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Every day, feeling so ordinary. Every day, I get on with it.
Stuck in a loop, feeling so ordinary. Every day I get out of it.

I'm my enemy,
I'm not going to be.
All this stuff's so ordinary.
Time just passed you by.
And my memory, it keeps telling me all this stuff's just ordinary.

I wake in the morning,
I hope that something's going to change.
And late in the evening,
I'm reassured it's all the same.

I'm my enemy,
I'm not going to be.
All this stuff's just ordinary.
Time just passed you by.
And my memory, it keeps telling me all this stuff's just ordinary.
My enemy.


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    General CommentThis song is obviously about someone whose life is now repetitive and predictable, to the point of depression. I think the video clip reflects that too.
    Stackleon February 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah pretty much.. altho cog songs are never simple and clear cut.. there is always the chance of underlying or hidden meanings to their lyrics damn they are the greatest band.. especially on seeing them live
    cogon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i think it's about depression. feeling like you are your own enemy. and you try to keep going but nothing seems to change. times just passing by but you're not getting anywhere.
    mel-luvs-tleon May 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRoutine will get you killed. he's fallen into repetition, and is starting to hate his life because of it. he's his own enemy because of the boredom he suffers by choice.
    Gummyon September 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's broader than just one guy. Like the rest of their album, I think it's a sort of Marxist-style revolutionary call to people to wake up to the fact that there's something more to life than the ordinary stuff that makes up most of it, to throw off our false consciousness and actually do something meaningful, speak out against injustice and not just be a passive consumer of whatever is thrown at you.
    nobalancepalaceon November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree. It's about society as a whole and not just 1 being.
    Work to live, not live to work.
    poizen-ivyon September 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI totally agree. It's about society as a whole and not just 1 being.
    Work to live, not live to work.
    poizen-ivyon September 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commenttotally feeling this song right now. and i think that both of those opinions are right.its about one person, but at the same time about the whole of society.
    love this song
    sam-xxxon November 04, 2008   Link

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