"Into the Airwaves" as written by and Andrew Mcmahon....
From an empty room on the first floor
As the cars pass by the liqour store
I deconstruct my thoughts at this piano
And it's all that I can do to stay with
All the things I didn't say to you
Before you moved across the country
And from the burning building where I lay
As I watch the stars become the day
The L.A. girls were lacing up their sneakers
They run the boardwalks and the beach
This fishbowl life is all they need
It's everything I needed, too
Until I heard the news

I'll send this message through the speakers
They told me that you moved
I'll cross this country on a frequency

I'm slipping through, I'm slipping through
I'm slipping into the airwaves
And this is nothing new, you are slipping through
My fingers and into the airwaves
The static's where you'll find me

From the corner by the studio
The gold-soaked afternoon comes slow
I deconstruct my thoughts and I am walking by
On Third Street, the freakshow thrives
Santa Monica's alive, but
Something's not so right inside
Living with the news

I'll send this message through the speakers
They told me that you moved
I'll cross this country on a frequency

I am slipping through, I am slipping through
I am slipping into the airwaves
(The static's where you'll find me)
And this is nothing new, you are slipping through
My fingers and into the airwaves
Into the airwaves

So hold on, it's gonna be hard day
So hang on, now. Don't panic
Don't panic, there simply is no need

It's gonna be a hard day
It's gonna be a hard day
Don't panic, don't panic
We are hanging here
We are hanging here

I am slipping through, I am slipping through
I am slipping into the airwaves
(The static's where you'll find me)
And this is nothing new, you are slipping through
My fingers and into the airwaves
Into the airwaves

It's gonna be a hard day
(It's gonna be a hard day)
So hang on, now
Don't panic, don't panic
There simply is no need

It's gonna be a hard day
(It's gonna be a hard day)
It's gonna be a hard day
Don't panic, don't panic
We are hanging here

(It's gonna be a hard day)
We are hanging here
(It's gonna be a hard day)
We are hanging here
We are hanging here


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"Into the Airwaves" as written by Andrew Ross Mcmahon

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    General CommentI find it funny that the friend Andrew supposedly wrote this about moved back before he had time to record the song. Har har.
    Cassayon May 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSomething Corporate is my favorite band. Bet you never would have guessed with my user name, eh? One of my heroes is Andrew McMahon. Honestly, what a cool guy. Anyway, I haven't posted on this site for about 3 years, and I'm sure the last post was for a Something Corporate song. I was lucky enough to hear Konstantine as my first Something Corporate song. And with JM, it's equally good. I'm really excited for August 9th. I just wanted to take a chance to wish Andrew a speedy recovery and to keep his head high. You are truly my favorite musician of all time, and I know that means more to you than it does to most. To Andrew McMahon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin loves you, get better big guy and we'll see ya soon.
    AndrewMcIsTheManon June 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthaha i like that story too..anyways im really excited for this cd
    ilustrisimo08on July 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI just wanna say Andrew you are the best artist/song writer in the history of time. I love SoCo and now I feel the same way about JM. The CD has finally come out and of couse i went out to buy it asap. This has to be one of my top 3 favorites of the CD. Keep it up I already can't wait for JM's sophmore album. Just stay strong and get better soon I wanna see you on stage for JM. Much love.
    ivehadtomanychanceson August 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti...love...this...song...

    andrew is a brilliant writer & musician. the combination of his voice, the drums & the piano in the beginning of this song is amazing. i wish more music incorporated the piano...the final sound is quite impressive.
    mistermoldyon November 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNone of you are talking about the meaning of the song haha. But I think this song truely explains the album. A musician myself, cough myspace.com/edenhallrock cough, um, alot of messages and whatnot are always covered with vague metaphors and whatnot. Like Coheed and Cambria; their newest album - if you listen REALLY CLOSELY - is about how Claudio, the lead singer, went on tour only to find out his girlfriend was cheating on him. I'd like to think of Jack's Mannequin as an extended storyline to "Konstantine." I think that this song in particular is about how he misses that girl and has no idea where she is, so he's making this album in general for her to find him. So why not do it with SoCo? 'Cause everyone in SoCo writes collectively together. So he did it himself. That's why he goes, "The static's where you'll find me." He's giving clues to the girl from "Konstantine" (I think her realy name is Krystal) to listen closely. That's just me though.
    vegancarnivoreon March 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.The lyrics are sort of cryptic...they almost don't make sense, I don't think you can really explain them. But they still click with you.
    AxMelodicxClashon March 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me the lines:
    This fishbowl life is all they need
    It’s everything I needed too
    ...until I heard the news.

    and

    Something’s not so right inside
    Living with the news...

    to me this seams like l.a life was so perfect for him until he got the news about his illness? just a thought
    finallyfreeon April 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfinallyfree, the song was written and recorded before he got sick
    reemannequinon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfinallyfree, the song was written and recorded before he got sick
    reemannequinon May 26, 2006   Link

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