban thrills
    Just don't count on the summer
    donn’t Quit your forty-seven
    Then we'll turn it up and we'll play a little faster"
    i love the chorus.
    armytankson October 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery good song.
    punkrockasianon December 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is my favorite by them! the chorus is so great, i can't stop listening to it!
    softball14luveron January 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEveryone just is way too dramatic and he is saying he's not like that and he won't give up doing what he loves until at least forty-seven? Don't know, but I love this song.
    elflady00on January 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSimply in love w/ this song! my fav in the album =D

    Tho' I think this song is simply about the hypocrisy of the entertainment world and how it changes people so fast, which he's reffering as to the subject of this song... I guess?

    Btw, isn't it suppose to be 'Don't quit till forty-seven'
    and not 'donn’t Quit your forty-seven'?
    xstayxhumblexon January 31, 2006   Link

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