"Pace Yourself" as written by and Tom Oakes Robert Ragan....
You cant write the same song over again,
It's in the same key,
Over again, yeah,
Because were doing so good,
Making up for miles just a little while like you would,
Under-estimating, you know you think were doing so good,
I'm glad to be a part of the glass that you placed upon your withered heart, encased and left for danger,
In a race to the rode on the way to apathy,
It's life's little let downs, spontaneity,

You cant write the same song over again,
It's in the same key,
Over again, yeah,
Because were doing so good,
Making up for miles just a little while like you would,
Under-estimating, you know you think were doing so good,
I'm glad to be a part of the glass that you placed upon your withered heart, encased and left for danger,
In a race to the rode on the way to apathy,
It's life's little let downs, spontaneity,
Spontaneity, yeah,

You can't write the same song over again,
It's in the same key,
Over again, yeah,
Because were doing so good,
Making up for miles just a little while like you would,
Under-estimating, you know you think were doing so good,
I'm glad to be a part of the glass that you placed upon your withered heart, encased and left for danger,
It's life's little let downs,
It's life's little let downs, spontaneity,


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    General CommentI think this is my favorite song off of histrionics...

    it's lifes little letdowns... spontaneity
    wilting-tearson September 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThat song is so amazing
    how it goes from like normal to like electronica,
    its just so good
    DarkShadow1309on February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like how he says you can't write the same song over again, yet it repeats itself anyway, as they do with other songs such as histrionics.

    This is of course saying don't try to do too much too quickly, emodied in the title "Pace Yourself." They apply it to song writing, but more importantly to relationships. Using a line like "In a race on the road on the way to apathy" saying that to keep on doing things in a relationship or otherwise eventually turns us numb to them. Perfection isn't what we need, it's life's little let downs, cuz it would be spontaneous, something new.

    Also, showing that she has done this many times before, "glass you placed upon your withered heart encased and left for danger." This is a girl who has crushed guys hearts so many times, she doesn't even care anymore, but this guy is just happy to be a part of her neglegence to emotion. Amazing
    sourbervilleon May 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfucking amazing.
    i agree with sourberville.
    omggrrron May 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfucking amazing.
    i agree with sourberville.
    omggrrron May 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is riddled with contradictions:
    1) "You can't write the same song over again, It's in the same key" There are hundreds of thousands of songs writtin in the same key... if your not familiar with keys here's one for example... G... there are literally endless songs in the key of G

    2)"Making up for miles, just a little while." Miles take along time to make up for, its not some small off-handed event.

    3)"Underestimating, you know you think we're doing so good" An underestimation would be thinking that "we" are not doing good at all

    4)"Glad to be a part... danger" He says he's glad to be a part of a bunch of negative rhetoric...

    5)"Race on the... way to apathy" Racing to do nothing? Hurry up and stop?

    6) (my personal favorited) "life's little let downs, spontaneity" A spontanious event is not preconcieved... you can be dissapointed by something that you didn't plan on happening... Its like saying, "i'm dissapointed that someone didn't walk up to me today and give me a million dollars"

    That's one in just about every line!

    As for the line "Glad to be a part... ...danger" I think it could mean the exact oposite of what was mentioned in the earlier post. Since it is her heart that is "whithered" and "incased and left for danger" it's more likely that she is the victum. However, going with the theme of contradiction, maybe this person has not been heartbroken in anyway but is merely avoiding heartbreak. The "encasing" is evidence of this. In this case, the let down is more of the absense of spontineity, this person is completely afraid and avoids any spontaneous action. She's "running the road to apathy" and, since she does not allow the narrator into her "heart", he is glad to simply be running beside her.
    CBrownieon June 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love how it goes to all sketched out during the last verse.it totally makes the song.
    megg_youknowon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song. the higher is like my new favorite band, there amazing
    whoa_itz_rachelon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with everyone above me, esp. CBrownie.

    but i think i have a slightly different perspective. i feel like this song discribes the frustration they experienced while trying to create new songs while touring. that was the initial feeling i got from it anyway. i love how they utilize the electonics to make a kind of robotic, rash effect. very thought provokeing.

    nottoolateforcoffeeon June 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell ofcourse it repeats itself

    its suppose to be sarcastic

    i looooooove this song
    mandacuti3pantson July 04, 2007   Link

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