"Cosmopolitan" as written by and James/forrest Galley....
You're not pretty enough
You're not skinny enough
You're not healthy enough
You're not shaking at our touch

You're not lonely enough
You're not holy enough
You're not saying too much
About what you think we want

So shock me
So shock me
So shock me

Well you spend the night
I'll take my life
We'll close our eyes
We'll be dead by sunrise

You're not dreaming too much
You're not sleeping enough
You're not burning enough
Of your body to be loved

So shock me
So shock me
So shock me

Well you spend the night
I'll take my life
We'll close our eyes
We'll be dead by sunrise

You spend the night
I'll take my life
We'll close our eyes
We're so uptight

You spend the night
I'll take my life
We'll kill our time
We'll be dead by sunrise


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"Cosmopolitan" as written by James Galley David Jones

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    General Commenti just saw them do this last night. bloody fantastic. i don't really care what it means its just really good.
    t1nkerb3llon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is just the perfect teenage anthem... well it's my anthem atm! it's all about insecurities & wondering what the point in living is if all you do is worry about who you are. & the guitar is fab!! :)
    get ready for nine black alps to become legends.
    (i saw them live too!! so ner)
    em_fataleon April 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti really wanna hear this song. ive heard two by them so far and love them,
    under~the~roseon May 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYay! i really enjoy their music, especially this song..
    i agree with em_fatale about "teenage anthem"-thingy. a very perfect way to put it!!
    ^^on June 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant song, totally agree its a teen anthem i think it more of a teenage girl anthem beause were more insercure about we look, and wanting to be perfect
    indie_rock_rollon June 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe whole album is made up of anthems sounds mature yet full of life and just flows. just love this album.

    just a point indie rock roll you do realise its not just girls that have insecurities and im sick of people saying its a girls problem a friend of mine is very insecure about himself and it doesnt really help when hes told its a girls problem. its a problem for everyone that has severe insecurities dont discount people just because the dont always talk about it as freely
    Big_scaryon July 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthink there fairly good but the lyrics are but weak at times
    robc3on October 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJust a song about hating everyone perhaps? About hating everyone for not letting you fit in, not letting you be part of them?

    and yeah, good point big_scary. I know plenty of insecure guys. No, they're not emo either.
    YoungxForxEternityon January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song, and I think its about how some ppl spend there whole life trying to impress the next person and you can't win that one, so they've ruined everything good with the ppl who don't need to be impressed by them (real friends, fam, etc.) and the fact that no one can be fine with what they got.
    revzxr5on January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLol its about someone who's fed up of everyone trying to be the most shocking person, playing up their life stories for attention. It's like, you can't shock me, I don't care.
    simsfreqon January 27, 2006   Link

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